Shaun Snoxell loves the land and food production.
A gathering of rural professionals is being held in Oamaru
next week to highlight the support networks available to
When Mike Elliot was presented with life membership of Otago
Federated Farmers, he said it took him by complete surprise.
The Government has decided to allow the sale of raw milk to
consumers, subject to farmers meeting certain requirements.
Newly elected New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association
president Graham White may have a big year ahead of him - but
he will still fit in some dog trialling.
Oamaru-based veterinarian Dave Robertson has been described
as ''someone who lives and breathes sheep and beef''.
From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will
be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.
A farmer has defended his decision to send more than 1000 of
his sheep to Mexico on board a livestock carrier which has
left New Zealand.
A national programme to address rural depression will be
developed in recognition of challenging times for farmers
including volatility in milk prices.
Federated Farmers supports a large shipment of New Zealand
sheep and cattle bound for Mexico, saying it is "confident"
the animals will be transported humanely.
Over capacity in dairy processing has been raised as a ''real
risk'' to New Zealand's dairy industry.
Plunging dairy prices will continue to put enormous pressures
on the mental well-being of some sectors of the farming
community, and the head of Rural Women NZ says farmers must
understand when they need help.
When Julie Dee headed to the Dairy Women's Network conference
in Invercargill in March, she was feeling a little
Outram farmer Duncan Wells has a top crop of fodder beet.
Ask Graham Hunter how many trees he has planted through the
years and there is a pause.
Courier Country covers from North Otago to the
Waimakariri River delivering the latest in farming news.
Read Southern Rural Life for all your farming news
and views of the south.
more roadtests & reviews
search cars for sale
Submit your news & photos - Login or
Opinion? Have your say - Login or Register
event or notice
Add a photo
Make ODT my
Otago Daily Times print and digital edition, The
Star - Dunedin, The News - Central Otago, The
Ensign - Gore, Southland Express -
Invercargill, Southern Rural Life - Otago and
Southland, The Courier - Timaru, Courier Country - Canterbury and
West Coast, Queenstown Times - Queenstown, Mountain Scene -
Queenstown, The Oamaru Mail - Oamaru, The
Greymouth Star - Greymouth, Hokitika Guardian - Hokitika,
West Coast Messenger - West Coast, The Ashburton Courier -
Ashburton, The News - North Canterbury, Extra! schools
Times South Canterbury