20 May 2020
8 May 2020
With no green feed available drought-stricken farmers will feed grain to their livestock, Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust chairman and livestock grazier Peter Reveley says.
1 May 2020
Arable farmers have had one of the better harvest seasons for some time and grain for feed is available.
The latest Arable Industry Marketing Initiative report shows yields for the 2020 harvest are up 16% on 2019.
23 April 2020
A lack of certainty in the market has Mid Canterbury cropping farmers cautious about stocking up with their normal quota of store lambs.
Federated Farmers arable vice chairman Brian Leadley said market uncertainty means cropping farmers are not confident to buy in the usual numbers of winter finishing lambs.
22 April 2020
Despite a 500% increase in demand for flour under lockdown there is no shortage of grain and following lockdown that’s good news for the wheat industry, Arable Food Industry Council chairman Ivan Lawrie says.
Talking to millers he said there’s no lack of flour and there’s increasing demand for grain.
7 April 2020
Nutrient management has quickly become the latest farming buzz term and indications are New Zealand might not be as good at managing soil degradation as it thinks it is, soil nutrition consultant Paul Smith says.
Speaking at a recent regenerative soil solution conference at Lincoln University Smith presented figures from soil health indicator research comparing 1995-2008 with 2009-13.
3 April 2020
It's business but certainly not as usual as Talleys presses on with the vegetable harvest.
At the final stage of harvest the hard work has been done so it’s important the annual harvest must continue, Talleys vegetables general manager Aaron Chudleigh said.
26 March 2020
As medicinal cannabis sales become legal from April 1 a local cannabis processor has moved to secure a seed source for future production.
Taupo based Setek, a medicinal cannabis company, has bought Whanganui hemp breeding company Southern Hemisphere Botanicals (SHB) to give it a vertically integrated plant-to-product operation.
24 March 2020
The maize silage supply has shaped up better than might have been expected despite one of the driest summers on record stifling production.
12 March 2020
New research into fodder beet shows portion control is critical to ensure safe feeding to dairy cows.
Fodder beet is widely used on South Island dairy farms as a versatile, high-energy, high-yield crop that allows cows to put on body condition quickly, if transitioned correctly.