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The intensification of dairy farms by housing cows must be an
informed investment decision based on clear goals and using
the right tools for analysis, those in the industry in Mid
Canterbury have been advised.
It was one and two for North Canterbury cattle breeders in
the Meat and Wool Cup for supreme champion beef cattle entry
at the Canterbury A&P Show.
The South Canterbury women behind Irricon Resource Solutions
have been named Supreme Winners of the Enterprising Rural
Superior genetics earned a part-time dairy farmer a win for
supreme champion Jersey cow at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Young farmers were out in force to promote agriculture to the
next generation at the Canterbury A&P Show recently.
Strong winds have again damaged irrigators in Canterbury, but
not to the same extent as last year.
Penni Loffhagen was just pleased to break the Southdown
dominance of the meat sheep classes.
Llamas are ''a living work of art'', a breeder says.
The ability of large dairy farms in the United States to
increase their scale quickly could have an effect on the
international dairy market.
North Otago and South Canterbury farmers are facing a drought
before the official arrival of summer.
Oamaru farmer Owen Booth believes goat meat has a big future.
Merinos are the ideal sheep for Marlborough, father-and-son
team Ron and Tom Small say.
A dryland dairy farm in South Canterbury has changed hands
for nearly $13 million - equating to $22,000 per hectare.
Waimate's main strawberry fields escaped last week's
hailstorm and are looking good for the season.
Wools of New Zealand has launched an annual wool commitment
programme, called Staple, for its growers.
Read Southern Rural Life for all your farming news
and views of the south.
Courier Country covers from North Otago to the
Waimakariri River delivering the latest in farming news.
Otago Daily Times print and digital edition, The
Star - Dunedin, The News - Central Otago, The
Ensign - Gore, Southland Express -
Invercargill, The Courier - Timaru, Queenstown Times - Queenstown, Mountain Scene -
Queenstown, Extra! schools
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