Farming News

Lessons to be learned from botulism scare

There are public relations lessons to be learned from the botulism scare for Fonterra and the wider agricultural industry, Federated Farmers vice-president William Rolleston says.

Forum takes long, hard look at issues facing older people in Tapanui

Forum takes  long, hard look at issues facing older people in Tapanui

Southern Rural Life takes at look at issues facing the older generation living in the rural community - social isolation, safety, costs of living, transport, and health issues. We organised a forum of five retired women to hear their views, and in future issues will be talking to Age Concern, social and welfare operatives, doctors and university researchers.

Earl behind clean streets of Ettrick

Earl behind clean streets of Ettrick

Earl Johnston has shown that Ettrick's community spirit is alive and well by voluntarily spending two weeks clearing weeds and grass from the village's overgrown footpaths.

Clinton's fundraising praised

Residents in the wider Clinton area, which has a population of about 1100, have raised more than $70,000 for charity.

Consulting aquaculture farmers

Consulting aquaculture farmers

Land-based aquaculture farmers now can have their say in a review of the industry.

Sheep farmers' support essential for Invermay

Sheep farmers' support essential for Invermay

Southern sheep farmers are being urged to get vocal in efforts to have AgResearch drop its proposal to gut Invermay of more than 70% of its staff, and move elsewhere.

Primary role push for deer markets

Primary role push for deer markets

Dan Coup's heart lies in New Zealand's primary sector.

Young Farmers new CEO experienced

Terry Copeland has been appointed chief executive of New Zealand Young Farmers.

'Terrific' response from deer farmers over Invermay

Former Invermay director Jock Allison says there has been a ''terrific'' response from deer farmers after a call for them to support the retention of Invermay's deer research programme.

Lamb numbers down 2 million

Widespread drought last season will mean an estimated two million fewer lambs this spring.

NZ Merino Co in finalists cut

The New Zealand Merino Company and its chief executive John Brakenridge have been named as finalists in the 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards.

Weed incursion in Canterbury feared

Officials are scrambling to ensure an alien weed accidentally spilled from a truck in mid-Canterbury does not become established in New Zealand.

Market stall holders take Taste awards

Market stall holders take Taste awards

Five Canterbury stallholders received recognition in the Taste Farmers Market New Zealand Awards recently.

Race almost ready to reopen

Race almost ready to reopen

Work being carried out on the country's largest irrigation scheme is aimed at making it more efficient.

Calves get pampering as show techniques taught

Calves get pampering as show techniques taught

Rosie is going to have to be a bit more focused if she wants to be this year's top model.

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