A new variety of peach has been bred by North Otago orchardists Helen Brookes and Terry Fowler.
Change was in the air at the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association of New Zealand national sale on January 27.
A possible parvovirus outbreak has been detected in North Otago.
The future of the Hunter Downs irrigation scheme was still unknown last week.
North Otago's well-known Jersey benne potatoes are finally in full harvest, in time for Christmas.
It is too soon to say whether the latest cattle confirmed with Mycoplasma bovis will be culled.
Pastures containing plantain and Italian ryegrass could help reduce nitrogen leaching without compromising productivity.
What a difference a year makes.
Cattle culling is continuing on the South Canterbury dairy farms infected with Mycoplasma bovis.
The company behind the stalled Hunter Downs irrigation scheme will decide next week whether to go ahead or return funds to its shareholders.
While the new potato season is being celebrated in a national campaign, North Otago's Jersey Benne harvest has hardly begun.
Waitaki Valley vineyards escaped the ''weather bomb'' that threatened the industry in Central Otago this month.
A dairy farmer whose herd is infected with Mycoplasma bovis feels let down by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Fencing industry folk from a large part of the South Island converged on a North Otago landmark on October 25.
New Zealand may be unable to feed its growing population with domestically grown fruit and vegetables in the future, a report shows.
Spring is arriving slowly on New Zealand farms, the latest ``BNZ Rural Wrap'' says.
The 50th annual Waimate Shears proved a huge drawcard for the town on October 13-14.
The second annual East Otago Field Days was ``a fantastic event'', organising committee chief executive Paul Mutch says.
``It's an excruciating time'' for the farmers whose cattle have to be culled because of Mycoplasma bovis, Sarah Barr says.
Intensive farming of housed livestock could pose difficulties for animal health, Ministry for Primary Industries technical liaison officer Victoria Barrell says.