Farming News

Good for farmers to tweet

Good for farmers to tweet

Farmers will have another platform to communicate and connect when the new AgChatNZ Foundation launches its weekly Twitter discussion forums on March 12.

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

High standard of inventions and two awards - situation normal for Limehills School pupils.

The school's pupils often enter the Southern Rural Life inventions competition at the Southern Field Days, and entries fit well with the school's curriculum, their principal says.

China delegation visits the South

A quarter of a billion dollars worth of Chinese customers were hosted by Silver Ferns Farms this week, with an emphasis on food safety practices.

Happy days: event hailed a success

Despite poor weather and 38mm of rain on the Thursday of the event, the 2014 Southern Field Days were a ''huge, huge success'', a field days spokesperson says.

Australian interest in on-farm drone

Australian interest in on-farm drone

Drone pilot Mark Gardyne (13), of Otama, is to be a keynote speaker at the University of Southern Queensland's Digital Rural Futures Conference in Toowoomba, Australia, in June.

LIC investing $30m to grow

Recently released Livestock Improvement Corporation half-year results are reflective of positive growth and investment back into the company, chief executive officer Wayne McNee says.

'Working smarter' is aim

'Working smarter' is aim

Daryn Murray's ''wheelie smart'' ideas have come up trumps.

Children's merino range a hit

Children's merino range a hit

Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam's range of merino clothing for children and babies is proving a hit with New Zealand retailers.

SFF courts Chinese clients

SFF courts Chinese clients

A Chinese delegation has been hosted by Silver Fern Farms in the largest-scale tour the company has run for customers.

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Ron Bywaters loves Chamberlain tractors.

68 years of ewe fairs recalled

With his hand firmly on his mustering stick, J. J. O'Carroll patiently waited for the start of his 68th consecutive Hawarden Ewe Fair last month.

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Wetlands day comes more than once a year for Duntroon Community Wetlands volunteers.

The Wetlands group, which comes under the umbrella of the Duntroon and District Development Association, has a diverse membership drawn from all corners of the North Otago township and its rural hinterland.

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Accolades for Hough in final season

Accolades for Hough in final season

The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.

Humble potato one to watch

Humble potato one to watch

The news is all good for potatoes.

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