Farming News

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

Grower quits after $100,000 avocado thefts

Northland avocado growers are being warned to be on high alert for fruit thieves with one Whangarei grower estimating $100,000 worth of fruit has been stolen over the past five years.

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.

Environmental stewardship recognised

North Otago farmers have been recognised for their environmental stewardship.

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. 

Agricultural diversity draws crowds

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Environmental, economic and social aspects critical

Can you have too much of a good thing? That is the question being asked by Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden in relation to the dairy industry at the recent South Island Dairy Event.

More use of telemedicine likely

Geographic barriers are one of the Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) biggest health blocks and work is under way to ensure rural patients have better access to health services in a timely and efficient way, including the use of telemedicine videolinks between hospitals.

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