A tour of seven Mackenzie and Waitaki merino studs ‘‘ snuck in’’ before cancellations caused by Covid-19, organiser Will Murray said.
The Waitaki Dog Trial Club held its trials at Hakataramea on February 28 and 29, straddling Collie Hills’ flat land and Glen Cary’s hills. The merino sheep proved somewhat stubborn,...
Understanding interconnections in farming was the purpose of a recent field trip for Waitaki Girls’ High School agriculture pupils.
A Christchurch woman staying with her sister in a quiet Oamaru street has had her car badly damaged by dogs that also left a stray cat dead at the scene.
A new New Zealand study shows farmers aged in their 60s and over 70 die in the highest numbers in farm work accidents.
Foveran Deer Park’s 37th annual elite sire stag sale on January 11 attracted ‘‘a good gallery of buyers’’, stud manager Barry Gard said.
A national beef survey is starting this month as part of the programme to eradicate cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
The farmer who topped the recent Christchurch ram fair with a Suffolk is just as fond of the Corriedale breed.
North Otago farmers Murray and Gaynor Smith say they feel like they’ve been branded ‘‘unclean’’ as a result of being caught up in the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.
Buyers from across New Zealand are expected to make a pilgrimage to the Hakataramea Valley next month.
Strong commodity prices are not enough to make farmers happy, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says.
''Staying Positive - changing your mindset in uncertain times'' was the title of two gatherings run by Beef + Lamb New Zealand last week.
The controversial irrigation pipe between Kurow and the Waitaki Dam will eventually be placed below ground level.