Farming News

Unfazed and excited about losing locks for a good cause

Unfazed and excited about losing locks for a good cause

When Ronda Ridsdale signed up for Shave for a Cure, she decided to get as much exposure as she could.

Wild bee loss bad for breed

Wild bee loss bad for breed

Beekeepers are being warned to check the genetic diversity of their stock following the first stage of a nationwide survey that shows significant in-breeding.

Cousins' clean sweep in cattle contest

Cousins' clean sweep in cattle contest

It was an early start and a long day for sisters Sam and Kim Hall and their cousin Teegan Hall, cleaning and grooming their cattle and competing in the recent Southland A&P Show's herdsperson competition on March 1.

Wedding follows sharemilkers' win

Wedding follows sharemilkers' win

Last week was a big week for Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale, of Winton.

Trainee winner set 20-year goal to own dairy farm

Trainee winner set 20-year goal to own dairy farm

Josh Lavender, of Winton, did not get home from the New Zealand Dairy Awards Southland-Otago regional awards in Gore until 2am on Sunday, and then had to be up at 4.30am to do the milking.

Telford numbers increase

The education year is in full swing as Telford, a division of Lincoln University, offers a diploma in agriculture for the first time.

More haste, less speed pays out at Golden Shears final

Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford won the PGG Wrightson National Circuit final at the three-day Golden Shears in Masterton last weekend.

Farm manager shares love of 'wicked' industry

Farm manager shares love of 'wicked' industry

The 2014 Southland Otago Farm Manager of the Year, Jared Crawford, says he was ''shocked'' when he heard his name announced during the New Zealand Dairy Industry awards regional final at the MLT Event Centre in Gore on Saturday.

Glammies celebrate farming excellence

Glammies celebrate farming excellence

A Southland family has won the best of breed open category at the 2014 Golden Lamb Awards.

Busy time for Young Farmer rep

Busy time for Young Farmer rep

It may be a close-run thing for Dean Rabbidge, of Glenham, when he represents Otago-Southland in the 2014 ANZ Young Farmer Contest in the Grand Final in Lincoln in July.

Winton newlyweds' winning form

Winton newlyweds' winning form

March will go down as a memorable month for Winton 50% sharemilkers Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale.

Day a chance to give it a go

Day a chance to give it a go

Sarah O'Connell says she did not choose agriculture as a career - it chose her.

Irrepressible 234 selected as link ram

Irrepressible 234 selected as link ram

When it comes to prolific breeding, it does not get much better than Lochern 234-07.

Farmers want clear rules on culling of bobby calves

Farmers are behind the proposed review of the methods used to cull bobby calves but want the definition of an emergency situation clearly spelt out.

Irrigation benefits quantified

Irrigation around Kurow and Duntroon in North Otago contributes $77 million of revenue a year to the economy. The same area would yield about $7 million without irrigation.

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