Farming News

Farmer sells in disgust at $50k rates

Bill Burrill. Photo by NZ Herald

'Horrific" Auckland Council rates of nearly $50,000 a year on land still being grazed by livestock prompted the $37.9 million sale of one of the city's largest land lots.

Funding boost, permanent doctor ease health woes

Funding boost, permanent  doctor ease health woes

The July arrival of the West Otago Health's (WOH) new doctor, Dr Fons Captijn, at the medical practice in Tapanui and news of extra Government funding for rural general practices from next year has pleased practice general manager Michele Stainburn.

Applications open for scholarships

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is inviting young New Zealanders interested in agriculture to apply for its annual undergraduate scholarship round.

Opinions vary but can you swim in it?

The Government's proposed amendments to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management have received the backing of the agricultural industry.

Working dog project given artful launch

Working dog project given artful launch

A sheetmetal dog, sheep and farmer by artist Hannah Kidd, of Methven, helped launch a project to research working dog health on New Zealand farms last week.

Feed grain stability likely in good season

Despite decreasing stocks of unsold feed grains and high payouts forecast for the dairy sector, feed grain prices should remain relatively stable, Foundation for Arable Research chief executive Nick Pyke says.

Research targets women

Dairy Womens' Network (DWN) has launched Project Pathfinder, a programme designed to encourage more women in the dairy industry to take on leadership roles at community and governance levels.

Hopes scare a 'turning point'

Hopes scare a 'turning point'

Federated Farmers chief executive Conor English hopes Fonterra's recent whey contamination scare is a ''turning point'' for New Zealand.

Alpacas produce fabulous fibre

Alpacas produce fabulous fibre

Brenda McLean reckons there is only one slight problem with alpacas - they are addictive.

Researchers get in behind working dogs

Researchers get in behind working dogs

Dogs might be man's best friend but on many New Zealand farms they are also often their best employees.

Young Farmer district final

Young Farmers will have a rare old time on Saturday.

Sheep focus of Beef and Lamb NZ events

Sheep will be the focus of two farmer events in Cheviot next week.

Charollais interest spurred

Charollais interest spurred

A breed of sheep little-known in New Zealand will be on display at a South Canterbury stud next week.

Gold medal for excellence in agriculture

Gold medal for excellence in agriculture

Cheviot farmer Ian Stevenson was honoured with a gold medal at the Amberley A&P Show recently.

Infrastructure must have backing: speakers

New irrigation infrastructure development must not only be economically and environmentally viable it must also have community backing to achieve success.

Canterbury's traditional two-day sale condensed to single day

The decision to move its annual ram and ewe sale from two days in January to a single sale day this month has paid off for the Canterbury A&P Association.

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