Farming News

Failure of 'cold chain' behind vaccine failure

The failure of some scabby mouth vaccines in the South could be due to 'cold chain' failure during transportation of the vaccine, Clutha Vets veterinarian John Smart says.

More to farming than gumboots

More to farming than gumboots

A Teacher's Day Out was held in Otago last week, organised by New Zealand Young Farmers' Get Ahead programme.

Farmer to pay $150,000

Farmer to pay $150,000

A Southland farmer must pay more than $150,000 in fines and reparation after health and safety failings resulted in the death of a 51-year-old employee last year.

Profitable harvest of Jersey Bennes

Profitable harvest of Jersey Bennes

North Otago's most famous produce is being harvested for the new season.

African goats more popular

African goats more popular

Goats have become an increasingly popular attraction at A&P shows throughout the country and it was no different at the Amberley Domain on November 1.

Study to address falling dairy cow fertility levels

A worldwide drop in dairy cow fertility has spurred a New Zealand study.

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah's Angus first Supreme Champion cow

Sarah O'Connell is a young farmer going places.

Monitor farm participation work worth it

Monitor farm participation work worth it

Being on a monitor farm for the nitrate leaching research project, Grant and Jan Early know there will be additional work ahead but they feel the benefits will be worth it.

Critical point to influence future of meat

New Zealand's sheep and beef industry is at a ''critical juncture'', a leader says. 

Merino genetics focus breeds success

Merino genetics focus breeds success

When Gordon Lucas' parents bought Nine Mile Station, the local land agent commented that it ''wouldn't be a bad stepping stone for the lad''.

Recognised for grasslands skill

Recognised for grasslands skill

Two families have been recognised by the New Zealand Grassland Trust for excellence in grasslands farming.

Lamb born with two heads has died

Lamb born with two heads has died

The little lamb born with two faces in Southland has died after living far longer than was expected.

Alliance posts $17.6m profit

Southland-based meat processor Alliance Group has posted a pre-tax operating profit of $17.6 million for the September year and a $7 million pool payment distribution to its supplier shareholders - the first in three years.

Organic dairy focus looks a winner

Organic dairy focus looks a winner

Tuturau dairy farmers Lois and Robin Greer are different from the rest.

Rural hotels urged to diversify

Rural hotels urged to diversify

For rural people throughout Southland the local hotel has always been a gathering point. In recent times the doors have been shut on many of these hubs and in other cases put on the market.

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