New Zealand shearing and woolhandling is in good hands,
organisers of an inaugural national contest for apprentice
wool harvesters say.
With his hand firmly on his mustering stick, J. J. O'Carroll
patiently waited for the start of his 68th consecutive
Hawarden Ewe Fair last month.
The news is all good for potatoes.
The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having
a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand
of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.
They're called simply The Last Stand.
Andrew Fladeboe describes working dogs as the ''most noble of
Omarama shepherd Katey Hill has had a stellar rodeo season
with her young quarter-horse Boots and is leading the
national Rookie of the Year title in barrel racing.
An Alexandra climate scientist has applied for funding to
work with Google engineers to make scientific use of data
collected using large balloons that will float in the
Samantha Hall (14), of Stirling, has won the Southern Rural
Life Young Herdsperson of the Year for the third year in a
Man's best friend is in the spotlight, or, more correctly,
the camera flash, in this case.
Silver Fern Farms' (SFF) new premium beef product was shown
to about 120 suppliers at a premier selection beef producers'
day at the Silver Fern Farms' Finegand works near Balclutha
Preliminary judging has been completed and the finalists in
this year's New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Southland/Otago
region have been announced.
The use of drones as an agricultural tool is likely to become
more popular in the future but Federated Farmers (FFNZ) is
concerned there is the potential for misuse around privacy
The numbers have been crunched
and dairying does not add up.
of the Dicey family tend to have good foresight.
Read Southern Rural Life for all your farming news
and views of the south.
Courier Country covers from North Otago to the
Waimakariri River delivering the latest in farming news.
cars for sale
Submit your news & photos - Login or
Opinion? Have your say - Login or Register
event or notice
Add a photo
Make ODT my
Otago Daily Times print and digital edition, The
Star - Dunedin, The News - Central Otago, The
Ensign - Gore, Southland Express -
Invercargill, The Courier - Timaru, Queenstown Times - Queenstown, Mountain Scene -
Queenstown, Extra! schools
Times South Canterbury