As the sheep have gone to the hills, Te Rae Genetics has diversified its operation to move with the times.
Southern farmers are continuing to make health and safety a key focus of their farming practices, with only one recorded fatality in the agriculture sector in Otago/Southland last year.
"This one’s for Joanne Kumeroa," an emotional Joel Henare said winning the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships woolhandling title in Invercargill on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Bill English proved he was up for the challenge at the weekend.
''This one's for Joanne Kumeroa,'' an emotional Joel Henare said winning the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships woolhandling title in Invercargill on Saturday night.
Prime Minister Bill English accepted Sir David Fagan's challenge, and gave him one better, beating the five time world champion at shearing a sheep at the World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships today.
Following a spate of rural burglaries in Southland, it is a timely reminder to remain vigilant of what is happening on your property, FMG risk services manager Paul Ralph says.
A desire to have more youth involved in A&P shows led Lana Medder to apply for the John Robins Youth Ambassador Award.
Southland’s dairy industry continues to be plagued by a lack of skilled workers.
It was a clean sweep for Kelso farmers Ken and Bruce Eade, winning champion and reserve champion in the South Island Ayrshire Championships on Saturday.
''I'm not here because I am successful, I am here because I failed.''
Dairy Women's Network (DWN) South Otago convener Lynne Johnston has taken on her new role of convener with hopes of increasing her knowledge about the industry.
Cromwell orchardists the Webb family have marked a milestone by celebrating 100 years in the fruit industry this month.
Vaccine supplier MSD Animal Health still does not know why its ''Scabine'' vaccine for scabby mouth in lambs has failed to ''take'' on farms throughout Southland and Otago.
Deer and cherry farmers have had different reactions to a free trade agreement with South Korea signed last month.
Clover is still disappearing from Otago and Southland paddocks as the clover root weevil continues to spread throughout the South Island.
Emily Woolsey has been dairy farming for the past 10 years with her husband, Daniel, and she is now swapping her gumboots for pen and paper, taking on the role of Dairy Women's Network (DWN) Gore regional group convener.
Twelve years ago at the South Otago A&P Show, Katrina and Rob Kelly, of Kailey Dairies in Oamaru, stood last in almost every section of the South Island Holstein-Friesian championships.
For Bald Hills Vineyard owners Blair and Estelle Hunt, it all began with their love of wine.
Cool Storage is an important part of the horticulture sector, and as the industry grows, the need for it increases, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Peter Silcock says.