Farming News

World champs in South next year

Invercargill will host the world's best shearers and woolhandlers in February next year.

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Agriculture has to ‘‘sell itself to New Zealand''.

$2m fertiliser plant opens near Timaru

More than $2million has been invested at Ballance Agri-Nutrients' Washdyke site with the official opening of a specialist PhaSedN fertiliser manufacturing plant.

Course gives firm sense of direction

Course gives firm sense of direction

Sometimes it's about taking those first steps.

St Bathans girl enjoys study with scholarship

St Bathans girl enjoys study with scholarship

Growing up on a sheep and beef farm at St Bathans gave Alex Menzies a strong interest in agriculture.

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

Coping with dry conditions on Otago farms and the ongoing implications is about taking action, as agribusiness reporter Sally Rae reports.

Lamb prices better than expected

Lamb prices better than expected

Prices at last week's Omarama lamb sale were stronger than anticipated, considering schedule pricing, agents say.

Fencers second overall

Fencers second overall

They might have only met the previous day but Nick Stanger and Troy Love still managed to secure second place in a fencing competition.

Earnscleugh put to trial

Earnscleugh put to trial

Alistair Campbell has clocked up a few kilometres perusing gullies on Earnscleugh Station - all in the search of the perfect dog-trial course.

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

When University of Otago student Yang Li was asked if he was available for a summer internship at AbacusBio, he jumped at the opportunity.

Bank on bright side but farmers sombre

Bank on bright side but farmers sombre

Dairy farmers are facing another tough year but a ‘‘generally strong year'' is being picked by Rabobank for most other sectors.

‘People Lift’ having an effect

‘People Lift’ having an effect

During challenging times such as those the dairy industry is now experiencing, being efficient on-farm is crucial.

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

A cycle seat is not the sort of saddle that Olivia Ross is ordinarily accustomed to.

MIE wants director seats on Beef + Lamb

Meat Industry Excellence is seeking to replace the two processor representative positions on the board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand with its own directors.

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

The challenge of achieving sustainability and growing pressure on New Zealand's rural landscape were highlighted during a national geography conference at the University of Otago yesterday.

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