A new project offers help as picturesque Taranaki region’s water challenges come to a head on scores of farms.
On the dairy farm of this AgriStar, GPS tracking, climate-modelling and data analysis are complemented by ‘field tech'.
Muller station produces Merino wool and meat, stud rams and Angus and Angus Charolais cross cattle.
Currently, the liability of the product is limited to the costs of the product or service.
Dairy farmers asked for a 10% reduction, and sheep and beef 9%.
Two young teachers and their children are enjoying more time – and presence – after a move to the country.
Concerns remain about the cost, usefulness, and how they join up with with rules and requirements.
The current economic environment is an opportunity for an economic reality check, to justify costs and maintain financial discipline.
Federated Farmers warns of knock-on effects from Northland exclusion plans.
Call for new farmers as Open Farms gears up for March next year.
El Niño’s early arrival has farmers in many districts, but especially on the east coasts of both islands, checking feed and livestock levels.
Federated Farmers is keen to raise awareness of the mediation scheme and help farmers understand how it works.
Strategy must aim to maximise results and minimise consequences, Lincoln forum hears.
Poor communication is one of the biggest challenges in the succession process.
Succession planning is one of the most valuable processes you can engage in for your loved ones and your farm business.
They maybe the model for over half of New Zealand’s farmland, but trusts are not the right vehicle for the succession journey, an expert says.
If you are going to make a major farm business decision that impacts your contract milker, you really need to bring them along for that ride, says a farm consultant.
When it comes time for conversations about succession, it may help to include someone with no stake in the outcome.
For many, the financial hurt continues from income disruption and damage wreaked during that storm and flooding, “never mind whatever hardship might be ahead of them”.
Sliding scale of hit on profitability depending on hypothetical amount due.
Federated Farmers’ sharemilker vice chair for the Waikato says it’s high time young farmers had the same opportunity as their urban counterparts.
But prospect could darken if Israel-Hamas conflict spreads, says Rabobank analyst.
FAR bringing experienced Aussie team to NZ to work on the best set-up, front to back.
A new and improved iteration of that Forage Trading Agreement is now available for farmers – just in time for the upcoming maize growing season.
We just want wild animal numbers brought under control, so they stop wrecking our farms, says Feds.
Pain relief will be required of top-end Merino suppliers, and there are hints the practice might become universal.
Giving team members the opportunity to gain an on-the-job qualification means farmers can retain both staff and their skills longer, says Hauraki District dairy farmer Ilona Pohlmann.
Superior genetics across all the breeds is a core focus for the Taranaki farm, with moderate birthweight and calving ease prioritised across all three breeds.
No better time like the present to start considering your set-up for next winter.
Focusing on stability for your people on farm will build better, long lasting relationships with your sharefarmers.
Making sure cows are efficiently turning feed into milk will be crucial as farmers start exploring ways to reduce their on-farm emissions
Campaign brings a new attitude and a new language to health and safety.
Being born into a farming family doesn't exempt you doing the hard yards to earn your keep as a generational farmer.
The days of farmers ‘simply assuming a triple drench will work’ are gone.
Modelling of lower density installation shows almost a trebling of profits.
A new plan will give farmers more places to drop off their recyclable plastic for collection and help build even greater on-farm sustainability.
The voice for the future needs to be farmer led, one where we acknowledge the nuances from farm to farm and work with farmers to change.
An hour from the choking sprawl of central New Delhi is a world of villager-farmers and landowners, the backbone of India.