Farming News

Ban on blunt force to euthanase calves

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.

Call to study impact of dairy farm expansion

Research into the impact of the dairy expansion on Canterbury's environment has been called for.

Confident despite the weather

It was a season of extremes, but North Canterbury dairy farmers are feeling confident heading into winter.

Call to boost profitability

Call to boost profitability

A newly-elected Horticulture New Zealand board member is keen for the sector to boost its performance. He talks to reporter Sally Brooker.

Attempting to improve dairy cow fertility

A seven-year study to improve dairy cow fertility has begun.

On the ground in the Netherlands

On the ground in the Netherlands

Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer Will Grayling attended the first international young farmer master class in the Netherlands last week.

National title tops the lot

National title tops the lot

A win in the New Zealand dog trialling championships counts as one of the best moments in Peter Kidd's life.

Latest season 'one of the best'

Oxford dairy farmer Grant Evans says the latest season has been ''one of the best''.

Sector in good heart- judge

Sector in good heart- judge

After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the state of the sheep industry.

Families mark a century on the land

Families mark a century on the land

Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.

First-time entrants triumph in contest

First-time entrants triumph in contest

East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.

Back to Southland farming roots

Growing up in rural Southland, Kevin Muir always had a passion for the agricultural industry.

Lincoln to shed 48 FTE jobs

Lincoln to shed 48 FTE jobs

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 land-based university.

Beef breeding discussed

Beef breeding discussed

More than 30 people attended Beef and Lamb New Zealand's Better Beef Breeding workshop at Waikaka Station, Greenvale, recently.

Venison price rise likely as markets lift

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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