Farming News

Breeder fan of llamas' personalities

Breeder fan of llamas' personalities

Llamas are ''a living work of art'', a breeder says.

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.

Wool programme aiming to deliver stability

Wools of New Zealand has launched an annual wool commitment programme, called Staple, for its growers.

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

Angus (7) pips veteran Hereford by single point

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.

Focus on next generation of farmers

Focus on next generation of farmers

Young farmers were out in force to promote agriculture to the next generation at the Canterbury A&P Show recently.

Merino do well in Marlborough, breeders note

Merinos are the ideal sheep for Marlborough, father-and-son team Ron and Tom Small say.

Hailstorm misses strawberries

Hailstorm misses strawberries

Waimate's main strawberry fields escaped last week's hailstorm and are looking good for the season.

Irricon pair well-qualified winner

Irricon pair well-qualified winner

The South Canterbury women behind Irricon Resource Solutions have been named Supreme Winners of the Enterprising Rural Women Awards.

Dry times mean tough calls

Dry times mean tough calls

North Otago and South Canterbury farmers are facing a drought before the official arrival of summer.

Dryland dairy farm fetches $13 million

Dryland dairy farm fetches $13 million

A dryland dairy farm in South Canterbury has changed hands for nearly $13 million - equating to $22,000 per hectare.

Bloodline behind cow's win

Bloodline behind cow's win

Superior genetics earned a part-time dairy farmer a win for supreme champion Jersey cow at the Canterbury A&P Show.

RotoRainer irrigators hit worst

Strong winds have again damaged irrigators in Canterbury, but not to the same extent as last year.

US worth studying over global milk competition

US worth studying over global milk competition

The ability of large dairy farms in the United States to increase their scale quickly could have an effect on the international dairy market.

Champion buck Boer goat fathers successful kids as well

Champion buck Boer goat fathers successful kids as well

Oamaru farmer Owen Booth believes goat meat has a big future.

Pair getting the best of both worlds

Pair getting the best of both worlds

Working from home means the best of both worlds for Keri Johnston and Haidee McCabe.

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