The 2023 New Zealand Agricultural Show, being staged by the Canterbury A&P Association in its 160th anniversary year, is expected to draw 100,000-plus visitors over the three days November 15-17.

A renewed emphasis on how farm produce makes it from the paddock to the consumer will be a feature of the 2023 New Zealand Agricultural Show.

Jacqueline Rowarth is one of many top speakers lined-up for next February’s East Coast Farming Expo.

There's an air of anticipation and excitement around February's East Coast Farming Expo - especially with the announcement of the speakers.

Suzi Keeling says it is critical that research keeps evolving.

One of the ways Beef+Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is working to support farmers in addressing the challenges they face is through our extensive research and development (R&D) programmes.

Waipara sheep farmer Tom Kidner says converting some of his farm to an Agrivoltaic solar power station will give him a future-proofed alternative income stream. Photo: Supplied

A Waipara farmer planning to have 200ha of his property converted to an “Agri-voltaic” solar power plant says it represents a secure, 30-year diverse income stream for his business.

Sheep with finer wool, greater tolerance for hot weather, top meat quality traits, as well as lower methane emissions is the goal behind the ‘Sheep of the Future’ programme.

Sheep with finer wool, greater tolerance for hot weather, top meat quality traits, and lower methane emissions.

Lucy Burkitt and interactive model showing the different ways to reduce nutrient and sediment loss to waterways.

There are a multitude of ways for farmers to reduce nutrient and sediment loss to waterways, but explaining this is a challenge.

The value of protecting critical source areas in intensively grazed winter forage crops has been highlighted in a sheep winter grazing trial carried out on an Otago farm.

Waikato Regional Council has sought an interim Enforcement Order from the Environment Court to stop piggery effluent from entering a waterway north of Te Aroha.

The financial viability of farmers having solar panels on their land, as well as stock, is the subject of a significant two year research study being undertaken by Massey University.

ANZ says businesses are now realising the advantages of clean transport options and this is driving huge change.

Farmers and rural consultants participating in the Waimakariri district “Next Generation Farming” pilot study, say the process “opened their eyes” to possibilities for improvement in farm businesses, but was also challenging.

Reduced input costs and nitrogen fertiliser use, along with improved environmental outcomes, are key benefits of a precision agriculture project designed to help farmers meet tough nitrate caps while maintaining their viability.

North Canterbury farming couple Bridget Banks and Chris Pennell are focused on developing a really high quality beef herd.

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