Farming News

Keeping chooks in the city - something to crow about

Keeping chooks in the city - something to crow about

Chooks are a good lifestyle choice, even if you live in the city.

Huntaway our first home-grown breed

The unsung hero of New Zealand's high country - the huntaway - has been officially acknowledged as our first home-grown dog breed.

National title tops the lot

National title tops the lot

A win in the New Zealand dog trialling championships counts as one of the best moments in Peter Kidd's life.

Latest season 'one of the best'

Oxford dairy farmer Grant Evans says the latest season has been ''one of the best''.

Ban on blunt force to euthanase calves

The ban on the use of blunt force to euthanase calves, except in emergencies, will come into effect today - ahead of this year's calving season.

Confident despite the weather

It was a season of extremes, but North Canterbury dairy farmers are feeling confident heading into winter.

Call to boost profitability

Call to boost profitability

A newly-elected Horticulture New Zealand board member is keen for the sector to boost its performance. He talks to reporter Sally Brooker.

On the ground in the Netherlands

On the ground in the Netherlands

Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer Will Grayling attended the first international young farmer master class in the Netherlands last week.

Call to study impact of dairy farm expansion

Research into the impact of the dairy expansion on Canterbury's environment has been called for.

National dog trials go to plan

National dog trials go to plan

The weather may have threatened to dominate but the dogs won the day in the end.

Attempting to improve dairy cow fertility

A seven-year study to improve dairy cow fertility has begun.

Sector in good heart- judge

Sector in good heart- judge

After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the state of the sheep industry.

First-time entrants triumph in contest

First-time entrants triumph in contest

East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.

Families mark a century on the land

Families mark a century on the land

Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.

Invermay decision brings questions

Staff at AgResearch's Invermay campus learned their fate last week when it was announced that more than half of them were expected to move north as part of the organisation's $100 million restructuring.

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