Farming News

Getting a handle on calves

Getting a handle on calves

Learning earning tips on training calves are (from left) Kara Roderick, Amanda Hutton, Holly Walters, Alannah Skedgwell, Julie Skedgwell, Hannah Botting, Eleanor Cowling, Rebecca Hutton, Ashley Wendelgelst and Lorna Button, while Holstein Friesian New Zealand field officer Stephen Booth  explains how to pick a show calf.

Pair sowing seeds for future careers

Pair sowing seeds  for future careers

To retain our place as world leaders, we need to ensure that we have the best people in place right across the industry, be they farmers, researchers, marketers or agronomists.

Firm leads industry in recognition for design

Firm leads industry in recognition for design

An Ashburton irrigation company has become the first in the industry to gain accreditation for irrigation system design.

Pinning down true costs of irrigation

Energy seems to be the unknown cost for farmers irrigating their land.

Dunsandel club dominates

Dunsandel club dominates

Dunsandel dominated this year's Christchurch district ANZ Young Farmers Contest final on Saturday.

Accreditation milestone for Synlait Milk

Synlait Milk has become a registered manufacturer of retail-ready infant milk formula for export to China.

The Canterbury company announced on September 30 it had received approval from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China.

Young Farmers keen to show off their talents

Young Farmers keen to show off their talents

Practical farming skills, seed identification and financial management were just some of the knowledge tested when 16 entrants competed in the Mid Canterbury district final of the ANZ Young Farmer contest this month.

Joint project researches wind damage to irrigators

Joint project researches wind damage to irrigators

Last year's windstorms, estimated to have damaged more than 800 irrigators, have prompted an insurance company and Lincoln University to work together to investigate how farmers protected their irrigators.

INZ wants legal basis for collaboration over waterboard members

INZ wants legal basis for collaboration over waterboard members

New Zealand (INZ) is hoping the Government's proposed amendments to the Resource Management Act will include provision for a statutory basis for collaborative community processes relating to water.

Nearly 900 works staff all go at Pukeuri plant

Nearly 900 works staff all go at Pukeuri plant

It is literally all systems go at the huge meat processing works just north of Oamaru.

Concerns over cost of machinery, parts

Rural contractors do not have the luxury or the ability to absorb continued cost increases and just pass them on in our pricing to clients. So while farmers are not able to wear any price increases, contractors certainly cannot afford to carry on losing money either.

Waimate Shears judged a success

Waimate Shears judged a success

The 47th annual Waimate Shears were judged a huge success last weekend.

Lifestyle property market strong for quality listings

Although the overall sales of lifestyle blocks fell in the three months to August, the median price for Canterbury properties rose by nearly 26%.

Large Northland farm portfolio for sale

One of Northland's biggest farming portfolios, comprising seven dairy farms and three support blocks, is for sale.

Big names at shearing event

Big names at shearing event

Several of the biggest names in New Zealand shearing were in Waikouaiti on Thursday night for a particularly special speed-shearing event.

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