Farming

Fonterra lowers forecast milk price for 2018/19 due to stronger global supply

Dairy co-op also announced an increase in forecast collection volumes of milk.

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The awkward moment came as Wairarapa beef farmers Bryce and Julie Stevenson fronted media with the PM nearby.

Farmers brutally honest in front of Jacinda Ardern when asked about Government's handling of M bovis

The awkward moment came as Bryce and Julie Stevenson fronted media with the PM nearby.

Information provided by the Biosecurity New Zealand on mycoplasma bovis, current as of October 9 2018.

More than $25 million paid out to 169 farms so far in Mycoplasma bovis cull

Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor and the Prime Minister issued a joint statement today with updated figures on all aspects of the operation.

Black cows in a New Zealand field with vegetables growing and water irrigation system behind

Global climate target not viable for NZ economy - expert

"To me, it's an academic idea. I think that without technology we're just not going to make it," says Professor Tim Naish.

Dry New Zealand farm summer

Farmers facing dry conditions this summer as El Niño looms

Niwa's principal forecasting scientist Chris Brandolino says soil moisture levels are already below average.

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The Ngati Konohi iwi-run farm is now considered a global industry leader in sustainable farming.

'Honour for all of Māoridom' - Gisborne's Whangarā Farms first beef farm in NZ to be added to McDonald's flagship farmers scheme

The Ngati Konohi iwi-run farm is now considered a global industry leader in sustainable farming.

Cattle Cow Farm in New Zealand. You can even see sheep on the typical green hills in back.

Young Aucklanders looking to trade in city life for dairy farming

The industry needs an estimated 17,000 new workers by 2025.

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The bodies of the 33-year-old woman and her three-year-old son were recovered today.

Otago mum who died with young son in runaway tractor was pregnant, widower says

"There's a massive hole. I will miss everything about them," Scott Tomlinson says.

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No one, including livestock, was seriously injured in the October 1 incident.

Flipped cattle truck causes chaos as cows run amok on Auckland motorway

No one, human or bovine, was injured in last night's bizarre crash.

Pet food company fined $90k over employee's ill-treatment of bobby calves

Owner Alan Cleaver from Te Kauwhata has been sentenced to six months community detention.

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Some Hawke’s Bay farmers have reported losing nearly 30 per cent of their flock.

Farmers fear summer El Nino drought as Spring rains wipe out lamb stocks

Farmers around the country may soon have another problem to contend with.

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This comes after it was found Horizons Council had been issuing consents illegally.

Government to step in to resolve planning stoush hampering farmers

This comes after it was found Horizons Council had been issuing consents illegally.

Fonterra's interim CEO admits performance must improve as $196 million loss announced today

The Fiscal Year 2018 results come after a tumultuous year for the company that saw Theo Spierings announce his resignation as chief executive.

It's not quite as simple as it seems.

Auckland egg farmer charged after allegedly selling millions of caged eggs as 'free range'

Xue Frank Chen is facing eight charges for two years of alleged deception.

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It’s a sight that will take you back to the eighties.

Southland couple brings back milkman tradition and it's what's in the bottle proving a hit

Farm Fresh South owners Logan and Melissa Johnson started the company in September last year.

Miles Hurrell of Fonterra

Fonterra names Miles Hurrell as its interim chief executive

Mr Hurrell is the current CEO of Farm Source, which works directly with dairy farm owners.

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The farm has been placed under quarantine and MPI doesn’t think it poses a threat to other properties.

Mycoplasma bovis found in Tasman district for the first time

MPI says the affected property is a mixed sheep and beef farm near Motueka.

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Overseas plants are currently refusing to take sileage wrap, with Southland farmers being forced to hold onto it until a solution is found.

Silage plastic wrap piles up on NZ farms as Thailand shuns product for recycling

Several New Zealand processing plants are now full to capacity.

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She Shears is debuting at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

She Shears - Kiwi women's quest for Golden Shears glory made into tale for the big screen

The doco is showing at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

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Southland vet Mark Bryan said the latest concern is having infected cows during calving that cannot be transported for slaughter.

Slaughter delay for pregnant Mycoplasma bovis-infected herd 'immensely distressing' for farmer, says vet

The latest concern is infected cows in the middle of calving that cannot be transported to slaughter.

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The mycoplasma bovis outbreak has forced some events to go online.

Beloved rural tradition of Calf Club goes digital in era of cow disease

The Mycoplasma bovis outbreak has forced some events to go online.

The popular fruit is being stolen from orchards and sold on Facebook and to businesses.

'Bloody mongrels' - Around $100k worth of avocados stolen from Far North farm

Graeme Burgess says the fruit will never ripen as they were picked too early.

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Video from the farm was secretly filmed by animal rights activists.

Investigation underway after complaint about 'cruel' sow stalls on South Island pig farm

Video from the farm was secretly filmed by animal rights activists.

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