Farming News

Plan fails to get enough support

Ambitious plans to pipe the country's largest co-operative irrigation scheme are heading back to the drawing board after the $135 million project failed to gain enough shareholder support.

Southern farmers do region proud in dairy awards

Southern farmers do region proud in dairy awards

Equity farmers Kevin and Sara O'Neill did Culverden proud during the 2014 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards when they placed second in the country's premier dairy competition, the Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year awards, last Friday night.

'We can do an even better job'

'We can do an even better job'

Mark and Devon Slee entered the Ballance Farm Environment Awards to promote the industry and the good things happening in it.

Attracting migrants vital: Ashburton mayor

Attracting migrants is vital to the economic development of the Ashburton district, Mayor Angus Mckay says.

Company fined for breaching Biosecurity Act

Spilling grass seed contaminated with the plant pest black grass has cost a seed company $57,000 in fines and up to $300,000 for a monitoring programme.

Link between plantings, exports

Link between plantings, exports

Farmers are planting shelter belts to assure lucrative export markets that they take animal welfare seriously.

ATV safety technology on show

ATV safety technology on show

North Otago farmers took advantage of their first chance to see new ATV safety technology in action.

Call out for entrants in wheat-growing competition

The call is out for entries in a wheat-growing competition.

Young Farmers show their talents

Some of the country's best young farmers will go head to head at the 2014 ANZ Young Farmer Contest grand final events at Lincoln and Christchurch.

Every dog can have its day at champs

Preparations are well in hand for what promises to be an entertaining display of skills as the country's top triallists and their dogs try their best to outwit their ovine opponents.

Central Plains Water loans now repaid

Central Plains Water Ltd has repaid its loans from the Selwyn District Council.

Thomson called on for blade shearing

The New Zealand contingent to the Golden Shears World Championships in Ireland will be going all out to defend its reputation as the most successful nation in the history of the event.

Gutsy effort at club trials leaves audience emotional

Gutsy effort at club trials leaves audience emotional

Hamish and Anne Steele have enjoyed many highlights in their years of service to the Levels Collie Club, but they say none would be as poignant or memorable for all involved as the campaign by long-serving club member and friend Syd Simpson at this year's club trials.

Southdown quality in evidence on stud tour

About 60 Southdown enthusiasts descended on three North Canterbury stud farms last week to check out the quality of the stock.

Work on irrigation scheme under way

Work on irrigation scheme under way

Work is finally under way on the construction of the $375 million Central Plains irrigation scheme, near Hororata.

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