Farming News

Second award to couple

Kaiwera farmers Andrew and Heather Tripp have won the supreme title in the Southland Ballance farm awards for the second time.

Farm forestry couple's passion

Farm forestry couple's passion

East Otago couple John and Heather Prebble have had a long-standing interest in farm forestry.

Award honours key figure in Waitaki irrigation

Award honours key figure in Waitaki irrigation

When Grant McFadden drives through rural North Otago, he is amazed at what irrigation has done for the district.

Callers set to have a quack at it

Callers set to have a quack at it

If North Otago's duck callers are any good, feathered fodder will be waddling along to an Oamaru inn.

Nearly 50 years of ruling the roost

Nearly 50 years of ruling the roost

Brian Glassey doesn't really know how many birds he has on his property just out of Ashburton, but he estimates the number is about 400.

New water plan rules take effect from May

The much-vaunted new Otago Water Plan rules are about to take effect.

O'Neills lock into dairy

The winners of the Canterbury/North Otago New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards were announced on March 4. This week David Hill talks to sharemilker/equity farmer award winners Kevin and Sara O'Neill.

Hunter Downs progressing

The Hunter Downs irrigation scheme is progressing to the next stage, a pre-construction assessment.

Winners share century of experience

Winners share century of experience

When Bob Engelbrecht attended irrigation meetings years ago in Ashburton, the late Ron Cocks would often end up at his home afterwards to continue the discussion.

Questions about stubble burning

Introducing a code of practice for the burning of stubble may be more effective than imposing regulations, Environment Canterbury commissioner David Caygill told Ashburton District councillors recently.

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

Ideal weather boosts apple crop

The apple harvest is in full swing in South Canterbury.

St John support truly appreciated

Small communities are being applauded for the way their members have stepped up to volunteer for St John.

Growers eyeing Australia

Growers eyeing Australia

While the door to the Australian market remains closed to fresh produce for now, Canterbury potato growers are hopeful it will not stay latched shut for long.

New site for field days

Canterbury's premier field days event has a new site.

'Great cattle' recognised in contest

'Great cattle' recognised in contest

Some of North Otago's finest dairy cattle have been recognised in this year's North Otago A&P Association competition.

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