Farming News

Dirty dairying draws fine

Dirty dairying draws fine

A West Coast farming company has been fined $66,000 on seven charges relating to dirty dairying.

Treatment for mastitis could boost dairy profit

Treatment for mastitis could boost dairy profit

A mastitis product, developed through the nationally collaborative Mastitis Research Centre, involving researchers at the University of Otago, could result in significant savings to New Zealand's dairy industry.

Organic Texel wool on display at A&P show

Organic Texel wool on display at A&P show

Southland sheep and beef farmers Grant and Alison Kingsbury have no regrets about switching to organic farming.

Two awards in-a-row for Milligans

Two awards in-a-row for Milligans

Oamaru-based Milligans Feeds has won a rural supply award for nutrition for the second consecutive year at the annual Farmlands awards evening.

Making cash flow critical to success

A workshop in Waihola tomorrow aims to give dairying women a better understanding of their financial position.

Workshops foster irrigation skills

IrrigationNZ is aiming to improve the skills of people at the forefront of the irrigation industry with a series of irrigation manager workshops in Central and North Otago this month.

Mars rover inspires pasture-based robot

Mars rover inspires pasture-based robot

The home-grown farm paddock version of Nasa's Mars rover - the Agri-Rover - is being developed for use on the farm.

Farmers warned property prices and debt a danger

Farmers warned property prices and debt a danger

Farmers need to approach news of another lift in rural property prices with caution, Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills says.

Past 20 years an 'amazing journey'

Past 20 years an 'amazing journey'

Millers Flat farmers and stud breeders Trevor and Karen Peters have made the finals of the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year for 2013.

Third nomination for Otama family

Third nomination for Otama family

Otama farmers Neil and Philippa Gardyne are finalists in this year's Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year competition.

Steve digesting knowledge from trip

Steve digesting knowledge from trip

Athol farmer Steve Wilkins has come back from his latest trip overseas with more inspiration, more knowledge of innovation and a wealth of information to digest.

Drone with cameras huge bonus for farm

Drone with cameras huge bonus for farm

Drones will be the next big innovation in farm work, Mark Gardyne says.

Professor shares stonefruit insights

Professor shares stonefruit insights

A leading Italian ecophysiologist raised some eyebrows while presenting his research and knowledge of the summerfruit industry at Plant and Food Research near Clyde last week.

Chance to shine as herdsperson

Chance to shine as herdsperson

Entires are now open for the annual Southern Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year.

Fonterra voting opens

Voting is now open for the 2013 Fonterra board of directors' elections. This year there are five candidates standing for the board of directors.

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