A sales pitch states a purebred Texel ram produces lambs with the ‘‘get up and go’’ and determination to ‘‘survive and thrive’’ in difficult environmental conditions. Shawn McAvinue asks Southern Texel Breeders’ Club members showing their rams at an open day in Gore last week what gives you the get up and go to continue to survive and thrive in the Texel breeding industry?
New Zealand Fish & Game Council’s Ray Grubb says it is time for the organisation to modernise. He explains his goals with Wanaka reporter Marjorie Cook.
In a series, Shawn McAvinue talks to southern farmers doing their part to control the rabbit population. This week he speaks to the Gunn family, of Coal Creek.
The southern rodeo season hangs in the balance as organisers weigh up whether they can operate under new Covid-19 crowd restrictions following a string of cancellations.
Farmers are facing delays in getting stock to the works as the brakes well and truly come off the cattle kill.
With many A&P shows cancelled, or not open to the public this year, the Royal Agricultural Society is calling for Government support.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the growing chorus of voices against unchecked carbon farming cannot be ignored and urgent solutions are needed before more damage is done to rural communities.
Steve Kerr and Russell Smillie first met when they were both working on a stud farm in North Canterbury many years ago.
Neither drizzle nor the pandemic could dampen spirits at the South Otago A&P Show in Balclutha on Saturday.
Super exciting. That’s how Helen Sanders describes New Zealand’s inaugural Crankworx Summer Series, which started at Matangi Station Mountain Bike Park at the weekend.
One of the South Island’s biggest agricultural shows will go ahead next year, bucking the trend of widespread cancellations of A&P shows around the country.
The Central Otago cherry season is about to start in earnest with early ripening varieties available for picking from Saturday.
The death by suicide of a family member is a driving force behind a Dunedin woman launching a surfing programme to improve the mental health of farmers.