A move to the South from Canterbury has got off to a great start for Te Anau Hampshire breeders Georgina Priergarrd-Petersen and Geoff Macfarlane, with one of their rams fetching $7200 at a recent...
Twenty-nine students undertaking the Certificate in Wool Technology course at Telford Farm Training Institute are in limbo after the liquidation of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.
What began as a desire to become a market gardener has turned into a passion to provide native plants for riparian planting throughout Southland catchments.
Farmers can undertake immediate practical steps to begin reducing emissions from their farms, DairyNZ climate change ambassador Dean Alexander says.
Attempts to move beyond the use of Overseer to manage nutrient loss on farms could be hampered by the level of investment already made in the system, Southland soil scientist Dr Clint Rissman says.
Dairy farm and dry stock sales picked up last month after a reported patchy period in the Southland rural estate market, a local farm sales specialist says.
When most people think of Charolais, a large white cattle beast comes to mind, but the lesser-known Charollais sheep is increasingly finding a place in the competitive New Zealand market for...
After a successful three-year programme which has included initial wilding clearance work over 60,000ha and a start made on spray control of core wilding areas, the Mid Dome Wilding Trees...
The ongoing disruptions in the global plastic recycling have spilled over into the rural sector.
Mark and Louisa Willis' 145ha property at Otaitai is a little different from its neighbours for a couple of reasons.
Planning for wintering systems on dairy farms in the South is a 12-month process, and not because winter is a year-round season there, DairyNZ senior scientist Dawn Dalley says.
Aparima sharemilker Luke Templeton says while progress has been made on water quality issues on farms, addressing climate change issues remains a future challenge for the farming sector.
DairyNZ is carrying out a labour market survey in Southland and Canterbury in an effort to identify the extent of the labour shortage problem faced by farmers in both areas, and to try to identify any bottlenecks in hiring.
Improvement to water quality and management of the environment in the Aparima catchment will take a big step forward on Tuesday with the launch of the Aparima Community Environment (Ace) Project.
Farms affected by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak are beginning to come out the other side and are able to resume normal farming activity, Ministry for Primary Industries Invercargill regional...
Taking land and water research and making it relevant and practical to farmers is the task that Southland applied research group Land & Water Science has set for itself.
The performance of Alliance Group's Southland plants has been praised by the company's chief executive Murray Taggart in last week's announcement of the company's operating result of $8million for...
With its opening coinciding with peak milk production in the South, Mataura Valley Milk (MVM) has had little time to take stock since it started production in August.
While the weather has proved testing for farmers and contractors in the South, labour issues continue to be a major constraint in keeping up with work on farms, Southland ag contractor Peter Corcoran says.
A group of young foresters is working to raise the profile of their industry and provide support for those looking to develop careers in the sector.