Farming News

Visitors increasingly vital for station

Manager Simon Inkersell.
Lake Ohau Station managers Simon and Liko Inkersell are very aware they live in a special environment.

Mothers' war sacrifices 'cruellest loss'

Mothers' war sacrifices 'cruellest loss'

Remembrance of war traditionally focuses on those who gave their lives and those who returned home.

Nitrate absorption trialled

Nitrate absorption trialled

Scientists are trialling a filter system which they hope will provide dairy farmers with a simple and cost effective way of removing nitrates and phosphorus before they reach waterways.

Student in take welcome

Student in take welcome

A significant lift in numbers of students studying agriculture is overdue and ''great news'' for the sector, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chief executive Dr Scott Champion says.

Blazed a trail in sales

Blazed a trail in sales

Looking back, Katrina Allan wonders how she ever managed to juggle motherhood with work and tertiary study.

Tussock Creek sharemilkers win Southland Otago award

Tussock Creek sharemilkers win  Southland Otago award

Tussock Creek couple Jono and Kelly Bavin have won the 2015 Southland Otago Sharemilker Equity Farmer of the Year title.

Dairy employment breaches head for court

Dairy employment breaches head for court

Action is being taken against 19 employers in the dairy industry for breaches of employment law, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said.

Positive agriculture Omarama winner

Positive agriculture Omarama winner

Omarama farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil want to help highlight the positive side of agriculture.

Candid advocate top dairy woman

Candid advocate top dairy woman

West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was recently named Dairy Woman of the Year. She talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae. 

Finalists announced for farm environment awards

Finalists announced for farm environment awards

Five finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Lengthy links in merino field

Lengthy links in merino field

The Merriman name is closely linked with Australia's merino sheep industry.

Country cooker is a little beauty

Country cooker is a little beauty

When it came to the cute factor at the Upper Clutha A&P Show, it was hard to go past the Country Camp Cooker.

'Safety culture' on farms preferred by farmers

Creating a compliance culture is not the answer to reducing the number of farm accidents, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

Families central to club's history

Families central to club's history

Ask Rick Aubrey why he keeps dog trialling and the answer is succinct: ''Too old to play footy, aren't I?''

Drought a long-term concern

Drought a long-term concern

Farmers affected by drought are mostly ''coping OK'', Otago Rural Support Trust co-ordinator Dave Mellish says.

Two tie for title of supreme sheep

Two tie for title of supreme sheep

Sheep breeding is a passion for Kerry Dwyer.

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