The new Southern Rural Support Trust (SRST) chairman is
taking the new role in his stride.
One of the most prestigious shearing events in the country
marks its 53rd year in Alexandra next month and organising
committee publicity officer Mervyn Kinaston promises some
Growing intelligence is a vital part of expanding the fruit
export market, McIntosh Orchard owner Wayne McIntosh, of
Two farmers hope to raise $24,000 for the Cancer Society by
shearing sheep during a 24-hour ''Shear for Life'' marathon
in Tarras in February.
There have been a couple of reports in South Otago. There is
nothing to say it won't be in Otago.
Teviot Valley farm manager and fodder beet contractor Chris
Pemberton is the new New Zealand Young Farmers Otago
Southland provincial chairman.
For Glenham farmer Ann-Maree Robinson, the big snow of 2010
Having worked in the dairy industries in both Africa and New
Zealand, Justin Pigou says they are like ''chalk and
When it comes to succeeding in the dairy industry, Maigan
Jenkins believes passion is needed.
Getting closer to consumers in very different cultures has
become increasingly important for Silver Fern Farms.
When Cantabrian Andy Wells (28) moved south to farm near
Clinton, he thought joining Young Farmers might be a good way
to meet people.
Janet Gregory is passionate about both farming and the
environment; a firm believer the two go ''hand-in-hand''.
European academics have released a study outlining an
algorithm they discovered for herding sheep, but New Zealand
farmers reckon the trusty sheepdog will be a fixture of farm
life for while yet.
A Canterbury woman behind a social media site helping nearly
3200 rural women adjust to life in the country, knows what it
is like to be a city girl in a rural environment.
A pilot project on 14 farms in Canterbury and North Otago has
shown there is considerable scope to improve the efficiency
of energy used in on-farm irrigation systems.
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