Farming News

Visitors increasingly vital for station

Manager Simon Inkersell.
Lake Ohau Station managers Simon and Liko Inkersell are very aware they live in a special environment.

Cherries beat dairying, grapes

Cherries beat dairying, grapes

The numbers have been crunched and dairying does not add up.

All roads lead to the land for Dicey clan

All roads lead to the land for Dicey clan

Members of the Dicey family tend to have good foresight.

The Aussie tractors are coming!

The Aussie tractors are coming!

Ten big orange tractors have been shipped across the Tasman to take part in a classic Aussie adventure around the South Island to raise money for children with cancer in New Zealand.

Country's working dogs in the lens

Country's working dogs in the lens

Man's best friend is in the spotlight, or, more correctly, the camera flash, in this case.

Central Otago campus course has high-country skills focus

Central Otago campus course has high-country skills focus

Otago Polytechnic's Central Otago campus is offering a new high-country farming course this year.

Staff vital part of dairy farm

Staff vital part of dairy farm

At Willowview Pastures in North Otago, staff are considered an integral part of the business.

Welsh shearers learn by competing in NZ

Welsh shearers learn by competing in NZ

Competing in New Zealand is a chance for Welsh shearers to learn from the best.

Vehicle-tracking program taking off

Vehicle-tracking program taking off

It was while driving a tractor in Australia that Andrew Humphries came up with the idea of a software system to track farm vehicles.

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.

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