Three new oat cultivars have been developed by the Oat Industry Group, says East Chatton oat farmer and group chairman Graeme Gardyne.
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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.
There will be a new trophy and a new event at this year's New Zealand Merino Shearing championships, to be held in Alexandra later this month, organising committee member Graeme Bell says.
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara asked DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Deer Industry New Zealand for their thoughts about the new animal welfare regulations, which will be in place...
Although many people think a forestry site would be filled with blokes with chainsaws swung over their backs, that’s no longer the case. Reporter Ella Stokes caught up with Tony Gamble, from...
Kiwi farmers are being urged to check safety measures around farmhouses and effluent ponds after the tragic death of a 4-year-old boy on Saturday on the West Coast.
Eleven dairy cows were electrocuted when lines on an ageing power pole broke and fell onto live 400 volt lines sparking concerns unmaintained lines across Northland could kill again.
A lack of concern for the environment from ''corporate farm owners'' in Southland and Otago is of ''huge concern'' to anglers and farmers alike, the New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers says.
Farmers ‘‘misusing’’ the Otago Central Rail Trail have been slammed by the Department of Conservation and Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust.
A sheep shot through the head near Dunedin has made a stunning recovery and continues to raise her three lambs.
The latest livestock killings on the Taieri have local farmers "scared stiff", as those responsible for mass stock shootings earlier this year remain at large.
A Southland farm's "Kiwi as" animal transporter has warmed the hearts of New Zealanders after an image of the "Lambulance" was posted online.
A new online programme for farmers and shearers aimed at reducing injuries in the woolshed will improve productivity and safety for everyone who works in the sheds, Southland farmer Bronwyn...
Aquaculture and salmon husbandry, sounds exciting but what about working outdoors where you may have to work alongside dolphins, sharks or even kiwis?