Otago has recorded a bounce in farm sales during the past three months, but overall the market is down more than 18% against the previous July.
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A sweeping cull of at least 17,500 Himalayan mountain tahr proposed by the Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, has outraged some recreational hunters in Otago.
South Island farmers are being warned to prepare as one of the biggest polar blasts of the year edges closer.
From training dogs as a youngster to having success at a national dog trialling level, Steve Kerr knows a thing or two about getting the best from a working dog.
Mid Canterbury crop farmers were among a group of 30 Australasian growers who recently spent two weeks in Europe as part of a grains knowledge tour organised by agribusiness banking specialist...
The day after the earthquake which devastated their community, John and Tish Ballagh met friends at the Hororata Cafe.
Anglers are being reminded to do their bit to help with the eradication of Mycoplasma bovis in the latest Fish & Game regulation booklet.
Dave O'Donnell has been an Ashburton District Council water ranger for more than a quarter of a century.
The absence of cattle classes at next month's Rangiora show means young people will take centre-stage, showing their handling and stock judging skills.
Fuel thefts from a North Otago farm last week highlight the need for farmers to be security-conscious.
A Government emissions report recommendation that land planted in forests will need to increase massively by between 1.3million and 2.8million hectares is causing ripples of concern among sheep and...
Three new oat cultivars have been developed by the Oat Industry Group, says East Chatton oat farmer and group chairman Graeme Gardyne.
After being missed in the recent roll-out of the Mobile Black Spot Fund programme, residents in Waitahuna are calling for improvements.
Beverages, nutraceuticals, and other products made from oats grown in Southland will be available to the Asian Pacific and United States markets in late 2019 or early 2020, says Venture Southland...
Attracting skilled workers to the dairy industry and environmental issues are two key concerns of Hadleigh Germann , of Aparima, Federated Farmers Southland's new dairy group chairman.
New Zealand's longest-running agricultural contest, the FMG Young Farmer of the Year, is set to undergo a major overhaul.