Farming News

Shepherd makes tracks to France

Shepherd makes tracks to France

Come September it will be ''au revoir Waihaorunga'' and ''bonjour France'' for young South Canterbury shepherd Alex Reekers.

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

Northland avocado growers are being warned to be on high alert for fruit thieves with one Whangarei grower estimating $100,000 worth of fruit has been stolen over the past five years.

YFC final lost by two points

It was a gut-wrenching Young Farmer Contest final for Tasman's Reuben Carter, losing by just two 2 points. David Hill reports. 

Supply of stock water via schemes for study

Another step has been taken to find a more efficient way to deliver water to stock across the Ashburton District.

Damage to irrigators investigated

Canterbury farmers who own irrigators are urged to take part in a new study by Lincoln University and insurance company FMG.

Environmental stewardship recognised

North Otago farmers have been recognised for their environmental stewardship.

Irrigation CEO son of Timaru

Richard Timpany has been appointed chief executive of the Hunter Downs Development Company (HDDC) and Hunter Downs Irrigation Ltd (HDIL).

Agricultural diversity draws crowds

West Coasters enjoyed an impressive display of agricultural diversity at the region's biggest rural show last weekend.

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step further.

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Admittedly, there was a little sibling rivalry when the High Country Hillbillies took on the Gumboot Girls - and the rest of New Zealand - in the TeenAg national final.

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels in the agricultural sector.

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.

Support needed for dairy hub

Support needed for dairy hub

Plans to establish a $26.5 million permanent commercial demonstration dairy farm in Southland need the support of dairy farmers in the region.

More use of telemedicine likely

Geographic barriers are one of the Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) biggest health blocks and work is under way to ensure rural patients have better access to health services in a timely and efficient way, including the use of telemedicine videolinks between hospitals.

Pair win trophy for business

Canterbury farmers Mark and Devon Slee have won the National Winner title in the 2014 Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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