Onfarm injuries are at their highest in the beginning of spring — here's how you can prevent them.
Farmers and growers are being encouraged to enter this year’s Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Farm software company FarmIQ says it can manage the data farmers must collect and provide to prove their compliance and sustainability.
The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is very concerned about the animal welfare consequences of poor practices during winter grazing, says chief veterinary officer Helen Beattie.
The country’s biggest annual A&P show will go ahead with cattle classes this year despite the threat of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.
Environmental compliance is already a common business practice in dairying and horticulture, and now sheep and beef farmers must devise farm environmental plans (FEP) — a daunting prospect for some.
2018 East Coast Young Farmer of the Year Patrick Crawshaw learned early in his career from ‘early-adopting’ farmers how to identify and manage risk.
Four kiwi arable farmers were amazed recently to see the immensity of the cropping industries in western Europe and Ukraine.
Sheep farmers are offered a safety course via online videos in which farmers and shearers explain how to reduce injuries in and around the woolshed.
Trials on fodder beet in seven places in New Zealand show that there is minimal yield response to high applications of nitrogen (N) and potassium (K) fertiliser in beet crops.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, out and about last month in Waikato, ended one day holding baby Neve — but not of Ardern-Gayford fame.
Mixer wagons, common for decades, take many forms: simple concrete mixer style, rotors with paddles, single or multiple horizontal augers, or the ever-increasing vertical auger concept.
Farming practices now piloted by Mid Canterbury dairy farmers Grant and Jan Early could show other New Zealand farmers how they can successfully reduce their environmental impacts.
It is time for New Zealand cereal growers to adopt multi-site fungicides (MSF) to combat growing resistance to the more traditional chemistries, says Adama UK fungicide expert Andy Bailey.
It is an exciting time to be talking sheep milking, says Thomas MacDonald, business manager for Spring Sheep Dairy, in Taupo.
Lincoln University-owned research and development company Lincoln Agritech says dairy farmers might improve their environmental footprints and profit through two research projects now underway.
A New Zealand expert in leptospirosis says the disease appears to be becoming more ‘tropical’ in the way it is occurring in NZ.
Making waterway planting compulsory on farms nationwide would be totally impractical, says North Canterbury native plant nurseryman and environmental consultant Jamie McFadden.
A New Zealand-developed genetically modified ryegrass has reached an important milestone, entering a full growing trial in the US.
South Canterbury deer farmer Joshua Brook has won a prestigious trans-Tasman award for 2018.
Compliance is growing more intense and complicated, worrying hill-country sheep and beef farmers in the central North Island.
At up to $250 retail for a well-shaped 80-90g black perigord truffle, growing the gourmet delicacy has its obvious rewards.
The four million people who annually visit the idyllic Cornwall Park Farm in central Auckland are now seeing some of the best-farmed livestock in New Zealand.
A three-year research project to try to discover whether grass-fed Wagyu beef has significant health benefits is in its final stages.