Farming News

Promoting importance of shelter

Promoting importance of shelter

Tom Corbett thinks long and hard about cutting down trees on his farm - and it still hurts when he fells one.

But he is also a realist and will sacrifice trees for changes in farming practice and compensate by replanting elsewhere, or by planting a different variety.

Boer goat open day to be held at Enfield

Boer goat open day to be held at Enfield

Anybody thinking about running Boer goats on their land is advised to go to Owen Booth's open day at his Enfield farm on Saturday, April 12.

DINZ looking for a new deer farm to focus on

The search is on for a North Canterbury deer focus farm.

Oceania's 170 million milk litre milk supply surpasses initial target

Oceania Dairy has signed up 46 milk suppliers for its first season.

Council chief executive finds visit valuable

Council chief executive finds visit valuable

The man leading the Otago Regional Council walked the talk recently.

Dairying 'growing the community': farmer

Dairying 'growing the community': farmer

May Murphy recalls an incident 30 years ago - she and her husband Robin were driving a friend, also involved in dairying, through Ikawai-Glenavy.

Turnout pleases organisers

Turnout pleases organisers

Planning for a sustainable future was the focus of a roadshow in Rangiora last week.

'Marvellous job', Bazley tells farmers

'Marvellous job', Bazley tells farmers

Who would have thought 10 years ago a high country field day would be all about dairying?

Dogs will have their day in May

Dogs will have their day in May

In a sheepdog's world there can be no more important date on the sporting calendar.

Dairying standard set by award winners

A chance to show what is happening in the dairy industry led Ealing farmers Mark and Devon Slee to enter the Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Bay two beat shearing legend to win finals

Bay two beat shearing legend to win finals

Two Hawke's Bay shearers have taken the top spots in the New Zealand championships open final in Te Kuiti.

Investment over decade shows merit of ewe's milk

Investment over decade shows merit of ewe's milk

A decade ago, Southland businessman Keith Neylon did not know the first thing about sheep's milk.

Pilot training course in deer handling to start

A training course in how to manage and handle farmed deer has been developed, with a pilot run starting in Southland next month.

Investment in farm as good as gold

Investment in farm as good as gold

A 3000ha farm at Millers Flat is the ''jewel in the crown'' for North Otago-based farmer Grant Ludemann.

Calling all blokes for a spot of research

Blokes of all ages and backgrounds are needed for a new project on wellbeing.

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