Farming News

Scale next step for koura industry

Scale next step for koura industry

The concept has been proven and what Otago Southland's fledgling freshwater crayfish, or koura, farming industry needs now is scale.

Calf rearing seminar abuzz

Calf rearing seminar abuzz

More than 40 people attended the seminar, where Seales Winslow nutritionist Wendy Morgan spoke on getting the important aspects of calf rearing correct, from housing, hygiene, colostrum intake window and the essentials of the feeding regime, through to weaning, incorporating growing to target dates and weights.

Changes to dairy awards

Changes have been made to the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Dairy farmer fined over animal neglect

A South Waikato dairy farmer has been ordered to pay more than $3000 and undertake more than 200 hours of community work after pleading guilty to neglect and ill treatment of cows.

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Family tips contribute to success in judging

Stud sheep breeding is in Ben Sutherland's blood.

Farmers' workshop series

A series of workshops in Otago and Southland this month is aimed at helping farmers meet their environmental obligations under the national policy statement for freshwater management.

DairyLift farm course trial to be extended

DairyLift farm course trial to be extended

A Southland-devised course giving cash strapped dairy farmers practical advice on how to improve farm processes and finances is to be extended to other parts of the country.

Demand for beef up as lamb exports fall

Reduced demand from China has seen New Zealand lamb exports drop 4% in the nine months to June.

Bison-beef cattle cross gives beefalo

Bison-beef cattle cross gives beefalo

What do you get when you cross a bison bull with a beef cow? Beefalo.

Work for breed recognised

Work for breed recognised

James Robertson's lengthy involvement with Holstein Friesian New Zealand has been acknowledged.

Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Errol Holgate's contribution to the sheep industry was recognised at the Beef and Lamb New Zealand sheep industry awards in Invercargill last week.

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of Russell lupins in the high country has ''plenty of scope'' in the right areas, New Zealand Merino Company production science project leader Mark Ferguson believes.

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it again.

Record $100,000 for Angus stud bull

Record $100,000 for Angus stud bull

An on farm national record price of $100,000 was achieved at the Rangatira Angus bull sale at Muriwai, Gisborne, last week.

Classers' field day

The New Zealand Woolclassers Association is holding a field day at the PGG Wrightson Wool store in Mosgiel on Wednesday.

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