Opuha Water will turn off the
taps to irrigators tomorrow as drought conditions bite deeper
in South Canterbury.
The historic Craigieburn
Station, in the central Canterbury foothills, has come up for
sale for the first time in 98 years.
Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area
it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff
Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.
A ''significant investment'' is being made in the future of
Silver Fern Farms' governance, with governors of the future
being identified and developed, chairman Rob Hewett says.
The countdown is on for Shear For Life.
Southern farmers and businesses need to contribute about $2
million by the end of April to enable the Southern Dairy Hub
venture to proceed.
DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers get
through a tough season brought on by a low mil
Conditions are getting
increasingly drier in Marlborough and nine of the province's
16 consent areas have had their right to irrigate suspended,
Federated Farmers said.
North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger is
keen to know exactly how much winter feed there is in the
Winton deer farmer Dave Lawrence, from the Tikana stud, won
the champion of champions title at the Elk and Wapiti Society
of New Zealand's annual velvet and antler competition in
North Otago Federated Farmers associate sharemilkers'
representative Siobhan O'Malley explains why sharemilkers
with irrigation should care about the dry conditions.
Dairy prices spiked higher at
this morning's GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, the GDT price
index gaining 9.4 per cent since the last sale on January
Otago Rural Support Trust co ordinator David Mellish offers
some advice to farmers facing the dual challenges of a low
dairy payout and a very dry season.
Sam Laugesen admits to being an avid animal collector.
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