Farming News

Ultrasound ideal tool for beef farmers

Ultrasound ideal tool for beef farmers

Beef cattle farmers should not put their faith only in what they see if they want to get the best returns, Bill Austin, of Austin Ultrasound, says.

Tornado devastates couple's organic crop

Tornado devastates couple's organic crop

An Amberley couple are not giving up, despite losing most their organic vegetable crop in the recent tornado.

A presidential family tradition

A presidential family tradition

Malvern A&P Show president Paul Wright is continuing a family tradition which dates back 101 years.

Complementary cow makes the best beef

Complementary cow makes the best beef

The key to getting the best returns from breeding beef cows is to make sure they complement rather than compete with other stock classes on the farm.

Irrigation share offer to landowners

Irrigation share offer to landowners

Landowners in South Canterbury's Hunter Downs can now buy shares in the project designed to irrigate their soil.

Nutrition and irrigation focus of the day

Nutrient management and irrigation options are the focus of the Federated Farmers North Canterbury annual field day and conference next month.

Judging process informative for all

Farmers and judges learn from each other during the lead-up to the announcement of winners in the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, the co-ordinator of judges for the Canterbury region says.

Wide variety of jobs good material for barman's yarns

Wide variety of jobs good material for barman's yarns

You can always rely on the barman for a good yarn.

Buyers snap up Wiltshire trial progeny

Buyers snap up Wiltshire trial progeny

Buyers from throughout the country snapped up the 

Traction engine to star at Leeston's 150th party

Traction engine to star at Leeston's 150th party

Two British traction engines are set to help Leeston celebrate its 150th birthday from March 28 to March 30. 

Industry leader calls for whole-of-sector approach

Industry leader calls for whole-of-sector approach

More beef calves on the ground, growing more quickly, could ''shift the whole supply curve'' and that ''would not be a bad thing'', a meat industry spokesman says.

Numbers up for Mayfield Show

Numbers up for Mayfield Show

Fine weather and plenty of special attractions drew the crowds to the annual Mayfield Show earlier this month.

Primary ITO chief standing down

Primary ITO chief executive Kevin Bryant is resigning after 15 years at the helm.

Triallist just wants to get better

Triallist just wants to get better

When Cody Pickles goes to the dog trials, he takes his Gin with him.

Four finalists for farm environmental awards

Four finalists for farm environmental awards

Four finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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