Farming News

Couple busy as NZ final looms

Couple busy as NZ final looms

Steve and Tracy Henderson, of Winton, barely had time to take a breather after winning the region's top dairy award before they were in the middle of their wedding arrangements.

Rural Women community roadshow at showgrounds

Rural Women community roadshow at showgrounds

Rural Women New Zealand will be hosting the first stop of its community roadshow in Oamaru tomorrow.

Moisture crucial factor in hay fires

Moisture crucial factor in hay fires

Heating is undesirable in hay bales, not only because there is a danger of fire from spontaneous combustion but also because heating impairs or severely reduces the nutrient value of hay.

Nestlé scrutinises 50 South Island dairy farms

Global food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé sent a group of representatives to inspect 50 randomly selected South Island dairy farms - including some in Otago and Southland - last week.

Adventurer to speak at April Waitahuna fundraiser

Adventurer, hunter and businessman Davey Hughes, of Swazi New Zealand, will be guest speaker at a fundraiser for Waitahuna School in April.

New Farming for Profit programme supported

West Otago farmers have voted to run a Farming for Profit programme to replace the older monitor farm programmes.

Profitability critical for farm succession

This year is the United Nations International Year of Family Farming, and in New Zealand a spotlight is being focused on the issue of succession on family farms.

Identifying good genetics

Identifying good genetics

A Beef and Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit field day at Millers Flat last week drew 100 people.

AgResearch gets the message in Gore

Organisers of a sheep breeders' meeting on possible downsizing of Invermay research facility say AgResearch management must seriously consider the message from the meeting.

Calling all blokes for a spot of research

Blokes of all ages and backgrounds are needed for a new project on wellbeing.

Benefits of collaboration

Benefits of collaboration

Collaboration and partnerships.

Millions spent, but no irrigation yet

Millions spent, but no irrigation yet

Kees Zeestraten has spent close to $3 million trying to get water to irrigate Ohau Downs.

Green hues advancing in high country

Green hues advancing in high country

''You wouldn't get a better landscape. Green is as much a part of it as the tawny brown landscape in the background. What are they worrying about? It fits in.''

Farmer did 'incredible job' transforming dry land

Farmer did 'incredible job' transforming dry land

Barry Shepherd remembers the days when he used to shoot rabbits on a property which is now Doug McIntyre's dairy farm.

Primary ITO chief standing down

Primary ITO chief executive Kevin Bryant is resigning after 15 years at the helm.

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