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.
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...
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.
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.
Dairying can be a tough life for many farmers but it's especially difficult if you're a woman on your own with a family to raise.
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.
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.
New Zealand crossbred wool is of such quality it could find a place in high-end, value-added market niches.
The South is taking the lead in the formation of local catchment groups to improve water quality and the environment, says Sarah Thorne, project co-ordinator for the NZ Landcare Trust in Southland.
When you have worked for more than 50 years in the rural sector, change is a constant and for Andrew Welsh, an agribusiness manager at Rabobank in Southland, this has included everything from the...
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...
Despite strong grass growth as a result of the high rainfall, stock in many areas haven't done particularly well because of lower sunlight hours, lush feed and the flow-on impact on nutritional...
For Mataura wool classer Tina Elers, being a wool classer is part of a life-long family journey in the shearing shed.
Around 50 farmers attended a public meeting in Winton last week organised by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to discuss the the Government review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act...
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.
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.