Farming News

Future-focused farm, since 1863

Future-focused farm, since 1863

Brendon Cross is the sixth generation to farm amid the spectacular beauty of the Otago Peninsula.

YFC’s support after accident appreciated

YFC’s support after accident appreciated

Brooke Solly had been meaning to join the Maniototo Young Farmers Club.

Bull sells for $17,000

West Otago's Westholm Hereford stud was the most successful southern vendor at last week's Feilding Beef Expo.

Excellence awards for Armidale

Excellence awards for Armidale

The Paterson family, of Gimmerburn, have won the Clip of the Year title at the Otago Merino Association's merino excellence awards.

Support Trust quits funding arrangement

The Otago Rural Support Trust has pulled out of a funding collaboration with the Government because of lack of demand from farmers for mental health support.

Venison outlook 'positive'

Venison outlook 'positive'

Duncan New Zealand invested in a second venison processing plant because it was confident about the future of New Zealand venison, marketing general manager Glenn Tyrrell says.

Regulations among most challenging matters

Regulations among most challenging matters

Water quality, water quantity and local and regional government remain the principal challenges the collective agricultural industry faces, Federated Farmers Otago president Phill Hunt believes.

Invermay tackling water quality

Invermay tackling water quality

Staff at AgResearch Invermay are looking at other ways, beyond just fencing off waterways, to help improve water quality on its deer farm.

Fonterra advised to better inform

Fonterra's milk price signalling needs to "drastically'' improve for its farmers.

Excluding stock from waterways concern for farmers

Stock exclusion from waterways may prove more contentious for meat and fibre farmers than the implications of the Otago Regional Council's 6A water quality plan, Federated Farmers Otago meat and fibre chairman Simon McAtamney believes.

From wet feet to wool sock success

From wet feet to wool sock success

It all began with cold, wet feet.

Objects of the exercise

Objects of the exercise

They are the unsung heroes of the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships.

Wool up, dollar drifting higher

Prices at last week's South Island wool sale rebounded after a month of uncertainty.

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers urged to keep eye on velvetleaf

Farmers should remain vigilant over the invasive pest plant velvetleaf and its ability to damage fodder beet crops, the Otago Regional Council warns.

Livestock broker tackles broncos

Livestock broker tackles broncos

He's a bronc riding, world-record setting "stick-throwing'' stock agent.

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