West Otago farmers have voted to run a Farming for Profit
programme to replace the older monitor farm programmes.
Global food and beverage manufacturer Nestlé sent a group of
representatives to inspect 50 randomly selected South Island
dairy farms - including some in Otago and Southland - last
Heating is undesirable in hay bales, not only because there
is a danger of fire from spontaneous combustion but also
because heating impairs or severely reduces the nutrient
value of hay.
Steve and Tracy Henderson, of Winton, barely had time to take
a breather after winning the region's top dairy award before
they were in the middle of their wedding arrangements.
Blokes of all ages and backgrounds are needed for a new
project on wellbeing.
AgResearch scientists are developing a new parentage and
breed assignment test for deer using SNP technology.
Collaboration and partnerships.
Barry Shepherd remembers the days when he used to shoot
rabbits on a property which is now Doug McIntyre's dairy
Kees Zeestraten has spent close to $3 million trying to get
water to irrigate Ohau Downs.
''You wouldn't get a better landscape. Green is as much a
part of it as the tawny brown landscape in the background.
What are they worrying about? It fits in.''
An Amberley couple are not giving up, despite losing most
their organic vegetable crop in the recent tornado.
Fine weather and plenty of special attractions drew the
crowds to the annual Mayfield Show earlier this month.
You can always rely on the barman for a good yarn.
Malvern A&P Show president Paul Wright is continuing a
family tradition which dates back 101 years.
Two British traction engines are set to help Leeston
celebrate its 150th birthday from March 28 to March 30.
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