For Balmoral Station owner Andrew Simpson knowledge is key to
making the best decisions for the future.
A desire to prevent the isolation of women living in rural
areas is just one of the driving forces for Rural Women New
Zealand's new vice-president.
Landowners in the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme command area
have some big decisions to make.
North Canterbury farmers say they are experiencing ''an
average season'', despite a challenging spring.
They're here. The anxiously-awaited Environment Canterbury
water quality rules have been decided.
Crowds are expected to flock to Little River on Saturday,
The Duvauchelle A&P Society is marking its centennial
next month, but it has been hosting shows for 145 years.
Research has shown weaning management can have a pivotal
effect on deer farming profitability, AgResearch Invermay
scientist Dr Geoff Asher says.
There were some who would say it was not profitable to winter
deer in the high country, but Ross Stevens, of Whiterock
Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) chairman Andy Macfarlane
remains enthusiastic about progress toward getting Government
Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) funding despite jumping the
gun announcing its approval.
A Canterbury high country family farming enterprise
contesting the Lincoln University Foundation South Island
Farmer of the Year has been praised for its vision and
Duvauchelle A&P Show president Mike Tapley is looking
forward to next month's centennial show, after three years in
Earthworms burrowing and feeding activity modifies the soil
environment and can positively influence the nutrient
absorption capacity of roots.
Warren Ayers believes Perendale New Zealand's progeny test
will lead to the betterment of the breed.
Mark Ferguson may be trying to help provide the perfect sheep
- but he also reckons he has the perfect job.
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