Drought affects the whole family - not just the farmer.
Southern farmers and businesses need to contribute about $2
million by the end of April to enable the Southern Dairy Hub
venture to proceed.
DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers get
through a tough season brought on by a low mil
Conditions are getting
increasingly drier in Marlborough and nine of the province's
16 consent areas have had their right to irrigate suspended,
Federated Farmers said.
Winton deer farmer Dave Lawrence, from the Tikana stud, won
the champion of champions title at the Elk and Wapiti Society
of New Zealand's annual velvet and antler competition in
North Otago Federated Farmers associate sharemilkers'
representative Siobhan O'Malley explains why sharemilkers
with irrigation should care about the dry conditions.
North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger is
keen to know exactly how much winter feed there is in the
Dairy prices spiked higher at
this morning's GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, the GDT price
index gaining 9.4 per cent since the last sale on January
Otago Rural Support Trust co ordinator David Mellish offers
some advice to farmers facing the dual challenges of a low
dairy payout and a very dry season.
Sam Laugesen admits to being an avid animal collector.
Andrea Murphy is proud to call New Zealand home.
When Olivia Ross lines up for the Otago-Southland regional
final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest in Queenstown next
month, she intends giving it ''120%''.
Some of the country's top velvet and antler heads will be on
display at the Elk and Wapiti Society of New Zealand's velvet
and antler competition in Wanaka this month.
Meat processing plants across the region are working overtime
to clear a backlog of lambs brought to slaughter because of
this summer's dry conditions.
Dairy production is likely to slow below previous forecasts
as parts of Canterbury and Otago dry off and water
restrictions kick in, ASB rural economist Nathan Penny says.
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