Farming News

Merino work recognised

Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.

Milk prices rise

Milk prices rise

Dairy auction prices started the new season in a positive way as the overall 3.4% average price rise was the second-highest of the year.

Close watch on dairy auction

Close watch on dairy auction

The GlobalDairyTrade auction early tomorrow morning takes on more significance than usual because of Fonterra's first indication of next season's milk price being lower than the market consensus.

Japanese visit source of their wool

Japanese visit source of their wool

Delegates from Japanese suit maker Konaka were treated to a Kiwi farm experience and more when they visited Closeburn Station recently.

Wilding conifers and Tb targeted

Wilding conifers and Tb targeted

The primary sector did not miss out in Budget 2016 funding but in relation to other sectors, the money was not as high profile and it has a long lead-in time before goals will be reached.

Climbing robots marshalling to invade Europe

Climbing robots marshalling to invade Europe

Christchurch company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to change the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising capital to expand into the European market.

Demonstration farm turning to dairying

Demonstration farm turning to dairying

Southland Demonstration Farm (SDF) at Wallacetown, near Invercargill, is changing from operating a leased farm to establishing the Southern Dairy Hub.

Future-focused farm, since 1863

Future-focused farm, since 1863

Brendon Cross is the sixth generation to farm amid the spectacular beauty of the Otago Peninsula.

Excellence awards for Armidale

Excellence awards for Armidale

The Paterson family, of Gimmerburn, have won the Clip of the Year title at the Otago Merino Association's merino excellence awards.

Bull sells for $17,000

West Otago's Westholm Hereford stud was the most successful southern vendor at last week's Feilding Beef Expo.

YFC’s support after accident appreciated

YFC’s support after accident appreciated

Brooke Solly had been meaning to join the Maniototo Young Farmers Club.

Support Trust quits funding arrangement

The Otago Rural Support Trust has pulled out of a funding collaboration with the Government because of lack of demand from farmers for mental health support.

Venison outlook 'positive'

Venison outlook 'positive'

Duncan New Zealand invested in a second venison processing plant because it was confident about the future of New Zealand venison, marketing general manager Glenn Tyrrell says.

Invermay tackling water quality

Invermay tackling water quality

Staff at AgResearch Invermay are looking at other ways, beyond just fencing off waterways, to help improve water quality on its deer farm.

Regulations among most challenging matters

Regulations among most challenging matters

Water quality, water quantity and local and regional government remain the principal challenges the collective agricultural industry faces, Federated Farmers Otago president Phill Hunt believes.

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