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Water system a winner on Mt Watkins

Water system a winner on Mt Watkins

Switching to a gravity-fed water system has paid off for East Otago farmers David and Sarah Smith.

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

Alpaca breeders forming owners' group

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Couple thrilled with move north

Couple thrilled with move north

Dairying is likely be a regular topic of discussion in the Duffy household.

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

When Fred Ellis boarded a ship at Port Chalmers in 1957 in charge of a consignment of stud sheep bound for Brazil, he was ''dead scared''.

Insights from Canada water trip

Insights from Canada water trip

When Waitaki Irrigators Collective policy manager Elizabeth Soal headed to Canada recently, she wanted to learn more about how water issues were managed, given that nation's similarities with New Zealand.

Award for Maniototo farmer

Award for Maniototo farmer

Maniototo farmer David Crutchley has been named the supreme winner of the inaugural Green Agriculture Innovation Awards.

Pipfruit sector's future 'very bright'

Good returns are expected in the pipfruit industry this year following a record season last year, Pipfruit New Zealand chief executive officer Alan Pollard says.

Growsafe looking to rise to the challenge

If relevant regulations and improved training requirements are introduced for agrichemical users as a result of the new Health and Safety at Work Act, it is likely Growsafe will rise to the challenge.

Innovative sheep farmers winners

Innovative sheep farmers winners

Southland and Otago did well in the third annual Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Napier last week.

High pin bones too prevalent in NZ

High pin bones too prevalent in NZ

New Zealand has a rump angle problem, says Holstein Friesian classifier Denis Aitken.

Changes aim to cut workplace death toll

Changes aim to cut workplace death toll

New legislation, aimed at reducing New Zealand's workplace injury and death toll is expected to come into force in April next year. Yvonne O'Hara looks at the impact on the agrichemical industry.

Sharing pitfalls of trading in China

Sharing pitfalls of trading in China

If you grab the dragon by the tail, make sure you have a plan for the teeth, says New Zealand China Council executive director Pat English. He was speaking at the Central Otago District Council's second export forum in Alexandra last week.

South to the fore at awards

South to the fore at awards

AbacusBio managing director Neville Jopson has been acknowledged for his contribution to New Zealand's sheep industry.

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Graham Alder wants to help improve the profitability of sheep and beef farming.

Triple-drenching strategy call to prevent resistance

Deer farmers are being advised to use three drench families in combination to keep parasites under control.

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