Farming News

Farmer sells in disgust at $50k rates

Bill Burrill. Photo by NZ Herald

'Horrific" Auckland Council rates of nearly $50,000 a year on land still being grazed by livestock prompted the $37.9 million sale of one of the city's largest land lots.

Transtasman rivalry continues

The Wayleggo cup has gone west, along with the New Zealand dog trial team's hopes of snatching it back in the latest transtasman test series.

Northerners notice technology benefits

Northerners notice technology benefits

Canterbury farms leading the way in the use of technology to raise production were on show to farmers from Taranaki, Waikato and Manawatu recently.

Young people get their chance to shine

Young people get their chance to shine

Young people will be receiving plenty of encouragement to become involved in agriculture when the Courtenay A&P Show is held on November 23 at Kirwee.

Gold medal for excellence in agriculture

Gold medal for excellence in agriculture

Cheviot farmer Ian Stevenson was honoured with a gold medal at the Amberley A&P Show recently.

1105kg steer wins heaviest beast prize

An 1105kg beast bred by Dunsandel farmer John McDrury took first prize as the heaviest steer in the annual prime cattle competition, held in conjunction with North Canterbury Stock and Station Agents Association weekly sale at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Tuesday November 5.

Meetings over, vote to come on genetic services

The round of meetings held to discuss Beef and Lamb New Zealand's proposal to combine its genetics services into one entity have finished but a date has yet to be set for the levy-payer vote.

Young Farmer district final

Young Farmers will have a rare old time on Saturday.

Sheep focus of Beef and Lamb NZ events

Sheep will be the focus of two farmer events in Cheviot next week.

Central Plains Water Ltd 60,000ha irrigation project approved

A giant central South Island irrigation scheme has the go-ahead.

Discussion to define water standards

Discussion to define water standards

Discussions will continue until February on the Government's proposed amendments to the 2011 National Policy Statement for Freshwater.

Nuffield scholar in a buzz about bees

Nuffield scholar in a buzz about bees

This year's only Canterbury-based Nuffield scholar plans to use his prize to find sustainable ways to support and advance the long-term economic contribution made by New Zealand's bees.

Community key to show's success

Leading the grand parade around the ring and then walking the grounds with Netherby School children picking up rubbish on the following Monday typified the community involvement in the Ashburton A&P Show for president, David Bennett.

Dirty dairying draws fine

Dirty dairying draws fine

A West Coast farming company has been fined $66,000 on seven charges relating to dirty dairying.

Treatment for mastitis could boost dairy profit

Treatment for mastitis could boost dairy profit

A mastitis product, developed through the nationally collaborative Mastitis Research Centre, involving researchers at the University of Otago, could result in significant savings to New Zealand's dairy industry.

Making cash flow critical to success

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

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