Farming News

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Accolades for Hough in final season

Accolades for Hough in final season

The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.

Humble potato one to watch

Humble potato one to watch

The news is all good for potatoes.

Chance for young to explore rural option

Young people will get the chance to explore career opportunities in the rural sector next month.

Wool-harvesting trainees compete

New Zealand shearing and woolhandling is in good hands, organisers of an inaugural national contest for apprentice wool harvesters say.

Weedkiller resistance 'serious issue'

Industry response to last year's announcement glyphosate-resistant weeds had been identified in New Zealand for the first time has been positive and supportive, according to the leader of a project working on avoiding glyphosate resistance.

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

New Zealanders have a new favourite.

Herbert outdoes Henare

Herbert outdoes Henare

Te Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert (34) beat the odds to win the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title at the Otago Shears.

Sowing seed of excellence

New Zealand's world-beating seed-certification system is one of the reasons the country is producing most of the world's carrot and radish seeds.

Last Stand a fun farewell

Last Stand a fun farewell

They're called simply The Last Stand.

Standout season for rodeo rookie

Standout season for rodeo rookie

Omarama shepherd Katey Hill has had a stellar rodeo season with her young quarter-horse Boots and is leading the national Rookie of the Year title in barrel racing.

A dog's life focus for photographer

A dog's life focus for photographer

Andrew Fladeboe describes working dogs as the ''most noble of creatures''.

Scientist keen to work with big Google project

Scientist keen to work with big Google project

An Alexandra climate scientist has applied for funding to work with Google engineers to make scientific use of data collected using large balloons that will float in the stratosphere.

Silver Fern Farms puts its best cut forward

Silver Fern Farms puts its best cut forward

Silver Fern Farms' (SFF) new premium beef product was shown to about 120 suppliers at a premier selection beef producers' day at the Silver Fern Farms' Finegand works near Balclutha recently.

Young herdsperson wins three times on the trot

Young herdsperson wins three times on the trot

Samantha Hall (14), of Stirling, has won the Southern Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year for the third year in a row.

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