Farming News

Excited about goat sector

Excited about goat sector

Jackie Freeman reckons there is ''more to goats than meets the eye''.

Two in a row for Patersons

Two in a row for Patersons

Matakanui Station has done it again.

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Forest owners are angry and frustrated a change to legislation affecting how they can pay for their emissions obligations has been fast-tracked through Parliament.

NZ, China urged to co-operate on deer research

NZ, China urged to co-operate on deer research

New Zealand and China should be collaborating to establish an international deer research centre according to a Chinese professor.

Minister highlights irrigation's value

With the world's population set to reach nine billion by 2050 and much of it in nearby Asia, the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy is predicting an exciting future ahead for all New Zealand's primary industries.

Machine shearing success for NZ

There were only a few blows in it.

Young Canterbury riders in U21 NZ team

Young Canterbury riders in U21 NZ team

Two young Canterbury riders have been selected to represent New Zealand in equestrian next month.

Confidence expressed in industry's future

New Zealand's largest deer farmer, Landcorp Farming, has confidence in the future of the deer industry, said its general manager of farm operations.

Irrigation ideas not 'economically viable'

A new study shows that using water from Lake Tekapo to irrigate South Canterbury land would not be economically viable.

Vet on foot-and-mouth fact-finding tour

Vet on foot-and-mouth fact-finding tour

A vet from Oamaru is off to the other side of the world in an international project to protect this country's livestock.

Workshop spreading the word and weevil parasite

Workshop spreading the word and weevil parasite

The evils of weevils were explained at a workshop in Waimate last week.

Minimum wage issues clarified

Minimum wage issues clarified

The government department charged with policing employment law has put out a statement to clarify where it stands on minimum wage calculations for farm workers.

Elections, run-off and winter mud

Richard Strowger is continuing to lead North Otago Federated Farmers.

Record number of birds

Record number of birds

A small North Canterbury poultry show received a welcome boost at the weekend.

Venison rebrand progressing

A new Cervena brand, aimed at markets in Europe and China, is hoped to create more value for the deer industry. Maureen Bishop reports on the Deer Industry New Zealand conference.

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