Farming News

Women keep family sawmill going

Women keep family sawmill going

Five generations of the Scott family have been working with wood, processing it for use by farmers, builders and DIY enthusiasts around Canterbury.

Heritage theme for rare breed auction

Canterbury's rare breeds auction marks 25 years of helping to preserve heritage breeds.

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

Chance to put rural issues to politicians

''Inspirational'' is how Hampden woman Leona Trimble describes her recent experience.

Planning for field day

Planning is under way for one of the biggest one-day events on the cropping calendar.

Farmers want clear rules on culling of bobby calves

Farmers are behind the proposed review of the methods used to cull bobby calves but want the definition of an emergency situation clearly spelt out.

Growers' views on lifting wages vary

Smaller producers have had mixed reactions to recent debate by politicians over minimum and living wage levels.

Agronomist on way to grand final

Agronomist on way to grand final

Christchurch YFC member Reuben Carter produced a dominant display to qualify for a hometown grand final in the 2014 ANZ Young Farmer Contest.

Concern at lack of analysis of water plans

Farmers in the Hinds water catch› ment area were still suggesting changes to a plan to improve water quality and quantity in the area just hours before it was due to be adopted.

Irrigation benefits quantified

Irrigation around Kurow and Duntroon in North Otago contributes $77 million of revenue a year to the economy. The same area would yield about $7 million without irrigation.

Jersey breeders see genetic progress

Jersey breeders gathered in Northland last month to hear how the sector's livestock improvement programme was progressing.

Farm expected to fetch record price

Farm expected to fetch record price

A Mid Canterbury property that was formerly part owned by Allan and Jean Hubbard is expected to smash farm-price records when it goes to auction with no reserve next week.

Invermay's key role emphasised

Invermay's key role emphasised

Deer farmers attending a recent field day at Invermay were urged to recognise they were ''at the Mecca'' for deer biological research.

Alexandra merino rams cross Pacific

Alexandra merino rams cross Pacific

It's a long way from Alexandra to Argentina.

Joint venture exites Charolais breeder

Joint venture exites Charolais breeder

Drew Dundass reckons the Charolais breed of cattle is a ''beautiful animal''.

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

High standard of inventions and two awards - situation normal for Limehills School pupils.

The school's pupils often enter the Southern Rural Life inventions competition at the Southern Field Days, and entries fit well with the school's curriculum, their principal says.

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