Farming News

Outstanding year for young farmers club

Outstanding year for young farmers club

The Pendarves Young Farmers club is having a good year.

National title tops the lot

National title tops the lot

A win in the New Zealand dog trialling championships counts as one of the best moments in Peter Kidd's life.

Latest season 'one of the best'

Oxford dairy farmer Grant Evans says the latest season has been ''one of the best''.

Call to boost profitability

Call to boost profitability

A newly-elected Horticulture New Zealand board member is keen for the sector to boost its performance. He talks to reporter Sally Brooker.

National dog trials go to plan

National dog trials go to plan

The weather may have threatened to dominate but the dogs won the day in the end.

Sector in good heart- judge

Sector in good heart- judge

After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the state of the sheep industry.

Families mark a century on the land

Families mark a century on the land

Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.

First-time entrants triumph in contest

First-time entrants triumph in contest

East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.

Lincoln to shed 48 FTE jobs

Lincoln to shed 48 FTE jobs

Lincoln University has announced the results of a staffing review that it says supports a return to financial viability and reinforces its role as New Zealand's specialist land-based university.

Agriculture specialist born and bred

Agriculture specialist born and bred

Middlemarch Hereford and coloured merino sheep breeder Will Gibson has had considerable success with his studs and, at only 20, says he has known since he was born that agriculture is the industry he wants to be in. It is something he is passionate about.

Back to Southland farming roots

Growing up in rural Southland, Kevin Muir always had a passion for the agricultural industry.

Beef breeding discussed

Beef breeding discussed

More than 30 people attended Beef and Lamb New Zealand's Better Beef Breeding workshop at Waikaka Station, Greenvale, recently.

Fibre prices gaining ground

Fibre prices gaining ground

About 60 people attended a field day at mohair farmers Bill and Irene Campbell's property in Dumbarton, near Roxburgh.

Venison price rise likely as markets lift

News that processors are likely to be paying more for deer this spring was welcomed by deer farmers at their annual conference in Methven a fortnight ago.

Sustainability by wise management

Sustainability by wise management

Continual reinvestment, innovation and sustainability are some of the key drivers of partners Wayne, Stuart and Sharyn McIntosh's successful orchard business.

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