Strength in beef cattle, horticulture and real estate helped offset PGG Wrightson's (PGW) tough year for the parts of the business exposed to dairy.
Students at a recent Waikato school farm field day scrutinised their growing and yield of chicory as a summer crop.
With the impending release of the ‘Healthy River’s Plan for Change’, Owl Farm’s next Farm Focus Day on Wednesday, September 14 will include a session on changing environmental legalisation.
Plenty of "positivity" in sectors of NZ agriculture has offset the effects of the dairy downturn and difficulties in South America for PGG Wrightson (PGW), says CEO Mark Dewdney.
Silver Fern Farm's 6000 farmer shareholders could be in the gun for millions of dollars in penalty payments and costs if the company's proposed merger is not settled by June 30.
Tekapo farmer Martin Murray can claim the country's best fleece for 2016, having won the Royal Agricultural Society Golden Fleece competition on his third attempt.
Despite PGG Wrightson's half-year earnings being down on last year's record – the rural services company still posted its second-best result in nearly a decade.
Waikato animal nutrition specialist Nadine Huitema was one of two Kiwi representatives at the Woolworths Agricultural Business Scholarship Programme in Sydney last week.