Farming News

Proving deer viable satisfying outcome

Canterbury farmer Sam Zino is well on the way to showing that deer farming is a viable alternative.

Cropping yield uncertain till harvests all in

North Otago's cropping farmers are ''waiting with great expectations'', Foundation for Arable Research representative Peter Mitchell says.

Mutton export value jumps

Mutton export value jumps

Mutton exports from New Zealand rose significantly in the first quarter of this season.

Ute prize follows probiotic purchase

Ute prize follows probiotic purchase

Evan Chisnall had just bought a new 4WD when he got a call to say he had won a double-cab ute in a national competition.

Healthy blackcurrant harvest early

Healthy blackcurrant harvest early

It has been an early harvest for Mid Canterbury blackcurrant growers because of favourable weather conditions.

Government, primary industries agree on biosecurity deed

The Government has approved an agreement with primary industries which will see it collaborate and share the costs of preparing plans to prevent or fight any biosecurity incursion.

Review aims to cut forestry accidents

Forestry sector organisations have joined forces to back an independent review of safety in the industry.

Inheriting the farm no cheap transaction

An astonishing number of people think that sheep farmers are handed their properties on a plate, writes Ann Pomeroy.

Inventor off to Cologne trade fair

Inventor off to Cologne trade fair

The Lake Hawea man who developed the what he branded the ''Slammertool'' is taking it to what he calls the hand tool equivalent of the Olympics.

NZ, Welsh shearers to compete

NZ, Welsh shearers to compete

There will be an international flavour at this week's Otago shearing and New Zealand wool-handling championships in Balclutha.

Warning on parvovirus

Dog owners are being reminded to be vigilant about vaccinations after The Veterinary Centre treated six confirmed cases of parvovirus last month.

Keepers stung by weather

Keepers stung by weather

It is not just holidaymakers that have been complaining about the summer weather - bees are also not happy campers.

US distributors rate NZ brand highly

US distributors rate NZ brand highly

Silver Fern Farms' (SFF) United States distribution partner Marx Foods chief executive Justin Marx, of Seattle, Washington, on the United States West Coast, will speak at a premier selection beef day for suppliers at the Finegand meat works near Balclutha tomorrow.

Nebraska students round out education

Nebraska students round out education

Despite enjoying visiting different farming systems in New Zealand for the past month, 41 students from the University of Nebraska have yet to develop a taste for Vegemite, tour leader and animal science professor Steven Jones says.

Pine seedlings destroyed as ETS price plummets

Pine seedlings destroyed as ETS price plummets

Hundreds of thousands of pine tree seedlings have been destroyed as the carbon emissions trading scheme unit price collapses.

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