Farming News

Farmers' workshop series

A series of workshops in Otago and Southland this month is aimed at helping farmers meet their environmental obligations under the national policy statement for freshwater management.

Bison-beef cattle cross gives beefalo

Bison-beef cattle cross gives beefalo

What do you get when you cross a bison bull with a beef cow? Beefalo.

Work for breed recognised

Work for breed recognised

James Robertson's lengthy involvement with Holstein Friesian New Zealand has been acknowledged.

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of Russell lupins in the high country has ''plenty of scope'' in the right areas, New Zealand Merino Company production science project leader Mark Ferguson believes.

Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Errol Holgate's contribution to the sheep industry was recognised at the Beef and Lamb New Zealand sheep industry awards in Invercargill last week.

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it again.

Classers' field day

The New Zealand Woolclassers Association is holding a field day at the PGG Wrightson Wool store in Mosgiel on Wednesday.

Record $100,000 for Angus stud bull

Record $100,000 for Angus stud bull

An on farm national record price of $100,000 was achieved at the Rangatira Angus bull sale at Muriwai, Gisborne, last week.

Student out to make a difference

Student out to make a difference

Shaun Snoxell loves the land and food production.

Focus on support networks

A gathering of rural professionals is being held in Oamaru next week to highlight the support networks available to farmers.

Life membership takes Elliot by surprise

When Mike Elliot was presented with life membership of Otago Federated Farmers, he said it took him by complete surprise.

Govt allows sale of raw milk

Govt allows sale of raw milk

The Government has decided to allow the sale of raw milk to consumers, subject to farmers meeting certain requirements.

Never too busy for trialling

Never too busy for trialling

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.

Winning vet ever on the go

Winning vet ever on the go

Oamaru-based veterinarian Dave Robertson has been described as ''someone who lives and breathes sheep and beef''.

Tech expos for everybody

From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.

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