Farming News

Young Farmer Contest defending champion's heart in right place

Young Farmer Contest defending champion's heart in right place

Young Farmer Contest Tasman region defending champion Reuben Carter is working in Hamilton, but he insists the move is temporary.

Farmers need to address the effect of stress

Farmers need to address the effect of stress

Reducing farmer stress remains a high priority for Federated Farmers.

Bog Roy story one of challenges down through generations

Bog Roy story one of challenges down through generations

It is fair to say farming Bog Roy station has put each generation of Anderson family to the test.

'Average' summer for beekeepers

'Average' summer for beekeepers

The changeable summer is frustrating not only arable farmers trying to bring in the harvest, but also the country's bees, and ultimately the beekeepers.

Community road shows to start later in March

Canterbury is set to celebrate the role of farming families.

Buyers demand quality

Buyers demand quality

Despite a large number of entries in this year's sale, breeders of coloured sheep were disappointed with how many were passed in.

Guinness World Records bid fundraiser for medical centre upgrade

Guinness World Records bid fundraiser for medical centre upgrade

The Lindsay family are going to do their level best to fleece you and it's all for a good cause.

Celebrating the Kiwi way

Celebrating the Kiwi way

The United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Family Farming.

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.

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