Farming News

Agri-careers promoted

Agri-careers promoted

Agriculture is ''far more than milking cows and drafting sheep''.

Exception wanted for old tyre use

Exception wanted for old tyre use

Federated Farmers would like to see the current practice of using old tyres to weigh down silage covers protected and allowed to continue.

Rural health voices unified in strategy

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHANZ) released its Strategy for Healthy Rural Communities earlier this month.

Habitat restoration group inspires others

Habitat restoration group inspires others

Seven years after first being established, the Wanaka-based Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust is seeing its model of habitat restoration inspiring groups in other communities to develop similar ventures.

Effluent making power, hot water

Effluent making power, hot water

Dairy effluent could be used as a source of heat and electricity on Southland dairy farms.

Gerald's job experience rich in variety

Gerald's job experience rich in variety

Gerald Davies, of Dunedin, does not want to reach the end of his life and regret missing out on every challenge and opportunity presented to him.

Ag Board cuts spending to stay afloat

Balclutha's AgBoard (formerly the Clutha Agricultural Development Board) has closed its office and reduced staff hours in an effort to make its remaining funds last until an alternative source of funding can be found.

Environmental tenets recognised

Environmental tenets recognised

There is very little Graham and Heather Milligan, of Dipton, do not know about eucalypt trees as they have about 100 different varieties on their properties.

Seek more profit with hide care

Seek more profit with hide care

New Zealand farmers and processors could extract even more value from their animals if they took more care of the pelts and hides. Yvonne O'Hara talks to New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association Inc (Lasra) director Geoff Holmes about the leather industry's potential. 

Couple thrilled with move north

Couple thrilled with move north

Dairying is likely be a regular topic of discussion in the Duffy household.

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

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Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

When Fred Ellis boarded a ship at Port Chalmers in 1957 in charge of a consignment of stud sheep bound for Brazil, he was ''dead scared''.

Water system a winner on Mt Watkins

Water system a winner on Mt Watkins

Switching to a gravity-fed water system has paid off for East Otago farmers David and Sarah Smith.

Insights from Canada water trip

Insights from Canada water trip

When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more about how water issues were managed, given that nation's similarities with New Zealand.

Award for Maniototo farmer

Award for Maniototo farmer

Maniototo farmer David Crutchley has been named the supreme winner of the inaugural Green Agriculture Innovation Awards.

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