Farming News

New convener for DWN

New convener for DWN

Emily Woolsey has been dairy farming for the past 10 years with her husband, Daniel, and she is now swapping her gumboots for pen and paper, taking on the role of Dairy Women's Network (DWN) Gore regional group convener.

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

When the judges of the Sir Geoffrey Peren Cup competition visited the Lindsay family's farm in the Maniototo, they were impressed with what they saw.

Irricon pair well-qualified winner

Irricon pair well-qualified winner

The South Canterbury women behind Irricon Resource Solutions have been named Supreme Winners of the Enterprising Rural Women Awards.

Champion buck Boer goat fathers successful kids as well

Champion buck Boer goat fathers successful kids as well

Oamaru farmer Owen Booth believes goat meat has a big future.

Focus on next generation of farmers

Focus on next generation of farmers

Young farmers were out in force to promote agriculture to the next generation at the Canterbury A&P Show recently.

Merino do well in Marlborough, breeders note

Merinos are the ideal sheep for Marlborough, father-and-son team Ron and Tom Small say.

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

It was one and two for North Canterbury cattle breeders in the Meat and Wool Cup for supreme champion beef cattle entry at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Wool programme aiming to deliver stability

Wools of New Zealand has launched an annual wool commitment programme, called Staple, for its growers.

Intensified dairy switch no lightweight decision

The intensification of dairy farms by housing cows must be an informed investment decision based on clear goals and using the right tools for analysis, those in the industry in Mid Canterbury have been advised.

Suffolk ram supreme show champion

Suffolk ram supreme show champion

Penni Loffhagen was just pleased to break the Southdown dominance of the meat sheep classes.

US worth studying over global milk competition

US worth studying over global milk competition

The ability of large dairy farms in the United States to increase their scale quickly could have an effect on the international dairy market.

Dryland dairy farm fetches $13 million

Dryland dairy farm fetches $13 million

A dryland dairy farm in South Canterbury has changed hands for nearly $13 million - equating to $22,000 per hectare.

RotoRainer irrigators hit worst

Strong winds have again damaged irrigators in Canterbury, but not to the same extent as last year.

Hailstorm misses strawberries

Hailstorm misses strawberries

Waimate's main strawberry fields escaped last week's hailstorm and are looking good for the season.

Bloodline behind cow's win

Bloodline behind cow's win

Superior genetics earned a part-time dairy farmer a win for supreme champion Jersey cow at the Canterbury A&P Show.

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