Five finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance
Farm Environment Awards.
Creating a compliance culture is not the answer to reducing
the number of farm accidents, Beef and Lamb New Zealand
chairman James Parsons says.
Ask Rick Aubrey why he keeps dog trialling and the answer is
succinct: ''Too old to play footy, aren't I?''
Farmers affected by drought are mostly ''coping OK'', Otago
Rural Support Trust co-ordinator Dave Mellish says.
Driving skills, English language training and access to
services are the top concerns of the growing international
workforce in the Clutha district, Clutha District Settlement
Support chairwoman Chris Shaw says.
Sheep breeding is a passion for Kerry Dwyer.
Angela Stead knows how to cook a good lamb roast.
Southern farmers feature among the finalists of the 2015 Beef
and Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb awards.
ANZCO Foods founder and chairman Sir Graeme Harrison aims to
reduce his shareholding in the company, while Japan's Itoham
Foods is looking to increase its stake.
Opuha Water will turn off the
taps to irrigators tomorrow as drought conditions bite deeper
in South Canterbury.
The historic Craigieburn
Station, in the central Canterbury foothills, has come up for
sale for the first time in 98 years.
Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area
it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff
The countdown is on for Shear For Life.
Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.
A ''significant investment'' is being made in the future of
Silver Fern Farms' governance, with governors of the future
being identified and developed, chairman Rob Hewett says.
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