Farming News

'A cool bit of science'

'A cool bit of science'

AgResearch scientist Sara Edwards is on a quest to help find out why the reproductive performance of hoggets is so poor.

Resources to back up health and safety laws

Resources to back up health and safety laws

Helping people through the "demystification'' of health and safety is not about having endless ring binders on the shelf gathering dust, WorkSafe chief executive Gordon MacDonald says.

Time for NZ meat industry to 'move on'

Time for NZ meat industry to 'move on'

Zealand's red meat sector will never achieve greatness if it continues to "fight and argue'', Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

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.

Course gives firm sense of direction

Course gives firm sense of direction

Sometimes it's about taking those first steps.

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.

‘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.

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.

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