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South Korean company to develop NZ deer milk into moisturiser

It will be the first time Kiwi deer milk has been sold for use in the beauty industry.

01:46
Farmers say the human toll of dealing with the cow disease has been devastating for many.

'Heartache and trauma' – many farmers say human toll of eradicating M. bovis too high

MPI says the war against the cattle disease is being won, but farmers ask, at what cost?

01:44
Clem and Karen Newby had just finished milking when they heard the enormous clap.

'You lose cows farming, it's a fact of life, but this was quite sad' - Waikato farmers on loss of four 'girls' in lightning strike

"If a worker had been following behind those girls there's no doubt they would have been struck," said Clem Newby.

Pair leave area of Waikato farm minutes before lightning strikes and kills stock

“It could have been me,” farm worker James Miles mused today as he arrived to find the dead cattle.

01:57
Landcorp is facing criticism for welcoming environmental taxes on the farming sector.

Landcorp slammed for welcoming environmental taxes on agriculture

Conflict has emerged over government-owned companies being able to influence government-led inquiries.

Cows found wandering near 'sensitive' Taranaki stream

Taranaki Regional Council has issued an abatement notice to a farmer.

01:51
The 7.8 magnitude quake caused widespread destruction when it struck shortly after midnight on November 14 2016.

Scars remain in upper South Island farmland two years on from Kaikōura quake

Today marks the second anniversary of the quakes, which left a major mark on the upper South Island.

01:43
A control programme has managed to limit the spread of wilding pine.

High country landowners want urgent funding to stop spread of invasive weed

A control programme has managed to limit the spread of wilding pine, but the cost to eradicate it grows.

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.

00:53
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.

01:18
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.

00:15
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.

00:18
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.

01:42
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.

01:52
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.

01:41
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.

00:23
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.

01:50
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.

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.

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