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.

District final disappointment

Organisers of the Timaru district final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest are disappointed it had to be called off because of a lack of entries.

Top bird, TV appearance honours

Top bird, TV appearance honours

Doug Bain had plenty to crow about at the Canterbury A&P Show, held from November 13 to 15.

ATS strong retail performance spurs turnover rise for farmer co-op

A strong retail performance by Canterbury-based ATS and its subsidiaries has the Ashburton farmer co-operative reporting a solid increase in turnover for the 2012-13 year.

March of champions at 151st show

March of champions at 151st show

All done and dusted - Canterbury's A&P show is over for the 151st year.

Coster the fastest and best

Coster the fastest and best

Rakaia shearer Tony Coster has won this year's Canterbury A&P Show's New Zealand Corriedale championship shears, nudging out event favourite Napier shearer John Kirkpatrick.

Amberley School again enters winning team

Amberley School again enters winning team

The Amberley School team is once again the winner of the Canterbury A&P show junior interschools beef paraders competition.

The 'very popular' steward

The 'very popular' steward

Springston dairy cattle breeder Ivan Robertson is this year's Canterbury A&P show legend.

Canterbury cow numbers up 107%

Canterbury cow numbers up 107%

The number of cows in Canterbury has increased more than 100% in the past eight years.

70 attend field day to see benefits from irrigation

70 attend field day to see benefits from irrigation

A field day showing farmers what the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme could do for them attracted about 70 people last week.

Sydney prize great learning experience

Sydney prize great learning experience

Luke Gilbert (16) is ecstatic about his brother, Michael's, judging win.

Stock judging win second for family

Stock judging win second for family

Young jersey cattle breeder Michael Gilbert (19), of Glenalla Stud, has made sure the Gilbert family flag will fly once again at Sydney's Royal Easter Show.

Cattle-handling skill sign of things to come

Cattle-handling skill sign of things to come

Young cattle handler Thomas Hayward (10) has his sights set on becoming an Angus cattleman.

Canada trip to study water management

Canada trip to study water management

Oamaru irrigation administrator Elizabeth Soal has been made a 2014 Churchill Fellow.

Supreme champion Sara the suri llama

Supreme champion Sara the suri llama

Friendship and llamas are an important part of Robyn Robinson's life.

Ohio judge gives parading advice

Ohio judge gives parading advice

Junior beef paraders at this year's Canterbury A&P show were given advice from one of the best in the field.

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