Farming News

Trust works more at top of the cliff

Trust works more at top of the cliff

The Otago Rural Support Trust's emphasis is changing.

Shock treatment makes waves

Shock treatment makes waves

It has been an electrifying experiment.

Shepherd makes tracks to France

Shepherd makes tracks to France

Come September it will be ''au revoir Waihaorunga'' and ''bonjour France'' for young South Canterbury shepherd Alex Reekers.

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

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 years.

Agricultural diversity draws crowds

West Coasters enjoyed an impressive display of agricultural diversity at the region's biggest rural show last weekend.

Damage to irrigators investigated

Canterbury farmers who own irrigators are urged to take part in a new study by Lincoln University and insurance company FMG.

Irrigation CEO son of Timaru

Richard Timpany has been appointed chief executive of the Hunter Downs Development Company (HDDC) and Hunter Downs Irrigation Ltd (HDIL).

Supply of stock water via schemes for study

Another step has been taken to find a more efficient way to deliver water to stock across the Ashburton District.

YFC final lost by two points

It was a gut-wrenching Young Farmer Contest final for Tasman's Reuben Carter, losing by just two 2 points. David Hill reports. 

Environmental stewardship recognised

North Otago farmers have been recognised for their environmental stewardship.

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step further.

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.

Support needed for dairy hub

Support needed for dairy hub

Plans to establish a $26.5 million permanent commercial demonstration dairy farm in Southland need the support of dairy farmers in the region.

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels in the agricultural sector.

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

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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