Planning for a sustainable future was the focus of a roadshow
in Rangiora last week.
A decade ago, Southland businessman Keith Neylon did not know
the first thing about sheep's milk.
A 3000ha farm at Millers Flat is the ''jewel in the crown''
for North Otago-based farmer Grant Ludemann.
A training course in how to manage and handle farmed deer has
been developed, with a pilot run starting in Southland next
A Beef and Lamb New Zealand Farming for Profit field day at
Millers Flat last week drew 100 people.
AgResearch scientists are developing a new parentage and
breed assignment test for deer using SNP technology.
Organisers of a sheep breeders' meeting on possible
downsizing of Invermay research facility say AgResearch
management must seriously consider the message from the
Rural Women New Zealand will be hosting the first stop of its
community roadshow in Oamaru tomorrow.
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, hunter and businessman Davey Hughes, of Swazi New
Zealand, will be guest speaker at a fundraiser for Waitahuna
School in April.
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.
West Otago farmers have voted to run a Farming for Profit
programme to replace the older monitor farm programmes.
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
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.
Blokes of all ages and backgrounds are needed for a new
project on wellbeing.
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