New Zealand's regulations on genetically modified agriculture are “not fit for purpose,” says South Canterbury farmer and national president of Federated Farmers, William Rolleston.
A free online tool used in the fight against invasive pests and weeds is experiencing a surge in new interest as farmers seek to ward off infestations that can mean millions of dollars in lost earnings.
The New Zealand Grassland Association’s 78th annual conference last week was packed with papers promising productivity gains and environmental solutions for pastoral farmers.
Grasses being developed by AgResearch scientists are expected to result in healthier animals, better production on the farm and less impact on the environment.
The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain was released today.
Scientists, farmers and agricultural industry representatives will be beating a path to Timaru in early November for the 78th New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA) annual conference.
Dairy farmers are being urged to review their breeding strategies for the upcoming mating season to get benefits gained by the breeding of low BW cows to proven beef sires.
AgResearch has been awarded $4.25m in funding to develop sensors which will accurately measure the quality of export beef, lamb and venison in order to enhance consumer confidence in New Zealand’s meat.