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Designers inspired by woolly thinking

Designers inspired by woolly thinking

Penny Ronald has been doing a lot of woolly thinking lately.

Perendale wins Glammies

Perendale wins Glammies

Winning the Glammies with their Perendale lamb entry was a "huge thrill'' for the Gardyne family from the Ida Valley.

‘K5’ could prove effective rabbit killer

‘K5’ could prove effective rabbit killer

A new weapon in the war on rabbits could be introduced into New Zealand next autumn.

Shearers sharing their skills

Shearers sharing their skills

Ryan MacLean came to New Zealand last year "to learn how to shear a sheep and grow grass''.

Weed threatens southern fodder beet, MPI warns

Velvetleaf, considered one of the world's worst cropping weeds, has been found in South Island fodder beet crops.

World champs in South next year

Invercargill will host the world's best shearers and woolhandlers in February next year.

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Agriculture has to ‘‘sell itself to New Zealand''.

$2m fertiliser plant opens near Timaru

More than $2million has been invested at Ballance Agri-Nutrients' Washdyke site with the official opening of a specialist PhaSedN fertiliser manufacturing plant.

St Bathans girl enjoys study with scholarship

St Bathans girl enjoys study with scholarship

Growing up on a sheep and beef farm at St Bathans gave Alex Menzies a strong interest in agriculture.

Course gives firm sense of direction

Course gives firm sense of direction

Sometimes it's about taking those first steps.

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

Coping with dry conditions on Otago farms and the ongoing implications is about taking action, as agribusiness reporter Sally Rae reports.

Lamb prices better than expected

Lamb prices better than expected

Prices at last week's Omarama lamb sale were stronger than anticipated, considering schedule pricing, agents say.

Fencers second overall

Fencers second overall

They might have only met the previous day but Nick Stanger and Troy Love still managed to secure second place in a fencing competition.

Earnscleugh put to trial

Earnscleugh put to trial

Alistair Campbell has clocked up a few kilometres perusing gullies on Earnscleugh Station - all in the search of the perfect dog-trial course.

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

When University of Otago student Yang Li was asked if he was available for a summer internship at AbacusBio, he jumped at the opportunity.

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