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Lengthy links in merino field

Lengthy links in merino field

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

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.

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.

'Trying to be proactive' to help foreign workers

'Trying to be proactive' to help foreign workers

Driving skills, English language training and access to services are the top concerns of the growing international workforce in the Clutha district, Clutha District Settlement Support chairwoman Chris Shaw says.

ANZCO share sale bid

ANZCO share sale bid

ANZCO Foods founder and chairman Sir Graeme Harrison aims to reduce his shareholding in the company, while Japan's Itoham Foods is looking to increase its stake.

Southern farmers among finalists

Southern farmers feature among the finalists of the 2015 Beef and Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb awards.

Stead's mission to help farmers

Stead's mission to help farmers

Angela Stead knows how to cook a good lamb roast.

Opuha Water to cut supplies to irrigators

Opuha Water will turn off the taps to irrigators tomorrow as drought conditions bite deeper in South Canterbury.

Craigieburn Station on the market

The historic Craigieburn Station, in the central Canterbury foothills, has come up for sale for the first time in 98 years.

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff Crutchley.

Silver Ferns governance explained

Silver Ferns governance explained

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.

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