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The dark side of quiet cows

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The dark side of quiet cows

Researchers have found that it’s not just wild cattle that can have an issue.

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Complaint over conduct

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Complaint over conduct

An Invercargill farm accountant who faced High Court action over a land deal turned sour has also had a complaint …

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Silver Fern Farms posts $31m loss

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Silver Fern Farms posts $31m loss

…despite an operational loss, the company‚Äôs balance sheet was robust (44% equity ratio); and significant investments had been made in 2012 to underpin future growth…

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Sheep farmers to pay the price – eventually

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
Sheep farmers to pay the price – eventually

The long-suffering sheep farmers of the south might have received a reasonable price for their lambs for the past couple of years but it seems likely that it was at the expense of their co-operative…

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Alliance Group announces huge loss

| November 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
Alliance Group announces huge loss

Sheep and beef farmers, particularly those in the south, will have a good reason to gasp when they read of the huge loss reported by Alliance Group today.

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A few thoughts on grazing

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
A few thoughts on grazing

Maintaining quality pasture in the summer is so important in a sheep system although in this recent difficult spring set stocking at low covers …

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Rural receiverships likely to keep pace with rural bank debt

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rural receiverships likely to keep pace with rural bank debt

The country’s only rural insolvency specialist believes more rural businesses will face going to the wall in the next 12 months.

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Environment Southland to undergo audit

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Environment Southland to undergo audit

Chief Executive Rob Phillips said today that in light of recent allegations in the media, Environment Southland would undergo an audit.

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Targeting by Environment Southland slammed

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Targeting by Environment Southland slammed

The Southland Times reports of the controversial targeting of stock truck companies last winter by Environment Southland.

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Farm profits expected to be lower

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Farm profits expected to be lower

The 2012/13 season is expected to be more subdued for pastoral farm businesses as product prices come off recent highs, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.

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