The ban on the use of blunt force to euthanase calves, except
in emergencies, will come into effect today - ahead of this
year's calving season.
Research into the impact of the dairy expansion on
Canterbury's environment has been called for.
It was a season of extremes, but North Canterbury dairy
farmers are feeling confident heading into winter.
A newly-elected Horticulture New Zealand board member is
keen for the sector to boost its performance. He talks to
reporter Sally Brooker.
A seven-year study to improve dairy cow fertility has begun.
Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer Will Grayling attended the first
international young farmer master class in the Netherlands
A win in the New Zealand dog trialling championships counts
as one of the best moments in Peter Kidd's life.
Oxford dairy farmer Grant Evans says the latest season has
been ''one of the best''.
After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms
throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the
state of the sheep industry.
Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have
farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.
East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken
top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.
Growing up in rural Southland, Kevin Muir always had a
passion for the agricultural industry.
Lincoln University has announced the results of a staffing
review that it says supports a return to financial viability
and reinforces its role as New Zealand's specialist
More than 30 people attended Beef and Lamb New Zealand's
Better Beef Breeding workshop at Waikaka Station, Greenvale,
News that processors are likely to be paying more for deer
this spring was welcomed by deer farmers at their annual
conference in Methven a fortnight ago.
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