Two hot, dusty Mackenzie Country big sky days and some
single-minded merinos put dogs and their owners to the test,
at the recent Canterbury Sheep Dog Trial Association Centre
An Amberley couple are not giving up, despite losing most
their organic vegetable crop in the recent tornado.
You can always rely on the barman for a good yarn.
The winners of the Canterbury/North Otago New Zealand
Dairy Industry Awards were announced two weeks ago. In the
next few issues, reporter David Hill finds out what it takes
to win the title. This week, he talks to farm manager Phillip
Malvern A&P Show president Paul Wright is continuing a
family tradition which dates back 101 years.
Sheep and deer breeders across the Otago region will be hit
hard by the closing of the AgResearch Invermay facility,
opponents of the plan say.
Buyers from throughout the country snapped up the
A successful Rakaia Gorge high country station is opening its
farm gate next week.
Fine weather and plenty of special attractions drew the
crowds to the annual Mayfield Show earlier this month.
More beef calves on the ground, growing more quickly, could
''shift the whole supply curve'' and that ''would not be a
bad thing'', a meat industry spokesman says.
A Bay of Plenty schoolteacher was fed up with politicians
setting the agenda on the water quality debate, so he decided
to go out and speak to ordinary New Zealanders.
The clover root weevil ravaging pasture throughout the South
Island is meeting its match.
Beef cattle farmers should not put their faith only in what
they see if they want to get the best returns, Bill Austin,
of Austin Ultrasound, says.
Farmers and judges learn from each other during the lead-up
to the announcement of winners in the Ballance Farm
Environment Awards, the co-ordinator of judges for the
Canterbury region says.
The key to getting the best returns from breeding beef cows
is to make sure they complement rather than compete with
other stock classes on the farm.
Read Southern Rural Life for all your farming news
and views of the south.
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