Farming News

Agricultural diversity draws crowds

West Coasters enjoyed an impressive display of agricultural diversity at the region's biggest rural show last weekend.

Irrigation CEO son of Timaru

Richard Timpany has been appointed chief executive of the Hunter Downs Development Company (HDDC) and Hunter Downs Irrigation Ltd (HDIL).

Supply of stock water via schemes for study

Another step has been taken to find a more efficient way to deliver water to stock across the Ashburton District.

Environmental stewardship recognised

North Otago farmers have been recognised for their environmental stewardship.

Damage to irrigators investigated

Canterbury farmers who own irrigators are urged to take part in a new study by Lincoln University and insurance company FMG.

YFC final lost by two points

It was a gut-wrenching Young Farmer Contest final for Tasman's Reuben Carter, losing by just two 2 points. David Hill reports. 

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step further.

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Admittedly, there was a little sibling rivalry when the High Country Hillbillies took on the Gumboot Girls - and the rest of New Zealand - in the TeenAg national final.

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.

Support needed for dairy hub

Support needed for dairy hub

Plans to establish a $26.5 million permanent commercial demonstration dairy farm in Southland need the support of dairy farmers in the region.

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels in the agricultural sector.

Wide participation, application critical

Wide participation, application critical

There are many outstanding young people in Otago and Southland who are on the way to becoming rural leaders of the future. This week, Southern Rural Life talks to Luke McCraw, of Raes Junction.

More use of telemedicine likely

Geographic barriers are one of the Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) biggest health blocks and work is under way to ensure rural patients have better access to health services in a timely and efficient way, including the use of telemedicine videolinks between hospitals.

Abundance of new ideas shared

Abundance of new ideas shared

Dairy farmers and industry representatives from across the country had a busy start to their week last week as the South Island Dairy Event returned to Invercargill for the first time in four years.

Bill after Lauder calf sale photos

Bill after Lauder calf sale photos

If you were involved with the Lauder calf sales in 1966 and 1967, or have photos or other information, then Bill Townsend, of Alexandra, wants to hear from you. Mr Townsend is a retired real estate and livestock auctioneer and is researching the sales.

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