Farming News

Highlighting the many positives of NZ fibre

The international appeal of New Zealand sheep farming should not be underestimated, Steven Parsons says.

Overseas technicians arrive to fix irrigators

Extra labour has arrived from overseas to help with repairs to almost 800 irrigators damaged by last month's wind storms in Canterbury.

A&P show Ashworths's pet project

A&P show Ashworths's pet project

Showtime is a family affair for the Ashworths of Ohoka, near Rangiora.

History of club entwined with district

History of club entwined with district

The Waimate Sheep Dog Trial Club is the proud owner of its own glossy centennial history.

Spraying to destroy black grass begins

Spraying of roadsides on State Highway 77 between Ashburton and Methven is due to start this month in a move to prevent the plant pest black grass becoming established in New Zealand.

Chance for say on genetics

Chance for say on genetics

Sheep and beef farmers will have their say next month on what their investment in genetic science should be for the next five years - setting the industry's national breeding objectives for potentially the next 20 years.

Ponds scheme still opposed

Waimakariri Irrigation (WIL) has lodged a resource consent application to build water storage ponds on land it owns on Wrights Rd, near Oxford, but opponents have vowed to keep fighting the scheme because they fear a dam could break.

Second title for Ferguson

Hawkes Bay shearer Cam Ferguson won his second Spring Shears title in Waimate on Saturday. Ferguson had the fastest time of 16min 51sec in the six-man final, shearing 16 full-woolled ewes.

Argentinean boss impressed by NZ beef

Argentinean boss impressed by NZ beef

The president of the Angus Association of Argentina, Alejandro Salemme, says he is in awe of what New Zealand farmers are able to achieve on a grass-based system.

Lincoln dairy overcomes challenges

Lincoln dairy overcomes challenges

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm is in good shape, despite early season challenges.

Psa-V found in two more Gisborne orchards

Two more orchards in the Gisborne district have tested positive for the kiwifruit vine-killing disease Psa-V and more are expected, but growers still see a good future.

SFF chairman-elect

SFF chairman-elect

South Otago farmer Rob Hewett has been named chairman-elect of Silver Fern Farms.

NZM's innovation an award winner

NZM's innovation an award winner

Talk to New Zealand Merino Co chief executive John Brakenridge and there's one word that keeps cropping up in conversation - innovation.

Learning from NZ farmers

Learning from NZ farmers

Uruguayan farmers Francisco Arrosa and Jimena Popelka are looking forward to learning first-hand what their New Zealand counterparts do in a country they describe as a ''mecca of farming''.

Dog club, district documented

Dog club, district documented

A new book marking 100 years of the Waimate Sheep Dog Trial Club is ''more than just a story about a club''.

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