Most of New Zealand has just been through yet another long dry spell which has translated to poor feed supply and quality for both the girls in herd and R2’s arriving home.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 19 April 2019 10:26

Pasture growth raises morale

Scattered rain over the past few weeks has been enough to encourage new pasture growth, helping to raise morale amongst Waikato’s farmers.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 08:43

Compliance costs irk Naki farmers

Regulators are being urged to work with and not against farmers.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 15:53

Frost wreaks havoc in lower North Island

Te Hera Estate Vineyard is small by anyone’s standards and its output is destined to become even smaller this year after a spring frost wiped out approximately half of its potential grapes for the 2019 vintage.

Published in Regional Updates
Friday, 08 March 2019 08:40

Drought bites top of the South

Farmers across the top of the South Island are pinning their hopes on forecast rain to ease a drought some say is shaping up to be the worst since 2001.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 09:35

Drying out

Reports from many regions say the green grass seen on farms in January has now turned brown.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:40

Hoping rain will head-off drought

Farmers across the top of the South Island are pinning their hopes on forecast rain to ease a drought some say is shaping up as the worst since 2001.

Published in General News
Sunday, 27 January 2019 07:55

Frost fans strike a blow for yields

Damaging frosts typically occur after a cold, cloudy day followed by a still night with clear skies. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:36

Harvest looking like hard work

Cropping farmers have had to put up with an unusually wet start to summer.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 16:59

2018 second hottest year on record

2018 has tied for the second hottest year on record, according to NIWA's annual climate summary released today.

Published in General News
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