Farming News

Dairying big change from previous jobs

For Otago couple Glenn and Lynne Johnston, switching from their respective previous jobs of courier driver and hairdresser was a big change but they have no regrets.

Global commute for Kiwi meat workers

Global commute for Kiwi meat workers

Commuters stuck in motorway traffic might spare a thought for Anthony Russell's crew of slaughtermen travelling more than 17,000km to work in Iceland each year.

Knowledge and networks shared

Knowledge and networks shared

Farmers, agribusiness staff, scientists and researchers left Alexandra earlier this month with far larger networks and knowledge in grassland farming after participating in the 2014 New Zealand Grasslands Association conference.

Twin success story outlined at Willowbank field day

Twin success story   outlined at Willowbank field day

Dry weather and rabbits can do crazy things to a man - just ask Gordon Lucas.

Search on for best young herdsperson

Search on for best young herdsperson

The annual Southern Rural Life Young Herdsperson of the Year is under way again.

Drenching, thistles hot topics at field day

Drenching, thistles hot topics at field day

About 60 sheep and beef farmers from Southland and Otago gathered at Alvin and Bev Catto's property at Crookston for the second of the Beef and Lamb New Zealand farming for profit field days last week.

Achievers in region honoured

Achievers in region honoured

The Central South Island region was recognised for its excellence in grassland farming at the Grasslands award evening earlier this month.

Failure of 'cold chain' behind vaccine failure

The failure of some scabby mouth vaccines in the South could be due to 'cold chain' failure during transportation of the vaccine, Clutha Vets veterinarian John Smart says.

Service for former sawmill workers exposed to PCP

Nearly 700 former sawmill workers have been enrolled in the Ministry of Health's Special Support Service for Former Sawmill Workers Exposed to PCP.

Awards evening getting `make-over'

The 33rd annual national velvet awards are undergoing a change in format.

More to farming than gumboots

More to farming than gumboots

A Teacher's Day Out was held in Otago last week, organised by New Zealand Young Farmers' Get Ahead programme.

Farmer to pay $150,000

Farmer to pay $150,000

A Southland farmer must pay more than $150,000 in fines and reparation after health and safety failings resulted in the death of a 51-year-old employee last year.

Critical point to influence future of meat

New Zealand's sheep and beef industry is at a ''critical juncture'', a leader says. 

Monitor farm participation work worth it

Monitor farm participation work worth it

Being on a monitor farm for the nitrate leaching research project, Grant and Jan Early know there will be additional work ahead but they feel the benefits will be worth it.

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah O'Connell is a young farmer going places.

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