Farming News

'Safety culture' on farms preferred by farmers

Creating a compliance culture is not the answer to reducing the number of farm accidents, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

Two tie for title of supreme sheep

Two tie for title of supreme sheep

Sheep breeding is a passion for Kerry Dwyer.

'Trying to be proactive' to help foreign workers

'Trying to be proactive' to help foreign workers

Driving skills, English language training and access to services are the top concerns of the growing international workforce in the Clutha district, Clutha District Settlement Support chairwoman Chris Shaw says.

Stead's mission to help farmers

Stead's mission to help farmers

Angela Stead knows how to cook a good lamb roast.

ANZCO share sale bid

ANZCO share sale bid

ANZCO Foods founder and chairman Sir Graeme Harrison aims to reduce his shareholding in the company, while Japan's Itoham Foods is looking to increase its stake.

Southern farmers among finalists

Southern farmers feature among the finalists of the 2015 Beef and Lamb New Zealand Golden Lamb awards.

Opuha Water to cut supplies to irrigators

Opuha Water will turn off the taps to irrigators tomorrow as drought conditions bite deeper in South Canterbury.

Craigieburn Station on the market

The historic Craigieburn Station, in the central Canterbury foothills, has come up for sale for the first time in 98 years.

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Maniototo scheme 'lifeblood' of area

Irrigation in the Maniototo is the ''lifeblood'' for the area it serves, says Maniototo Irrigation Company chairman Geoff Crutchley.

Dealing with drought stress

Dealing with drought stress

Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

Shear For Life fundraiser looming

The countdown is on for Shear For Life.

Silver Ferns governance explained

Silver Ferns governance explained

A ''significant investment'' is being made in the future of Silver Fern Farms' governance, with governors of the future being identified and developed, chairman Rob Hewett says.

'Tactics for Tight Times' to be shared

'Tactics for Tight Times' to be shared

DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers get through a tough season brought on by a low mil

Dairy hub reliant on local support

Southern farmers and businesses need to contribute about $2 million by the end of April to enable the Southern Dairy Hub venture to proceed.

Marlborough dries up as more irrigation bans imposed

Conditions are getting increasingly drier in Marlborough and nine of the province's 16 consent areas have had their right to irrigate suspended, Federated Farmers said.

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