The Government’s Action Plan for Healthy Waterways proposal includes tighter restrictions for farmers, including restrictions on land intensification, improvements to "risky" farm...
We take a look at what some of the key industry players are saying about the proposed freshwater changes.
When the winners of the Central Otago Awards' business excellence award heard about their success, they were on a yacht cruising around the Greek Islands.
Entries are open for the highlight of the merino shearing year - the 58th annual Merino Shears competition.
There has always been a "Stuart" involved or competing in the annual Merino Shears competition during the 58 years it has been held in Alexandra.
Augustines of Central founder and Food Award finalist Gus Hayden, of Wanaka, is bottling "nostalgia".
People who volunteer to sit on local committees "keep the wheels turning," in farming communities, says 90-year-old Daphne Crawford.
DairyNZ and research partners including Lincoln University are exploring flexible milking options, including variations of three milkings over two days, which some Southland dairy farms are already...
Simon and Hilary Vallely are passionate about dairying.
Fonterra's Edendale site intends to reduce its annual water usage by 750 million litres by 2030 as part of the co-operative's sustainability strategy.
Although Matthew Day comes from an Auckland ''townie'' background, he knew he wanted to go farming - and the move has paid off.
Southland farmers took advantage of the Agrecovery ''one-stop shop'' pilot rural waste management event at Limehills last week.
Viticulturalist Simon Gourley, of Domaine Thomson, Cromwell, is this year’s national Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year.
Extensive data analysis, together with practical experience and encouraging natural animal behaviour, has meant improved growth rates and higher per hectare production for award-winning farm...
Fonterra wants to see all its farm suppliers with a Farm Environment Plan by 2025 and as at the end of its financial year (July 31), 14% of its Otago and Southland suppliers have one.
Fonterra's Edendale site intends to reduce its annual water usage by 750 million litres by 2030, as part of the co-operative's sustainability strategy.
Marsh's Honey, of Ettrick, is the only commercial honey producer in the South Island to use Hivemind high-tech equipment in beehives to determine which bees got up earlier and worked harder.
Additional funding for training, and more formal certification to show training standards have been met, are needed in the wool industry, says shearing contractor Dion Morrell, of Alexandra.
As breeders of Simmentals for 38 years, Warren and Steph Burgess, of Beresford Simmental Stud, Puketiro, were not surprised when the breed did well in the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand Beef...
''Hitting the play button'' will begin shortly for a research project that will look at developing best practice methods for wintering sheep on crop.