Farming News

Argentinean boss impressed by NZ beef

Argentinean boss impressed by NZ beef

The president of the Angus Association of Argentina, Alejandro Salemme, says he is in awe of what New Zealand farmers are able to achieve on a grass-based system.

Boyle wins fourth title in row

West Australian shearer Damien Boyle was delighted to win the New Zealand Merino shearing open title for the fourth consecutive time in Alexandra on October 5 at the New Zealand Merino Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.

Young farmers steadfast

Young farmers steadfast

Reuben Carter has qualified for his seventh Young Farmers Contest regional final.

Company's strategy set out for shareholders

Company's strategy set out for shareholders

''Exciting opportunities'' have been outlined to Wools of New Zealand shareholders at a roadshow criss-crossing the country.

Dairy farmers advised put money in bank for a rainy day

Dairy farmers are being advised to stick to budget, despite Fonterra's forecast of an $8.30 milk price.

Call to encourage young into farming

Call to encourage young into farming

Canadian Angus Association president Kevin Blair says young people need to be encouraged to see agriculture as a ''noble career''.

Psa-V found in two more Gisborne orchards

Two more orchards in the Gisborne district have tested positive for the kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa-V and more are expected, but growers still see a good future.

SFF chairman-elect

SFF chairman-elect

South Otago farmer Rob Hewett has been named chairman-elect of Silver Fern Farms.

NZM's innovation an award winner

NZM's innovation an award winner

Talk to New Zealand Merino Co chief executive John Brakenridge and there's one word that keeps cropping up in conversation - innovation.

Learning from NZ farmers

Learning from NZ farmers

Uruguayan farmers Francisco Arrosa and Jimena Popelka are looking forward to learning first-hand what their New Zealand counterparts do in a country they describe as a ''mecca of farming''.

Dog club, district documented

Dog club, district documented

A new book marking 100 years of the Waimate Sheep Dog Trial Club is ''more than just a story about a club''.

Help with operator training wanted

Funding to develop off-season training for potential agricultural contracting employees in Southland is being sought, Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ)'s zone four councillor David Kean, of Centre Bush, says.

Sheer joy for fourth crown

Sheer joy for fourth crown

West Australian shearer Damien Boyle was delighted to win the New Zealand Merino shearing open title for the fourth consecutive time in Alexandra on Saturday night at the New Zealand Merino Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.

High hope for dung beetles

High hope for dung beetles

Farmers are being encouraged to welcome guests who have an biological imperative to consume animal faeces on to their properties.

Report focuses on water quality issues

Report focuses on water quality issues

At Environment Southland's final meeting of this three-year period, councillors last week adopted Environment Southland's Annual Report for 2012-13.

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