Farming News

Knowledge key to future of station in high country

For Balmoral Station owner Andrew Simpson knowledge is key to making the best decisions for the future.

Isolation of women key issue for new Rural Women deputy

A desire to prevent the isolation of women living in rural areas is just one of the driving forces for Rural Women New Zealand's new vice-president.

Big decisions to be made by irrigation area landowners

Landowners in the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme command area have some big decisions to make.

Feed management needed after spring

North Canterbury farmers say they are experiencing ''an average season'', despite a challenging spring.

Ecan agrees on water quality management

They're here. The anxiously-awaited Environment Canterbury water quality rules have been decided.

102nd Banks Peninsula A&P Show place to be

102nd Banks Peninsula A&P Show place to be

Crowds are expected to flock to Little River on Saturday, January 18.

Society marks centennial but shows held since 1868

Society marks centennial but shows held since 1868

The Duvauchelle A&P Society is marking its centennial next month, but it has been hosting shows for 145 years.

Weaning timing crucial to deer profitability

Research has shown weaning management can have a pivotal effect on deer farming profitability, AgResearch Invermay scientist Dr Geoff Asher says.

View on wintering deer bucks opinion

View on wintering deer bucks opinion

There were some who would say it was not profitable to winter deer in the high country, but Ross Stevens, of Whiterock Station, disagrees.

High hopes for PGP funding

High hopes for PGP funding

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) chairman Andy Macfarlane remains enthusiastic about progress toward getting Government Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) funding despite jumping the gun announcing its approval.

Canterbury family wins high praise from judges

A Canterbury high country family farming enterprise contesting the Lincoln University Foundation South Island Farmer of the Year has been praised for its vision and entrepreneurship.

A&P show president giving up reins after three years

A&P show president giving up reins after three years

Duvauchelle A&P Show president Mike Tapley is looking forward to next month's centennial show, after three years in the role.

Worms get to the problems of roots

Earthworms burrowing and feeding activity modifies the soil environment and can positively influence the nutrient absorption capacity of roots. 

Progeny test helps Perendale breeding

Progeny test helps Perendale breeding

Warren Ayers believes Perendale New Zealand's progeny test will lead to the betterment of the breed.

Outlook fine for merinos

Outlook fine for merinos

Mark Ferguson may be trying to help provide the perfect sheep - but he also reckons he has the perfect job.

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