Farming News

2015 Farmarama: from dancers to tractors

Glamour will be combined with on-farm practicality during the 12th Lawrence Lions Southfuels Farmarama in Lawrence next year.

Co-ops must lead way in red meat sector change

A word from  ... Fonterra director John Monaghan 

Kailey Dairies reap big rewards at A&P show

Kailey Dairies reap big rewards at A&P show

Twelve years ago at the South Otago A&P Show, Katrina and Rob Kelly, of Kailey Dairies in Oamaru, stood last in almost every section of the South Island Holstein-Friesian championships.

New convener for DWN

New convener for DWN

Emily Woolsey has been dairy farming for the past 10 years with her husband, Daniel, and she is now swapping her gumboots for pen and paper, taking on the role of Dairy Women's Network (DWN) Gore regional group convener.

40% record stock movements

40% record stock movements

Up to 60% of farmers are failing to record National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme (Nait) farm-to-farm movements, and Ospri is planning a push to encourage more farmers to be compliant, the organisation's programme design and farm operation group manager, Dr Stu Hutchings, says

Advancing reform bone of contention

How are this year's candidates for upcoming co-operative elections for farmer-elected directors on the Alliance and Silver Fern Farm boards going to push the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) view on the boards?

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

When the judges of the Sir Geoffrey Peren Cup competition visited the Lindsay family's farm in the Maniototo, they were impressed with what they saw.

Intensified dairy switch no lightweight decision

The intensification of dairy farms by housing cows must be an informed investment decision based on clear goals and using the right tools for analysis, those in the industry in Mid Canterbury have been advised.

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

It was one and two for North Canterbury cattle breeders in the Meat and Wool Cup for supreme champion beef cattle entry at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Breeder fan of llamas' personalities

Breeder fan of llamas' personalities

Llamas are ''a living work of art'', a breeder says.

Merino do well in Marlborough, breeders note

Merinos are the ideal sheep for Marlborough, father-and-son team Ron and Tom Small say.

Wool programme aiming to deliver stability

Wools of New Zealand has launched an annual wool commitment programme, called Staple, for its growers.

Bloodline behind cow's win

Bloodline behind cow's win

Superior genetics earned a part-time dairy farmer a win for supreme champion Jersey cow at the Canterbury A&P Show.

Dry times mean tough calls

Dry times mean tough calls

North Otago and South Canterbury farmers are facing a drought before the official arrival of summer.

Suffolk ram supreme show champion

Suffolk ram supreme show champion

Penni Loffhagen was just pleased to break the Southdown dominance of the meat sheep classes.

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