Around the Hawke's Bay region, the grass in the paddocks is looking greener as it recovers from two bad seasons of drought.
The newly-appointed chair of sheep milk pioneer Maui Food Group says the company is embarking on a new stage of diversification and growth.
Wintering practices have changed on Robert Young's Southland farm over the past 10 years.
The couple behind one of New Zealand's most sustainable farms are challenging other farmers to think three or four generations into the future when making decisions.
"There's no hanging round with this group," says Red Meat Profit Partnership Action Group facilitator Rob Macnab. "They know what they want to do and out role is to help make that happen."
The deer industry says it is reinforcing its commitment to animal welfare with the appointment of a leading specialist in farm animal welfare.
Seed company Barenbrug reckons its new tetraploid perennial ryegrass will benefit both farmers their animals.
'ToViewADream Farming' was started 16 years ago by farmer Dion Kilmister and it's been living up to its name ever since.
A new generation of milking robots is promising greater profitability for farmers.
During the past 20 years Malcolm and Caroline Rau have quietly built-up the Gisborne region's largest deer herd.
Hogget breeding has the potential to improve farm productivity but they take careful management according to Professor Paul Kenyon of Massey University. Peter Burke reports.
An AgResearch study shows that dairy sheep appear to have lower nitrogen leaching per hectare than their bovine counterparts. Dr Diana Selbie has been leading the MBIE-funded project looking at the environmental footprint of dairy sheep. Its aim is to provide some hard data to back up claims that this…
One of the key speakers at a recent Massey University Wiltshire field day was Marton farmer Richard Morrison.
Along with several other organisations, Beef+Lamb NZ helped fund the catch crops for reduced nitrate leaching project. Sown as soon as possible after grazing has finished, catch crops have been the subject of a Sustainable Farming Fund project led by Peter Carey from Lincoln Agritech, with support from Brendon Malcolm…
Farmers in Hawke's Bay have now experienced two successive years of bad droughts, which has stretched their farm management skills to the limit. Watching this and working with farmers to mitigate the problems are two experienced AgFirst farm consultants based in Hastings - Lochie MacGillivray and Phil Tither. They talked…
The horticulture industry faces environmental sustainability issues concerning the use of water.
A Southland farmer believes careful planning is the key to mitigating potential risks of grazing livestock on fodder crops during the winter.
The dry in some regions of New Zealand has resulted in sheep farmers wondering how they will get through the coming winter and the impacts this may have one the number and weight of lambs weaned. Massey University's Professor Paul Kenyon looks into the issue.
Dan Schmidt's family came to New Zealand in 1896 and settled in Southland where they established a sheep farm.
Farmers in regions facing dry or extremely dry conditions are being urged to tap into the resources available to them through their industry good organisations and MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries).
Winter forage grazing is used extensively in the South Island as a low-cost system to feed dairy cows and build body condition prior to calving in late winter.
Farmers considering using lucerne as a flushing feed going into ewe mating should be cautious, especially if the weather has been wet and warm.
The Otago-based Bruce District Action Group is transitioning to a self-funded group now that the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has ended.
Pasture resilience will be the key theme of this year's Pasture Symposium, which is being held in the Waikato during May.