Rabobank report predicts flatter prospects after four years of growth.
Calf sales will continue but it’s not worth refurbishing bigger pens, shareholders decide.
Prized riggit bull zooms into Champion of the World slot – without leaving home.
Round of sales kicks off at Tautane Station, back in on-farm auctions after 20 years.
Five years of dedication, perseverance and doing the hard yards have reaped rewards for Henry Miller, who was gunning for more than the bid in the New Zealand Young Auctioneers Contest.
Rams do well in the last ram sale in Northland before moving to Taumarunui.
Those who stuck it out against the odds have scored a small and well-deserved win at the saleyards
Fear is that hill country grazing will need costly resource consents in the future.
Farmers Weekly speaks to a farm systems scientist about the decisions facing sheep farmers.
Schedule prices hit 2017 levels after falling earlier and further than expected.
Plenty of options for buyers, but signals beyond the farmgate have them feeling cautious.
Good rains swell tallies to 79 million head, keeping international prices low.
New entrants a highlight amid softer prices in a challenging market.
On-farm trend spreading from south, with six big sales planned before Christmas.
Retiring director says courage will be needed to tackle future dairy industry challenges.
Export prices ease after a brief and modest recovery in August and September.
It’s not looking like a bumper start to the season for lamb or mutton, with export prices and competition between processors softer than usual for this time of the year.
Averages down on recent years, reflecting tough economic times.
Positive response from breeders for across-breed Beef Progeny Test.
Cutting back on the number of animals may not in fact improve sequestration, report says.
Weather system already blowing through the saleyards as farmers plan for a long dry summer.
Entries open for prestigious agricultural rotating trophy.
With fewer willing to take on calf rearing there is now, as predicted, a shallower pool of Friesian bulls for finishers.
Last year’s flurry of farm sales to foresters has reached its next phase: getting the stock off the farms – and it hasn’t been pretty.
US company promises continuity of ‘great bulls, semen and data services’.
The never-ending rain is floating heavy stock off the farms and into the saleyards, where returns are softer but still respectable.
July return dips below June for first time in 20 years.
Clearance rates ‘right up with past years’, auctioneers say.
Having a speckled coat is no guarantee that the cattlebeast is a fast-growing, well-marbled, sweet-tempered Speckle Park.
LIC and CRV question need for a new index as mooted by DairyNZ.
Angus takes top spot in two-year-old bull sales with room to spare.
Farm sales, policy changes and other trends are having a skewing effect at the saleyards, with, for example, increased demand for lambs coming when ewe numbers are continuing to fall.