Farming News

Alliance Group picks new head

Alliance Group picks new head

The Alliance Group has announced its replacement for departing chief executive Grant Cuff.

Cereal yields dependent on more grain per square metre

Cereal yields dependent on more grain per square metre

Our work at NIAB with synthetic wheat is truly ground-breaking and offers a non-genetically modified way forward.

Long dry spell shows need forwater storage

The extended dry spell across New Zealand highlights the need for further storage projects based on alpine water systems, IrrigationNZ says.

Putting in 100% pays off with win

Putting in 100% pays off with win

Reward for effort.

That is a common saying in the Engelbrecht household in East Otago, applied to anything from farming to the sports field.

''That sums up everything in life,'' Simon Engelbrecht told those attending a field day at his farm last week.

Study of kea strike starts

Clio Reid wants to help prevent sheep being attacked by kea - and kea being shot.

Holstein Friesian champs success

Holstein Friesian champs success

The Kelly family, from North Otago, had a ''superb'' show at this year's South Island Holstein Friesian championships in Balclutha.

Clover root weevil fight co-operative

Clover root weevil fight co-operative

Clover is still disappearing from Otago and Southland paddocks as the clover root weevil continues to spread throughout the South Island.

2015 Farmarama: from dancers to tractors

Glamour will be combined with on-farm practicality during the 12th Lawrence Lions Southfuels Farmarama in Lawrence next year.

Co-ops must lead way in red meat sector change

A word from  ... Fonterra director John Monaghan 

Advancing reform bone of contention

How are this year's candidates for upcoming co-operative elections for farmer-elected directors on the Alliance and Silver Fern Farm boards going to push the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) view on the boards?

Kailey Dairies reap big rewards at A&P show

Kailey Dairies reap big rewards at A&P show

Twelve years ago at the South Otago A&P Show, Katrina and Rob Kelly, of Kailey Dairies in Oamaru, stood last in almost every section of the South Island Holstein-Friesian championships.

40% record stock movements

40% record stock movements

Up to 60% of farmers are failing to record National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme (Nait) farm-to-farm movements, and Ospri is planning a push to encourage more farmers to be compliant, the organisation's programme design and farm operation group manager, Dr Stu Hutchings, says

New convener for DWN

New convener for DWN

Emily Woolsey has been dairy farming for the past 10 years with her husband, Daniel, and she is now swapping her gumboots for pen and paper, taking on the role of Dairy Women's Network (DWN) Gore regional group convener.

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

Maniototo farm impresses Peren Cup judges

When the judges of the Sir Geoffrey Peren Cup competition visited the Lindsay family's farm in the Maniototo, they were impressed with what they saw.

Intensified dairy switch no lightweight decision

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.

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