Six finalists have been named in this year’s Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
Lucas Smith may have been the worst shepherd ever to set foot on Simons Hill Station but the experience proved life-changing.
A Clyde resident did what his boss asked, and is now Central Otago's young cellarhand of the year.
Millers Flat hosted the first of four groups of farmers visiting from overseas on Monday.
The underdogs of the show jumping world, Kace and owner Kimberleigh McCabe, of Gorge Road, Mataura, have had quite a journey in the past six years
As the sheep have gone to the hills, Te Rae Genetics has diversified its operation to move with the times.
Southern farmers are continuing to make health and safety a key focus of their farming practices, with only one recorded fatality in the agriculture sector in Otago/Southland last year.
Dairy prices fell 3.2% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction. The expected drop was driven by better-than-expected New Zealand summer production.
The trend of firmer dairy product prices ended at the GlobalDairyTrade auction, but economists expect Fonterra to lift its price forecast.
Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new world solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing record after a tally of 605 in a woolshed north of Gore.
Otago dairy farming leaders joined their counterparts from throughout the country at the recent annual Dairy Environment Leaders Forum in Wellington.
The geep might have been a sheep but an odd-looking animal found on the Taieri a few years ago helped spur some interesting research.
The World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships proved an ideal forum to seek feedback on a new online resource for shearing contractors and farmers.
For the first time in five years the price of lamb has gone up from January to February, delivering farmers an unseasonal boost to earnings for this time of year.
For Milton farmer Nigel Woodhead (28) there was no pre-wedding gift quite like becoming Young Farmer of the Year for the lower South Island.
A Wanaka landowner has been fined $20,000 and ordered to carry out about $100,000 of replanting after admitting illegally clearing indigenous vegetation last year.
A founding feature of North Otago farm life is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is hopeful that the invasive plant pest blackgrass can be managed to extinction in New Zealand.
It might still be early days but Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean Hamilton is confident of an improved financial performance this year.
The 2016-17 season average lamb price is shaping up to be a bit over $5 per kg, economists predict.