Sheep and deer breeders across the Otago region will be hit
hard by the closing of the AgResearch Invermay facility,
opponents of the plan say.
More beef calves on the ground, growing more quickly, could
''shift the whole supply curve'' and that ''would not be a
bad thing'', a meat industry spokesman says.
Beef cattle farmers should not put their faith only in what
they see if they want to get the best returns, Bill Austin,
of Austin Ultrasound, says.
Mid Canterbury is being labelled the dairy capital of New
Zealand following the recent sale of a property for almost
Nutrient management and irrigation options are the focus of
the Federated Farmers North Canterbury annual field day and
conference next month.
A successful Rakaia Gorge high country station is opening its
farm gate next week.
When Ronda Ridsdale signed up for Shave for a Cure, she
decided to get as much exposure as she could.
Four finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance
Farm Environment Awards.
When Cody Pickles goes to the dog trials, he takes his Gin
Beekeepers are being warned to check the genetic diversity of
their stock following the first stage of a nationwide survey
that shows significant in-breeding.
Last week was a big week for Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale,
A Southland family has won the best of breed open category at
the 2014 Golden Lamb Awards.
Josh Lavender, of Winton, did not get home from the New
Zealand Dairy Awards Southland-Otago regional awards in Gore
until 2am on Sunday, and then had to be up at 4.30am to do
The education year is in full swing as Telford, a division of
Lincoln University, offers a diploma in agriculture for the
It may be a close-run thing for Dean Rabbidge, of Glenham,
when he represents Otago-Southland in the 2014 ANZ Young
Farmer Contest in the Grand Final in Lincoln in July.
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