Farming News

Making cash flow critical to success

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dairy women invited

Women working in the dairy industry are being urged to get their nominations in for the 2014 Dairy Woman of the Year award, which closes on November 15.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Golder leading irrigation study

Everything is flowing ahead for the Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group.

Show seeks to draw tractor enthusiasts

Show seeks to draw tractor enthusiasts

The Edendale Vintage Machinery Club will celebrate 110 years since the tractor's arrival in New Zealand during next year's annual Crank Up weekend at Edendale.

What runs off properties matters: ORC chairman

What runs off properties matters: ORC chairman

Lovells Flat farmer Stephen Woodhead has been appointed to a second term as chairman of the Otago Regional Council.

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