Farming News

Water deal celebrated

Water deal celebrated

Compromise and co-operation are being hailed as the main ingredients in a South Canterbury agreement on nitrogen limits.

Farm forestry works wonders in the long run

Farm forestry works wonders in the long run

Peter Evans laughs and says wryly, ''Farm foresters are a hardened bunch''.

Greens 'misleading' on rivers

Greens 'misleading' on rivers

The quality of New Zealand's rivers is not the sole responsibility of the rural sector, Federated Farmers environment spokesman Ian Mackenzie says.

Fodder beet fills gap in feed to lift profits

Fodder beet fills gap in feed to lift profits

Fodder beet can be a ''game-changer'' for beef farmers.

Priority to find supreme red meat farmers

The environment is set to become a focus for sheep and beef farmers, so farmers need to learn from the best performers.

Calving looks fine with low stocking

Calving is about to get under way and the team at Lincoln is feeling confident.

A balanced lifestyle

A balanced lifestyle

Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards reinforced to South Otago couple Brendon and Suzie Bearman they were ''heading in the right direction''.

AbacusBio finalist in sheep awards

AbacusBio finalist in sheep awards

Dunedin-based AbacusBio and its managing director Neville Jopson both feature among the finalists in this year's Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.

'Stoked' to be chosen

'Stoked' to be chosen

Craig Adams will be hoping it will be a case of third-time lucky at the National Country Music Awards next month.

Decision on effluent area reserved

An Environment Southland hearing committee has reserved its decision on whether Southland meat processor South Pacific Meats (SPM) can spread effluent on to a larger area of farmland in northern Southland.

Council takes non-prescriptive approach

The Otago Regional Council has taken a non-prescriptive approach to ensuring Otago farmers meet the requirements of its recently-launched Otago Water Plan - Plan Change 6A (PC6A) and that means farmers will take responsibility for the water quality coming off their land.

Plan to take closer look at septic tanks

The Otago Regional Council will be looking at its Otago Water Plan, Plan Change 6B (PC6B) for urban water, within the next 18 months, and septic tanks will be one of the items looked at.

Stoneburn pair win

Stoneburn pair win

Doing the ''hard yards'' has paid off for Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht, of Stoneburn, Dunback.

Focus on farm-exit water quality

Focus on farm-exit water quality

The Otago Water Plan's Plan Change 6A (PC6A) was not about the Otago Regional Council using a ''big stick'' to ensure compliance for water quality, chief executive Peter Bodeker said.

Boys win TeenAg

Boys win TeenAg

Farming is part of everyday life for Southland lads Jeffrey Robinson and Justin Boyd and, whether it is moving stock or putting up breaks, the pair never shy away from farm work.

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