A drought classification in Otago has not sparked a flood of calls to a support hotline, the Otago Rural Support Trust says.
A new wool clip grading course has been launched to give confidence to buyers and recognise the "important" work carried out by experienced woolhandlers.
No-one was sitting on the fence — everyone agreed the sharing of techniques, product knowledge and safety tips benefits the fencing industry.
Southern students considering careers in the red meat processing and exporting sector were among the Meat Industry Association scholarship recipients for 2021. In a series, reporter Shawn McAvinue...
Central Southland dairy farmer Gary Sunshine-Tervit was feeling suicidal when his wife gave him an ultimatum.
Southern students considering careers in the red meat processing and exporting sector were among the Meat Industry Association scholarship recipients for 2021. In a series, reporter Shawn McAvinue asks them about their study and their plans.
After celebrating his 70th birthday, John Tremaine kept a vow to sell his farm and is holding a clearing sale of vintage cars, tractors and farm machinery in Eastern Southland on Friday.
Triallists and their dogs descended upon the Kauana Sheep Dog Trial Club’s centennial in Otapiri Gorge in central Southland on Friday and Saturday. Shawn McAvinue was there and asked some...
South Island ploughmen Ian Woolley and Bob Mehrtens are set to represent the nation in Russia after winning their classes at the 66th New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Eastern Southland on the...
The Heriot saleyards closing after being a community meeting point for more than a century is sad but the writing was on the wall, a West Otago farmer says.
Traditional sheep classing skills to achieve genetic gains across all breeds will be on show at a field day in eastern Southland today.
Every dog has its day. About 100 sheep dog triallists are hoping it will be their day at a centennial event in central Southland from Friday.
Milking shorthorn dairy cows might raise a red flag with bank managers but the breed is making great genetic gains and has more to offer than other breeds, a South Otago farmer says.
Traditional sheep classing skills to achieve genetic gains across all breeds will be on show at a field day in eastern Southland on Thursday. Livestock Confirmation owner Guy Martin will class a...
The self-proclaimed "pumpkin king" of Central Otago has finished harvesting more than 80 tonnes after battling aphids, drought, hail and rabbits.
A retired trucking company owner continues to visit a stock sale in Central Otago to have "a nosey" and shout smoko.
A group of Teviot Valley orchardists is calling for the Government to allow more Pacific Islanders to return to the region to fill a labour shortage before the horticulture industry "collapses".
It is the final board meeting for the season as the Surfing for Farmers programme wraps up in Western Southland tomorrow.