Farming News

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.

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.

African goats more popular

African goats more popular

Goats have become an increasingly popular attraction at A&P shows throughout the country and it was no different at the Amberley Domain on November 1.

Profitable harvest of Jersey Bennes

Profitable harvest of Jersey Bennes

North Otago's most famous produce is being harvested for the new season.

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.

Study to address falling dairy cow fertility levels

A worldwide drop in dairy cow fertility has spurred a New Zealand study.

Critical point to influence future of meat

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

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah O'Connell is a young farmer going places.

Merino genetics focus breeds success

Merino genetics focus breeds success

When Gordon Lucas' parents bought Nine Mile Station, the local land agent commented that it ''wouldn't be a bad stepping stone for the lad''.

Recognised for grasslands skill

Recognised for grasslands skill

Two families have been recognised by the New Zealand Grassland Trust for excellence in grasslands farming.

Lamb born with two heads has died

Lamb born with two heads has died

The little lamb born with two faces in Southland has died after living far longer than was expected.

Alliance posts $17.6m profit

Southland-based meat processor Alliance Group has posted a pre-tax operating profit of $17.6 million for the September year and a $7 million pool payment distribution to its supplier shareholders - the first in three years.

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