Farming News

Show seeks to draw tractor enthusiasts

Show seeks to draw tractor enthusiasts

The Edendale Vintage Machinery Club will celebrate 110 years since the tractor's arrival in New Zealand during next year's annual Crank Up weekend at Edendale.

What runs off properties matters: ORC chairman

What runs off properties matters: ORC chairman

Lovells Flat farmer Stephen Woodhead has been appointed to a second term as chairman of the Otago Regional Council.

Farmers warned property prices and debt a danger

Farmers warned property prices and debt a danger

Farmers need to approach news of another lift in rural property prices with caution, Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills says.

Professor shares stonefruit insights

Professor shares stonefruit insights

A leading Italian ecophysiologist raised some eyebrows while presenting his research and knowledge of the summerfruit industry at Plant and Food Research near Clyde last week.

Southland to trial carbon bio-reactor

Southland to trial carbon bio-reactor

Environment Southland will build a carbon denitrification bio-reactor to extract nitrates from run-off water next summer.

$9m farm sale may be record

A Mid Canterbury farm has sold for what is believed to be a record price for a non-dairy property, bringing in $9 million for the retiring owners.

Farmers feeling increasingly confident

Farmers feeling increasingly confident

Confidence among New Zealand farmers is at its highest level in five years, buoyed by strong dairy prices and an improving outlook in the red meat sector, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank rural confidence survey.

Information shared at merino field day

Information shared at merino field day

Barbara Annan admits she knew very little about farming when she found herself widowed with three young children and a station to run.

Cautious approach for Fonterra urged

Cautious approach for Fonterra urged

With the first anniversary of Trading Among Farmers (TAF) approaching, Craigs Investment Partners broker Greg Easton believes investors are well served taking a cautious approach to Fonterra.

Gold medals reward stock skills

Gold medals reward stock skills

Young Glenavy sheep farmer Ross McCulloch has proved he has an eye for stock.

Cow welfare views sought

Cow welfare views sought

People are urged to have their say about the long-term housing of dairy cattle so minimum standards can be set to reflect best practice and New Zealand's animal welfare expectations.

Precision technology displayed, explained at award-winner farm

Precision technology displayed, explained at award-winner farm

About 200 people gathered recently to see what made Craige and Roz Mackenzie's Methven farm a national winner.

Some 'burnt' when tackling animal neglect

Farmers say employment law can be cumbersome when it comes to dealing with staff who breach animal welfare standards, and are calling for simpler rules.

Stalwart's last stand gets support of mates

Stalwart's last stand gets support of mates

When his mates got wind John Hough was making his ''last stand'', they thought they would go along for the ride.

No dividend, but Alliance's system sorted

Shareholders who packed out the Alliance Group Ltd roadshow meeting in Oamaru last week were told they are not getting a dividend.

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