Farming News

Pair getting the best of both worlds

Irricon Resource Solutions principals Keri Johnston (left) and Haidee McCabe, winners of the Enterprising Rural Women Awards, with Rural Women New Zealand national president Wendy McGowan (centre). Photo by RWNZ.
Working from home means the best of both worlds for Keri Johnston and Haidee McCabe.

Dairying big change from previous jobs

For Otago couple Glenn and Lynne Johnston, switching from their respective previous jobs of courier driver and hairdresser was a big change but they have no regrets.

Global commute for Kiwi meat workers

Global commute for Kiwi meat workers

Commuters stuck in motorway traffic might spare a thought for Anthony Russell's crew of slaughtermen travelling more than 17,000km to work in Iceland each year.

Drenching, thistles hot topics at field day

Drenching, thistles hot topics at field day

About 60 sheep and beef farmers from Southland and Otago gathered at Alvin and Bev Catto's property at Crookston for the second of the Beef and Lamb New Zealand farming for profit field days last week.

Awards evening getting `make-over'

The 33rd annual national velvet awards are undergoing a change in format.

Service for former sawmill workers exposed to PCP

Nearly 700 former sawmill workers have been enrolled in the Ministry of Health's Special Support Service for Former Sawmill Workers Exposed to PCP.

Failure of 'cold chain' behind vaccine failure

The failure of some scabby mouth vaccines in the South could be due to 'cold chain' failure during transportation of the vaccine, Clutha Vets veterinarian John Smart says.

Knowledge and networks shared

Knowledge and networks shared

Farmers, agribusiness staff, scientists and researchers left Alexandra earlier this month with far larger networks and knowledge in grassland farming after participating in the 2014 New Zealand Grasslands Association conference.

Twin success story outlined at Willowbank field day

Twin success story   outlined at Willowbank field day

Dry weather and rabbits can do crazy things to a man - just ask Gordon Lucas.

Search on for best young herdsperson

Search on for best young herdsperson

The annual Southern Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year is under way again.

Achievers in region honoured

Achievers in region honoured

The Central South Island region was recognised for its excellence in grassland farming at the Grasslands award evening earlier this month.

More to farming than gumboots

More to farming than gumboots

A Teacher's Day Out was held in Otago last week, organised by New Zealand Young Farmers' Get Ahead programme.

Farmer to pay $150,000

Farmer to pay $150,000

A Southland farmer must pay more than $150,000 in fines and reparation after health and safety failings resulted in the death of a 51-year-old employee last year.

African goats more popular

African goats more popular

Goats have become an increasingly popular attraction at A&P shows throughout the country and it was no different at the Amberley Domain on November 1.

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah O'Connell is a young farmer going places.

Study to address falling dairy cow fertility levels

A worldwide drop in dairy cow fertility has spurred a New Zealand study.

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