Canterbury's drought has helped the region's wheat growers produce a bumper crop.
Leeston arable farmer David Birkett is in line to break the wheat yield world record and said he was aware of neighbouring farms which had produced yields larger than normal.
The world record, held by a farmer in the United Kingdom, sits at 16.5 tonnes per hectare, but Mr Birkett's yield was estimated at 16.7t/ha. Click here to continue reading.
Co-op reins in safe hands for future growth
NZ farmer run co-operative ATS has appointed well known agri-business leader Rob Sharkie as its acting Group Chief Executive, following the departure of long serving executive Neal Shaw. Click here to read more...
ATS Chairman scoops prestigious co-op award
ATS Chairman and Methven farmer Phil McKendry has claimed a first for the Ashburton based co-operative, being recognised for his contribution to the co-operative’s growth at the high profile Co-operative New Zealand awards this week.