Farming News

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.

Hey presto! Danseys instant bridge

Hey presto! Danseys instant bridge

Danseys Pass lavender grower Jo Todd thought a few others might be interested in how a Bailey bridge is built - so she took some photos.

Compliance officers check northern region

The newly-formed Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) undertook a comprehensive exercise in the North Island last month.

Sheep dog training skills to be shared

Prominent sheep dog triallist Lloyd Smith will share his skills at a training day this month.

Speed limit signs on school buses in trial

Speed limit signs on school buses in trial

Mid Canterbury motorists will have no excuse for speeding past school buses stopped to pick up or set down pupils.

Government action wanted on protecting precious land

The Environment Commissioner wants the Government to make clear the status of land considered ''precious'' by New Zealanders but which has only a low level of protection from development.

Help your migrants work

Help your migrants work

Employment issues in agricultural are the same the world over according to Prof Gregorio Billikopf, an international farm adviser specialising in labour management.

Lincoln farm makes good start to season

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm has made a good start to the new season, with the mild spring producing a better-than-expected pasture cover, and ensuring there is plenty of feed as milking gets into full swing.

Fonterra nominations open

Nominations have opened for Fonterra's elections. Elections are being held for three shareholder-elected directors, two members of the directors' remuneration committee, one trustee of the Fonterra Farmer Custodian Trust, and 14 members of the shareholders' council.

Yachting eatery succeeds

Yachting eatery succeeds

Silver Fern Farms is already reaping the benefits of its involvement with the Waiheke Island Yacht Club in San Francisco.

Brandenburg still turns up

Cases of sheep-aborting disease Salmonella Brandenburg in the South this year appear to be ''nothing out of the ordinary'', South Otago vet John Smart says.

Farmers urged to back Invermay deer work

Farmers urged to back Invermay deer work

Deer farmers throughout New Zealand are being urged to support the retention of Invermay's deer research programme.

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