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Course gives firm sense of direction

Course gives firm sense of direction

Sometimes it's about taking those first steps.

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

‘Dryland specialists — not victims’

Coping with dry conditions on Otago farms and the ongoing implications is about taking action, as agribusiness reporter Sally Rae reports.

Fencers second overall

Fencers second overall

They might have only met the previous day but Nick Stanger and Troy Love still managed to secure second place in a fencing competition.

Lamb prices better than expected

Lamb prices better than expected

Prices at last week's Omarama lamb sale were stronger than anticipated, considering schedule pricing, agents say.

Earnscleugh put to trial

Earnscleugh put to trial

Alistair Campbell has clocked up a few kilometres perusing gullies on Earnscleugh Station - all in the search of the perfect dog-trial course.

Bank on bright side but farmers sombre

Bank on bright side but farmers sombre

Dairy farmers are facing another tough year but a ‘‘generally strong year'' is being picked by Rabobank for most other sectors.

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

Interns, businesses benefiting in ‘exciting environment’

When University of Otago student Yang Li was asked if he was available for a summer internship at AbacusBio, he jumped at the opportunity.

‘People Lift’ having an effect

‘People Lift’ having an effect

During challenging times such as those the dairy industry is now experiencing, being efficient on-farm is crucial.

MIE wants director seats on Beef + Lamb

Meat Industry Excellence is seeking to replace the two processor representative positions on the board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand with its own directors.

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

Training for Farmstrong cycling tour

A cycle seat is not the sort of saddle that Olivia Ross is ordinarily accustomed to.

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

Pressure on NZ’s farmland discussed

The challenge of achieving sustainability and growing pressure on New Zealand's rural landscape were highlighted during a national geography conference at the University of Otago yesterday.

Fonterra milk price falls again

Fonterra milk price falls again

Fonterra's latest farmgate milk price forecast for 2015/6 is already under downward pressure after dairy prices fell for the third time in a row at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index dropping by 7.4% since the last sale.

Course already tidy for Legends

Course already tidy for Legends

When it comes to maintaining the Tokarahi golf course, greenkeeper Marty McCone has the same philosophy as for his farm - he likes it tidy all the time.

New CEO for meat industry bodies

Sam McIvor has been appointed chief executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Alliance drafter has eye for winner

Warwick Howie received a little good-natured ribbing when he won the Paddock to Plate competition at the recent Otago-Taieri A&P Show.

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