Farming News

More haste, less speed pays out at Golden Shears final

Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford won the PGG Wrightson National Circuit final at the three-day Golden Shears in Masterton last weekend.

Cousins' clean sweep in cattle contest

Cousins' clean sweep in cattle contest

It was an early start and a long day for sisters Sam and Kim Hall and their cousin Teegan Hall, cleaning and grooming their cattle and competing in the recent Southland A&P Show's herdsperson competition on March 1.

Busy time for Young Farmer rep

Busy time for Young Farmer rep

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.

Trainee winner set 20-year goal to own dairy farm

Trainee winner set 20-year goal to own dairy farm

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 milking.

Telford numbers increase

The education year is in full swing as Telford, a division of Lincoln University, offers a diploma in agriculture for the first time.

Winton newlyweds' winning form

Winton newlyweds' winning form

March will go down as a memorable month for Winton 50% sharemilkers Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale.

Day a chance to give it a go

Day a chance to give it a go

Sarah O'Connell says she did not choose agriculture as a career - it chose her.

Irrepressible 234 selected as link ram

Irrepressible 234 selected as link ram

When it comes to prolific breeding, it does not get much better than Lochern 234-07.

Biosecurity has cost component

Most primary industry organisations realise they need to sign up to the new Government-Industry Agreement (GIA) deed for biosecurity purposes, but many are concerned they still do not know the full ramifications, particularly the financial implications, of doing so.

Growers' views on lifting wages vary

Smaller producers have had mixed reactions to recent debate by politicians over minimum and living wage levels.

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

''Inspirational'' is how Hampden woman Leona Trimble describes her recent experience.

Agronomist on way to grand final

Agronomist on way to grand final

Christchurch YFC member Reuben Carter produced a dominant display to qualify for a hometown grand final in the 2014 ANZ Young Farmer Contest.

Photos: Winchester Show

Photos: Winchester Show

The first day of autumn blessed the Winchester show with fine, mild weather.

Katey and Boots have the opposition over a barrel

Katey and Boots have the opposition over a barrel

Boots'n'all - they've done it.

Deer farmers consider advances in the industry

Deer farmers consider advances in the industry

Cautious optimism about the venison industry was one of the key messages offered by Deer Industry New Zealand (Dinz) chief executive Dan Coup at the New Zealand Deer Farmers' Association Otago branch's field day at AgResearch's Invermay last week.

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