Farming News

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.

Farmer defends sheep shipment

Farmer defends sheep shipment

A farmer has defended his decision to send more than 1000 of his sheep to Mexico on board a livestock carrier which has left New Zealand.

Programme to address rural depression

Programme to address rural depression

A national programme to address rural depression will be developed in recognition of challenging times for farmers including volatility in milk prices.

Fed Farmers supports Mexico shipment

Fed Farmers supports Mexico shipment

Federated Farmers supports a large shipment of New Zealand sheep and cattle bound for Mexico, saying it is "confident" the animals will be transported humanely.

Milk processing over capacity warning

Milk processing over capacity warning

Over capacity in dairy processing has been raised as a ''real risk'' to New Zealand's dairy industry.

Focus on rural mental health

Focus on rural mental health

Plunging dairy prices will continue to put enormous pressures on the mental well-being of some sectors of the farming community, and the head of Rural Women NZ says farmers must understand when they need help.

New convener's eyes on support system

New convener's eyes on support system

When Julie Dee headed to the Dairy Women's Network conference in Invercargill in March, she was feeling a little disillusioned.

Outram farmer wins clubs' crop contest; $52k raised

Outram farmer wins clubs' crop contest; $52k raised

Outram farmer Duncan Wells has a top crop of fodder beet.

Experimentation pays dividends

Experimentation pays dividends

Ask Graham Hunter how many trees he has planted through the years and there is a pause.

Effluent pond test tool a first: designer

Effluent pond test tool a first: designer

The designer and developer of a new, high resolution device to test whether effluent ponds are leaking says it is the first test in New Zealand which provides farmers with accurate scientific information.

Bull fetches $31k

Millers Flat Hereford breeders Gray and Robyn Pannett achieved a top price of $31,000 at their recent bull sale.

Centenaries marked

Centenaries marked

Long-standing family farm ownership was recognised recently at the New Zealand Century Farm and Station Awards in Lawrence.

Awards experience gave confidence

Awards experience gave confidence

Dave and Janene Divers first entered the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards four years ago.

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