Farming News

Turnout pleases organisers

Turnout pleases organisers

Planning for a sustainable future was the focus of a roadshow in Rangiora last week.

Investment over decade shows merit of ewe's milk

Investment over decade shows merit of ewe's milk

A decade ago, Southland businessman Keith Neylon did not know the first thing about sheep's milk.

Investment in farm as good as gold

Investment in farm as good as gold

A 3000ha farm at Millers Flat is the ''jewel in the crown'' for North Otago-based farmer Grant Ludemann.

Pilot training course in deer handling to start

A training course in how to manage and handle farmed deer has been developed, with a pilot run starting in Southland next month.

Identifying good genetics

Identifying good genetics

A Beef and Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit field day at Millers Flat last week drew 100 people.

Invermay research extends deer DNA insights

Invermay research extends deer DNA insights

AgResearch scientists are developing a new parentage and breed assignment test for deer using SNP technology.

AgResearch gets the message in Gore

Organisers of a sheep breeders' meeting on possible downsizing of Invermay research facility say AgResearch management must seriously consider the message from the meeting.

Rural Women community roadshow at showgrounds

Rural Women community roadshow at showgrounds

Rural Women New Zealand will be hosting the first stop of its community roadshow in Oamaru tomorrow.

Couple busy as NZ final looms

Couple busy as NZ final looms

Steve and Tracy Henderson, of Winton, barely had time to take a breather after winning the region's top dairy award before they were in the middle of their wedding arrangements.

Adventurer to speak at April Waitahuna fundraiser

Adventurer, hunter and businessman Davey Hughes, of Swazi New Zealand, will be guest speaker at a fundraiser for Waitahuna School in April.

Moisture crucial factor in hay fires

Moisture crucial factor in hay fires

Heating is undesirable in hay bales, not only because there is a danger of fire from spontaneous combustion but also because heating impairs or severely reduces the nutrient value of hay.

New Farming for Profit programme supported

West Otago farmers have voted to run a Farming for Profit programme to replace the older monitor farm programmes.

Nestlé scrutinises 50 South Island dairy farms

Global food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé sent a group of representatives to inspect 50 randomly selected South Island dairy farms - including some in Otago and Southland - last week.

Profitability critical for farm succession

This year is the United Nations International Year of Family Farming, and in New Zealand a spotlight is being focused on the issue of succession on family farms.

Calling all blokes for a spot of research

Blokes of all ages and backgrounds are needed for a new project on wellbeing.

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