Farming News

NZ, China urged to co-operate on deer research

NZ, China urged to co-operate on deer research

New Zealand and China should be collaborating to establish an international deer research centre according to a Chinese professor.

Record number of birds

Record number of birds

A small North Canterbury poultry show received a welcome boost at the weekend.

Minimum wage issues clarified

Minimum wage issues clarified

The government department charged with policing employment law has put out a statement to clarify where it stands on minimum wage calculations for farm workers.

Elections, run-off and winter mud

Richard Strowger is continuing to lead North Otago Federated Farmers.

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Retrospective changes harm forestry owners

Forest owners are angry and frustrated a change to legislation affecting how they can pay for their emissions obligations has been fast-tracked through Parliament.

Confidence expressed in industry's future

New Zealand's largest deer farmer, Landcorp Farming, has confidence in the future of the deer industry, said its general manager of farm operations.

Venison rebrand progressing

A new Cervena brand, aimed at markets in Europe and China, is hoped to create more value for the deer industry. Maureen Bishop reports on the Deer Industry New Zealand conference.

Farmers prepare for payout cut

Farmers prepare for payout cut

Five Forks dairy farmer Lyndon Strang isn't expecting any surprises today when the dairy co-operative updates its forecast 2013-14 season payout.

Open day showcase for award winner

Open day showcase for award winner

''Capturing sunlight in a form you can eat.''

New editor for 'Southern Rural Life'

New editor for 'Southern Rural Life'

Your community newspaper will soon have a new editor.

Event more of a 'celebration' than a 'competition'

Event more of a 'celebration' than a 'competition'

The Southland-Otago competitors in the 2014 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards competition were ''treated like royalty'' during the days leading up to the formal evening dinner and 25th anniversary ball, says Tracy Henderson, of Winton.

Making straight line into the top results

Making straight line into the top results

Otago and Southland competitors did well in the New Zealand Ploughing Association's (NZPA) national championships recently.

Rural people urged to stop being bystanders

Southern Police have this month been focusing on rural drink driving across Otago and Southland as they work to reduce the trauma caused when people drink and drive.

Invermay, water quality big issues at conference

Southland Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman Andrew Morrison stepped down at the Southland annual meeting earlier this month and Gary Coker was appointed to take over the role.

Seminars on microbes attract wider-than-expected audience

The use of microbes in feed and animal nutrition attracted more than 80 people to six seminars in Otago, Southland and Canterbury recently.

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