Farming

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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.

Some regional councils failing to enforce dairy effluent rules - report

Between July 2016 and June 2017, there were 425 cases of serious non-compliance.

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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.

Cow and calf to be killed after attacking woman and man in South Auckland

Dairy farmer Keith Riley said it was likely the herd felt threatened.

05:36
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.

Fonterra becomes world's fifth largest dairy company

New Zealand is the only small country represented on the Rabobank list.

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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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'No Tegel chicken!' Protestors stand firm against proposed Tegel chicken farm in Dargaville

Tegel suspends plans to build mega chicken farm

The Northland community opposed the farm, which would have housed millions of chickens.

04:02
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.

01:58
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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Northland share milker caught on camera abusing his dairy cows

The pictures were provide by animal welfare group Farmwatch.

Avocado file image.

Rise in avocado prices sees spike in thefts across New Zealand orchards

"In some cases vans and trucks driving into orchards just 'wack' the avocados from the tree."

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Golden Bay man warned 'wheels would fall off' his farm after slashing fertiliser use – 13 years later 'it’s going fine'

Mark Manson uses the soil nutrient management system called Kinsey-Albrecht, which targets individual nutrient levels.

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Some on the Government’s advisory panel say getting rid of the disease is “no longer achievable or economically rational”.

Experts split on whether cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis can be eradicated from Kiwi farms

Some say getting rid of the disease is "no longer achievable or economically rational".

Shane Jones stands by Fonterra comments, saying he won't be sucked in by 'pecuniary prattle'

The Minister faced heat in Question Time today for his outspoken comments.

Shot of a male farmer working in a vegetable garden

Farm near Christchurch fined $45,000 for exploiting workers who owner claimed were 'volunteers'

The exploitation was hidden under the guise of providing WWOOFing experience.

Lamb buyers have turned out in record numbers this year.

South Canterbury farmer trials early lambing season to avoid snow deaths and raise revenue

Brendan Matthews had the first of his lambs born over the weekend - usually expected in August.

01:50
Dunedin man Malcolm Diack has New Zealand's only locust farm registered for human consumption.

'Crunch, crunch!' Protein-rich locusts might be coming to a dinner plate near you

Dunedin's Malcom Diack has filled two shipping containers with more than 20,000 locusts as demand surges.

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Shane Jones in 'open defiance' of PM after Fonterra comments, say National

MP Paul Goldsmith said Mr Jones' comments were "embarrassing" for the Prime Minister.

A graph showing average avocado prices for the past five years.

Avocado prices smash records as they climb to highest point in five years

The increase in price is being blamed on a poor harvest, and in November last year the price was about $2.20.

Showers for first day of Fieldays today - but it should improve tomorrow

The event showcases rural technology, careers and entertainment and runs until Sunday.

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