Farming News

Supply of stock water via schemes for study

Another step has been taken to find a more efficient way to deliver water to stock across the Ashburton District.

Damage to irrigators investigated

Canterbury farmers who own irrigators are urged to take part in a new study by Lincoln University and insurance company FMG.

YFC final lost by two points

It was a gut-wrenching Young Farmer Contest final for Tasman's Reuben Carter, losing by just two 2 points. David Hill reports. 

Irrigation CEO son of Timaru

Richard Timpany has been appointed chief executive of the Hunter Downs Development Company (HDDC) and Hunter Downs Irrigation Ltd (HDIL).

Agricultural diversity draws crowds

West Coasters enjoyed an impressive display of agricultural diversity at the region's biggest rural show last weekend.

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing marathon for cancer

Shearing has always been a hobby for Tarras stock manager Cole Wells - but now he had decided to take it one giant step further.

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing president warns of debt woes

Outgoing Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills has again sounded a note of caution over burgeoning debt levels in the agricultural sector.

Support needed for dairy hub

Support needed for dairy hub

Plans to establish a $26.5 million permanent commercial demonstration dairy farm in Southland need the support of dairy farmers in the region.

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Keen for another crack at TeenAg title

Admittedly, there was a little sibling rivalry when the High Country Hillbillies took on the Gumboot Girls - and the rest of New Zealand - in the TeenAg national final.

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Equine vet gains trip to Kentucky

Becci Bishop is something of a globe-trotting vet.

Santa Gertrudis breed cattle display strong hybrid vigour

Santa Gertrudis breed cattle display strong hybrid vigour

The Santa Gertrudis breed has a place as a terminal sire in the New Zealand beef industry, says stud breeder Anton Gibson.

Trust works promoting region

The Clutha Development Trust (CDT) was formed more than 18 months ago with the mandate to enhance and support the district's tourism and primary industries, business and community development and job generation. Southern Rural Life talked to its chairman Rob Hewett, a farmer from Manuka Gorge, and its chief executive, Linda Moore, about the trust's achievements to date.

Wide participation, application critical

Wide participation, application critical

There are many outstanding young people in Otago and Southland who are on the way to becoming rural leaders of the future. This week, Southern Rural Life talks to Luke McCraw, of Raes Junction.

Pair win trophy for business

Canterbury farmers Mark and Devon Slee have won the National Winner title in the 2014 Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

National successes for reporter and newspaper

National successes for reporter and newspaper

Southern Rural Life and reporter Yvonne O'Hara were recognised with awards at the New Zealand Community Newspapers' Conference in Wellington at the weekend.

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