Warren King (left) and David Chapman.

Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures.

Back: George Ricketts - Solutions Architect, IoT, Bradley Carter - Software Engineer, Curtis Preston - Software Engineer. Front: Mike Debney - Team Lead, Software Engineering, Victoria Wassilieff - Software Engineer

A team of Feilding-based software engineers has helped mastermind a game-changing irrigation prototype that diagnoses its own operating faults and can launch a drone to manage crops at leaf level.

Mt Cass two-tooth Wiltshire ewes sold for $375 to a gallery of willing buyers.

A seemingly never-ending plunge in strong wool prices is proving to be a boon for a sheep breed that doesn’t produce the increasingly worthless fibre – the Wiltshire.

 
 
Mastitis expert Steve Cranefield says some farmers wrongly believe mastitis is contagious.

Mastitis expert Steve Cranefield says as long as the basics of mastitis management are followed the risk of one cow spreading mastitis to another cow is quite low.

The new programme is said to be the beef industry’s response to increasing demand for high quality food produced with a lower environmental footprint.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is launching a beef programme, which it says is designed to generate more income for beef producers and the economy while also protecting the environment.

Measuring and recording performance is critical to driving performance on sheep and beef farms

High-performing farmers are front-footing challenges facing the sheep and beef sector and adapting their businesses, according to new research by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP).

Talking sheep measles with Ovis at the East Coast Farming Expo earlier this year.

The countdown is on to one of the highlights of the wider region’s agriculture calendar, the 2021 East Coast Farming Expo for sheep and beef farmers.

Castlepoint Station’s Anders Crofoot says everything they’re doing to look after the soil and fine tune their management system is simply ‘good farming practice’.

When New Yorkers Anders and Emily Crofoot took over Castlepoint Station on the eastern Wairarapa coast in 1998 they had to make some big adjustments, quickly.

Wairarapa farmer Rob Dick on his Eastbro property. Photo Courtesy of the NZ Farm Environmental Trust.

Wairarapa sheep farmer Rob Dick is on a mission to reduce his property’s environmental footprint as quickly as possible – and his approach starts with the soil.

Auckland-born and bred Northern region Young Farmer of the Year winner Lisa Kendall reckons because she didn’t grow up on the land she felt a lot of pressure to fit in and be tough when she went into farming.

Mid-Canterbury arable and dairy farmer Craige Mackenzie’s philosophy is right input, right quantity, right place, right time — which makes sense for his business and for the land, waterways and climate.

New Feds board member, William Beetham wants the organisation recognised for its significant contributions to NZ farming and society as a whole.

As well as the family reorganisation, Tim Ritchie and his cousin later invited well-known Wairarapa farmer and Romney breeder Derek Daniell to take a shareholding in White Rock.

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