Farming News

Day a chance to give it a go

Day a chance to give it a go

Sarah O'Connell says she did not choose agriculture as a career - it chose her.

Heritage theme for rare breed auction

Canterbury's rare breeds auction marks 25 years of helping to preserve heritage breeds.

Concern at lack of analysis of water plans

Farmers in the Hinds water catch› ment area were still suggesting changes to a plan to improve water quality and quantity in the area just hours before it was due to be adopted.

Beekeeper bodies join forces

Beekeeper bodies join forces

The two bodies representing the interests of the New Zealand bee industry have joined forces to manage biosecurity risks and be a single voice on issues they have in common.

Planning for field day

Planning is under way for one of the biggest one-day events on the cropping calendar.

Women keep family sawmill going

Women keep family sawmill going

Five generations of the Scott family have been working with wood, processing it for use by farmers, builders and DIY enthusiasts around Canterbury.

Biosecurity has cost component

Most primary industry organisations realise they need to sign up to the new Government-Industry Agreement (GIA) deed for biosecurity purposes, but many are concerned they still do not know the full ramifications, particularly the financial implications, of doing so.

Katey and Boots have the opposition over a barrel

Katey and Boots have the opposition over a barrel

Boots'n'all - they've done it.

Not feasible for flower growers

Flower growers will not be signing up to the new Government-industry partnerships set up to manage biosecurity risks.

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

''Inspirational'' is how Hampden woman Leona Trimble describes her recent experience.

Irrigation benefits quantified

Irrigation around Kurow and Duntroon in North Otago contributes $77 million of revenue a year to the economy. The same area would yield about $7 million without irrigation.

Subsidies offer for installing heat recovery

A heat recovery programme on New Zealand dairy farms has huge potential to save power.

Photos: Winchester Show

Photos: Winchester Show

The first day of autumn blessed the Winchester show with fine, mild weather.

Growers' views on lifting wages vary

Smaller producers have had mixed reactions to recent debate by politicians over minimum and living wage levels.

Farmers want clear rules on culling of bobby calves

Farmers are behind the proposed review of the methods used to cull bobby calves but want the definition of an emergency situation clearly spelt out.

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