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Benefits of collaboration

Benefits of collaboration

Collaboration and partnerships.

Millions spent, but no irrigation yet

Millions spent, but no irrigation yet

Kees Zeestraten has spent close to $3 million trying to get water to irrigate Ohau Downs.

Green hues advancing in high country

Green hues advancing in high country

''You wouldn't get a better landscape. Green is as much a part of it as the tawny brown landscape in the background. What are they worrying about? It fits in.''

Farmer did 'incredible job' transforming dry land

Farmer did 'incredible job' transforming dry land

Barry Shepherd remembers the days when he used to shoot rabbits on a property which is now Doug McIntyre's dairy farm.

Growing animals fast pivotal in high country

Growing animals fast pivotal in high country

A chance last week to hear specialists explaining how to improve beef cattle returns in the high country given the opportunities dairy grazing offers proved to be a crowd-puller.

Tornado devastates couple's organic crop

Tornado devastates couple's organic crop

An Amberley couple are not giving up, despite losing most their organic vegetable crop in the recent tornado.

Irish wasps set to take on root weevils

Irish wasps set to take on root weevils

The clover root weevil ravaging pasture throughout the South Island is meeting its match.

Industry leader calls for whole-of-sector approach

Industry leader calls for whole-of-sector approach

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 presidential family tradition

A presidential family tradition

Malvern A&P Show president Paul Wright is continuing a family tradition which dates back 101 years.

Ultrasound ideal tool for beef farmers

Ultrasound ideal tool for beef farmers

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.

Team effort needed to be the best

Team effort needed to be the best

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 Colombus. 

Complementary cow makes the best beef

Complementary cow makes the best beef

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.

Traction engine to star at Leeston's 150th party

Traction engine to star at Leeston's 150th party

Two British traction engines are set to help Leeston celebrate its 150th birthday from March 28 to March 30. 

Station hosting a field day

A successful Rakaia Gorge high country station is opening its farm gate next week.

Mid Canterbury dairy farm sold for nearly $65m

Mid Canterbury is being labelled the dairy capital of New Zealand following the recent sale of a property for almost $65 million.

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