Farming News

Breed event in Otago

More than 60 registrations from throughout New Zealand have been received for Perendale New Zealand's national conference in Otago this week.

Passionate about the Perendale

Passionate about the Perendale

Ask Duncan Smith why he has stuck with the Perendale breed and the answer is succinct.

An affinity for the rural sector

An affinity for the rural sector

When David Paterson started work as a rural valuer more than 30 years ago, things were very different.

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

While the conversion of a dryland sheep farm into a dairy farm where cows are housed in barns has been an amazing journey, owner Willy Leferink readily admits the change is not a silver bullet for the industry.

From Rakaia to the world

From Rakaia to the world

Millions of lily bulbs leave a Rakaia processing plant every year on their way to growers around the world.

$2000 grant to create garden 'icing on the cake' for school

$2000 grant to create garden 'icing on the cake' for school

Hororata School is growing and a grant to create a school garden is just what the children need.

Fairlie good effort as Kerr acheives a hat-trick

Fairlie good effort as Kerr acheives a hat-trick

Fairlie dog triallist Stephen Kerr and Mac pulled off a hat-trick at the Mackenzie A&P Highland Show trials on Easter Monday.

Country-style conference for deer industry

Organisers plan a down-to-earth approach for this year's deer industry conference in Methven.

Last Stand tour 'lot of laughs'

Last Stand tour 'lot of laughs'

The yarns are bound to grow much longer in the telling but the Last Stand tour is officially over.

Young farmer turns up heat for grand final

Young farmer turns up heat for grand final

He did not expect to come out on top but Hinds young farmer James Davidson (25) is this year's Aorangi challenger aiming to be New Zealand's top young farmer.

Highland Show puts on great day in the sun

Highland Show puts on great day in the sun

The sun shone and people came out in their hundreds to enjoy Easter Monday at the 116th Mackenzie A&P Highland Show in Fairlie.

Course to enhance food safety

Course to enhance food safety

Food safety is becoming increasingly important to New Zealand's agricultural export sector.

Cottage rebuilt from ground up

Cottage rebuilt from ground up

A slice of Canterbury heritage has been restored with the reopening of Hororata's Cotons' Cottage last month.

NZ move good for UK bird breeder

NZ move good for UK bird breeder

Moving to New Zealand has given a British cage bird enthusiast a new lease of life.

Mild autumn and rain are good news for sheep farmers

North Canterbury sheep farmers are enjoying a positive season.

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