Plan support tepid

A plan to put a temporary halt to new meat processing capacity might get plenty of engagement but not full support from the industry.

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  • Numbers behind kiwifruit claim low

    Parties behind the kiwifruit statement of claim against Biosecurity NZ admit the grower turnout has been lower than expected as action was filed at the Wellington High Court today.

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  • Feilding sale November 28

    Lambs are still not packing into the Feilding saleyards. Manawatu has been reasonably cool and there is plenty of feed around with more rain before the sale ended on Friday.

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  • Matawhero sale November 28

    The effect of the dry hot weather is really knocking the store lamb markets in eastern regions, and with temperatures of 26-30C all week and strong drying winds, confidence was not high at Matawhero on Friday. After lowered rates at both Masterton and Stortford Lodge during the week, auctioneers had to adjust their expectations for a yarding of about 4500 store lambs.

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  • Lambskin prices slump

    Global lambskin prices have collapsed from the first quarter's record highs, as a Chinese crackdown on polluting tanneries and Russian trade sanctions sapped demand.

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Timber still fueling China’s growth

FREE AgriHQ China Forestry Report[#Report]

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Horsey girl

Loving horses from a very young age, Laura Neale is now getting the ultimate experience working at Grange William Stud in Southern Taranaki. The stud classifies itself as a thoroughbred nursery and offers a range of services including broodmare selection, stallion services, yearling sales and preparation, and breaking in.

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  • Orcharding a sweet career

    Managing a large apple orchard and studying horticulture is half a world away from Steven Hartley’s previous career path but, coming from the investment banking world, he can’t think of a better way of life.

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  • WANTED: Young people with ideas of how to feed the planet.

    New Zealand youth with a passion for agriculture, a social conscience, and an idea of how to feed a growing world population are wanted to attend a Global Youth Ag-Summit in Canberra in August 2015.

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  • Shemozzle a blast of mud and dog hair

    The 17th annual Shemozzle was a test of speed, stamina, stomach-strength and dog recognition with some of the 83 shepherds using it as training event to build up for other multi-sport events. Others didn’t train much at all, relying on underlying fitness and the adrenaline on the day to get them around the punishing course.

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  • TeenAg contributors grow up to Young Farmers scholarships

    Two Young Farmers members, Sam Moscrip and James Robertson, have been awarded 2015 World Congress Charitable Trust Scholarships through NZ Young Farmers, worth $1500 each.

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Live chat - Dairy by the numbers

Susan Kilsby is the author of the AgriHQ China Dairy Report 2014, an in-depth look into the drivers of demand for imported dairy products in China - how they are trending and how they are expected to trend in the future.

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