There is increasing interest from young people keen to work in the wool-harvesting industry, Elite Wool Industry Training managing director Tom Wilson says.
Organisers of this year’s Central Otago Merino Junior Judging Day were delighted when they received 18 entries for this year’s competition at Earnscleugh Station.
Steve Smith is a busy man with a keen interest in environmental protection, and he sees his current role as "shining the torch around in the shadow".
Following the advice of his wife, Sarah, to work smarter not harder, Shaun Tauti has two full-time jobs — and he is thriving on the challenges.
Proposed safety regulations for dams are "scary", Central Otago farmers’ Otago Water Resource Users Group (OWRUG) chairman Ken Gillespie says.
Calving is Brooke Flett’s favourite time of the year, especially as she does it in summer rather than in the cold and wet.
Farmers’ apathy is the industry’s biggest threat and many sit back and let someone else get involved, Southern South Island Farmer Council chairman Bill McCall says.
Little Valley Station hosted its merino ewe and lamb sale on site last Wednesday followed by Matangi Station next door and Galloway Station down the road later in the day.
It will be a variation on "surf and turf" for visitors to Colin Phillips’ Fern Hill Limousin Stud at Tuatapere this month.
Research updates and outcomes will be the main focus during the Southern Dairy Hub field day on March 10.
At three-quarters of a tonne with one blue eye and one brown one, size 9 shoes and a liking for hats, Buster the 12-year-old Clydesdale was popular at the Mt Benger A&P Show at the weekend.
Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) president Kyle Baxter warned members to expect delays in global manufacturing as well as shipping delays this year.
It is not looking pretty for fencing prices, Fencing Contractors Association New Zealand board member Shane Beets says.