Farming News

Final days to have say on sticky issue

Final days to have say on sticky issue

There are only 10 days left for the manuka honey industry to have its say on what guidelines should be used to define its product.

Chertsey scheme granted consents

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Ltd (BCI) is looking forward to expanding during the coming year, following the granting of consents for land use and nutrient discharge.

Still a strong need for support services

Still a strong need for support services

Earthquake support is still needed in Canterbury, says Rural Women.

Dairy farmers urged to look out for Theileria signs

Dairy farmers urged to look out for Theileria signs

Dairy farmers are being urged to look for signs of Theileria infection and anaemia in their cows.

Information on rooks sought

Information on rooks sought

Otago people are being asked to keep an eye out for rooks.

Contamination fears after black grass seeds spilt

Land in Mid Canterbury between Tinwald and Methven could be monitored for two or three years following the spilling of contaminated grass seed.

Winner a tasty indicator

Winner a tasty indicator

Last year's winner says the Canterbury A&P Show's mint lamb competition is a good indicator for the sheep industry.

Need to enshrine horse heritage

Need to enshrine horse heritage

Department of Conservation policies need to ensure that high country horse heritage is remembered, fostered and supported, horse-trekking enthusiasts say.

No evidence tail docking detrimental

Preliminary findings of research into tail docking by Alliance Group have found that leaving a lamb's tail longer or intact has no long-term beneficial or detrimental effect on its growth rate.

Fonterra has big plans for China

Fonterra has big plans for China

Fonterra Co-operative Group has played down the implications of the whey contamination scare as it pushes ahead with a plan to double its milk production in China.

Forum takes long, hard look at issues facing older people in Tapanui

Forum takes  long, hard look at issues facing older people in Tapanui

Southern Rural Life takes at look at issues facing the older generation living in the rural community - social isolation, safety, costs of living, transport, and health issues. We organised a forum of five retired women to hear their views, and in future issues will be talking to Age Concern, social and welfare operatives, doctors and university researchers.

Lessons to be learned from botulism scare

There are public relations lessons to be learned from the botulism scare for Fonterra and the wider agricultural industry, Federated Farmers vice-president William Rolleston says.

New insecticides may spare the bees

New insecticides may spare the bees

The beekeeping industry is buzzing with the news of research into developing genuinely bee-friendly insecticides.

DairyNZ appoints associate directors

DairyNZ appoints associate directors

A Southland dairy farm owner and business coach has been appointed one of two associate directors to the DairyNZ board.

Wine born of 'special piece of dirt'

Wine born of 'special piece of dirt'

Central Otago winery Akarua won the champion wine of show award at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards in Blenheim last month. Reporter Timothy Brown met winemaker Matt Connell and vineyard manager Mark Naismith to see what is special about Akarua's wine.

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