The Otago Rural Support Trust's emphasis is changing.
It has been an electrifying experiment.
Come September it will be ''au revoir Waihaorunga'' and
''bonjour France'' for young South Canterbury shepherd Alex
Northland avocado growers are being warned to be on high
alert for fruit thieves with one Whangarei grower estimating
$100,000 worth of fruit has been stolen over the past five
West Coasters enjoyed an impressive display of agricultural
diversity at the region's biggest rural show last weekend.
Canterbury farmers who own irrigators are urged to take part
in a new study by Lincoln University and insurance company
Richard Timpany has been appointed chief executive of the
Hunter Downs Development Company (HDDC) and Hunter Downs
Irrigation Ltd (HDIL).
Another step has been taken to find a more efficient way to
deliver water to stock across the Ashburton District.
It was a gut-wrenching Young Farmer Contest final for
Tasman's Reuben Carter, losing by just two 2 points. David
North Otago farmers have been recognised for their
Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager
Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step
Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.
Plans to establish a $26.5 million permanent commercial
demonstration dairy farm in Southland need the support of
dairy farmers in the region.
Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has
again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels
in the agricultural sector.
Admittedly, there was a little sibling rivalry when the High
Country Hillbillies took on the Gumboot Girls - and the rest
of New Zealand - in the TeenAg national final.
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