Farming News

Finding a way forward

Finding a way forward

The possible reintroduction of an industry levy and ''the way forward'' to profitability and sustainability for the goat industry will be the focus of the inaugural New Zealand Goats (NZGoats) conference in Queenstown next month.

New course in deer management

A course in how to manage and handle deer could be rolled out in South Canterbury in the spring.

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

Barn system 'definitely not for the faint-hearted'

While the conversion of a dryland sheep farm into a dairy farm where cows are housed in barns has been an amazing journey, owner Willy Leferink readily admits the change is not a silver bullet for the industry.

NZ move good for UK bird breeder

NZ move good for UK bird breeder

Moving to New Zealand has given a British cage bird enthusiast a new lease of life.

$10m upgrade to met animal feed demand

$10m upgrade to met animal feed demand

In a bid to meet the demand for supplementary animal feed at peak times, Seales Winslow is to spend $10 million upgrading its manufacturing facilities, including those at Winslow, near Ashburton.

Country-style conference for deer industry

Organisers plan a down-to-earth approach for this year's deer industry conference in Methven.

School's farm proving a drawcard

School's farm proving a drawcard

Waitaki Boys' High School's farm has been transformed in the past two years. It has gone from eyesore to asset, once again helping to attract boarders to the historic institution.

NOIC repays $286,000 to council

The North Otago Irrigation Company is continuing to reach milestones.

Lamb prices push up export values, despite drop in numbers

Lower lamb numbers during the first half of the meat export season have been offset by an increase in average value, which has seen the total value of exports rise by 11%.

TeenAg regional success

TeenAg regional success

St Kevin's College pupils Holly Malcolm and Ella Sanderson emerged the victors in the Aorangi regional final of the TeenAg contest held in Fairlie last week.

Elite calf in the fast lane

Elite calf in the fast lane

When it came to naming a Jersey bull calf born the same year as the Olympic Games were on, there was one obvious choice for Peter Allison.

Faster scanner at Invermay

Faster scanner at Invermay

A new CT scanner at Invermay will provide South Island sheep and deer farmers with faster and more accurate carcass measurements.

Onwards and upwards for millers

Onwards and upwards for millers

When Griffins Foods signed a contract to source flour from South Canterbury-based Farmers Mill, it was a leap of faith in a group of arable farmers.

Ewe Hogget winners rapt with award

Northen Southland farm owners Bevan and Wendy Hopcroft were ''rapt'' to receive the Overall Award at the West Otago Southland Ewe Hogget Competition.

Station genetics manager sad to leave, happy with progress

Station genetics manager sad to leave, happy with progress

After seven years, Mt Linton Station genetics manager Hamish Bielski is walking off the farm feeling he has achieved his goal of breeding low-input, high-output sheep.

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