Shortages in the veterinary profession mean existing staff are working harder over longer hours and are under more stress.
A trip to Wellington as part of the Meat Industry Association scholarship programme helped convince Ella Zwagerman she was on the right career path.
A Wanaka activewear company has donated cotton underwear to Women’s Refuge.
Dairy farm owner and cherry orchardist Raewyn van Gool is one of the three new Otago Community Trust trustees.
Before she met her dairy farmer partner, hairdresser Ashleigh Sinclair did not own a pair of gumboots and was scared of cows.
It is "Unfinished business" for this year’s round of New Zealand Young Farmers’ Clubs’ district skills days.
When Colin "Mouse" O’Neill first considered setting up as a shearing contractor five years ago, he knew it was a big risk, and he had his family’s future at stake.
Incidences of salmonella have increased this spring in Western Southland.
New national freshwater regulations will be discussed at a second meeting to be hosted by Environment Southland in Invercargill and via Zoom on Friday.
New Zealanders are being urged to ‘‘Bee a Hero’’ and champion the cause of our honey producers and pollinators this month. Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara talks to Megan Young who,...
Southern wool classers have received a big tick for their efforts to reduce contamination in wool bales.
Last spring was a "perfect storm" for farmers, and this spring Otago and Southland farmers are urged to prepare feed budgets so they are better prepared to deal with any feed deficit that might...
Nearly 100 farmers were the first in the country to "play" with a new ram breeder selection tool during a Beef+Lamb New Zealand Otago Farming for Profit meeting in Clinton recently.
Maggie Ruddenklau received her $1500 tertiary scholarship from the Upper Clutha A&P Society last year, at exactly the right time.
Matakanui Station owner Andrew Paterson estimates it will cost him about $1.6 million to comply with the new freshwater rules for fencing off waterways on his Central Otago hill country property.
The Lawrence Lions Club has postponed the 2021 Lawrence McKeown Farmarama until 2023, due to Covid-19 uncertainty.
Shelli and Steve Mears have taken their passion for dairying in a whole new direction.
"It has always been our goal to give back to an industry that we have loved," Southland farmer Jeanette Topham says.
For Makarewa dairy farmer Amy Johnston, ad-libbing saves money and time and she says "it’s liberating".
Three catchment group co-ordinators and a catchment group lead have started connecting and supporting the 23 Southland catchment groups as part of their new roles with Thriving Southland.