Deer farmers are dropping hind numbers and swinging towards sheep farming because of falling venison returns.
Docking lambs on Fraser Farm at Waitaki Boys’ High School in Oamaru last week are farm manager Dave Ruddenklau and pupils (from left) Tamatoa Chapman, Liam Mavor and Eli Johnson (all 16).
Herds which have been free of bovine tuberculosis for decades are caught up in a fresh outbreak at Hari Hari.
A spring storm which hit the South during lambing was ‘‘grim’’ but farmers were prepared and have battled worse conditions, the head of Federated Farmers Otago says.
Economists are predicting lamb prices could reach as high as $9.65-$9.75kg as they continue to exceed record highs.
Southern meat processing staff have ‘‘stepped up’’ to continue working during alert levels but global supply chain issues remain.
Some freedoms returned to the South after moving to Delta Alert Level 2 last week. Shawn McAvinue got masked up to visit a sheep sale and a farmers’ market to see how everyone was coping with the...
The agricultural industry is being let down in the environmental regulation space, Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden says.
The fight against unworkable regulations continues and farmers should write a submission on proposed changes to intensive winter grazing regulations, Groundswell NZ co-founder Bryce McKenzie says.
While it is largely business as usual for the region's farmers, Covid-19 is having an impact on the sector.
Farmers’ concerns about the potential impact of Covid-19 remain despite the South moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 today.
The national beef herd is up but the sheep flock is down — hoggets ‘‘substantially’’ in Southland, a survey shows.
When Nigel Woodhead took over the family farm six years ago, it wasn’t in his nature to carry on the operation in the same fashion “and just do what the old man did” and it’s been a big learning...
Ella Zwagerman knew the career to target after a summer job at a meat works, when she had finished at Southland Girls’ High School.
Helping farmers find their “aha moments” was Steven Nichol’s reason for choosing to step away from the day-to-day rigours of running his own farm and set up a farm consultancy business.
Queenstown couple Mike and Gemma Smith are proof there are other ways to make a living in their part of the world than jet-boat rides and pushing tourists off bridges with rubber bands attached.