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.
The response from rural New Zealand to the Government's proposed freshwater policy is ''at a scale that's taken their breath away'', Todd Muller says.
Shearers are unlikely to make enough money to buy a farm these days, but money and travel are still two perks of the job.
More than 60 people packed into an Oamaru meeting on Friday to hear - and question - Otago Regional Council senior staff.
An Oamaru teenager with strong knowledge of the primary sector has been awarded the North Otago Federated Farmers-ANZ rural tertiary scholarship.
New Zealand needs to find ways to make rural communities aged-friendly, University of Otago rural health senior research fellow Fiona Doolan-Noble says.