Ashburton arable farmer Eric Watson has taken out the Guinness World Record for the Highest wheat yield for the second time, beating his former record crop density by 607 kilograms per hectare.
A wool working group has finally released its long-awaited report, saying it believes natural fibres are "on the cusp of a renaissance" and a new approach is needed.
National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests chairman Craig Smith says the big thing missing from the wool working group’s report is an action plan to deliver the recommendations.
The inspection regime in Otago for dairy farm compliance with environmental regulations was disrupted by Covid-19 but — of the farms audited in the past year — few fell foul of the rules.
A “crazy big” Angus steer who has wandered the mountainous Hurunui back country for nearly 13 years has returned home.
Both tahr and deer numbers are now spiralling out of control in Westland, according to Conservation Authority member, Dr Gerry McSweeney.
A Central Otago lamb has been found to feature in a film following last week’s shout out in the Otago Daily Times.
Entries are open for the annual Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials, which will be held at the Agricentre on the Southern Field Days’ site at Waimumu on August 9, 10 and 11.
Southland/Otago contract milkers Samuel and Karen Bennett placed third in the Share Farmer category at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday night.
Fresh sets of eyes over their dairy farm during the judging process was a bonus for Sandra and Chris Campbell when they entered the Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA).
Waimumu sheep and beef farmers Jason and Debbie Smith have a "take it as it comes" approach to farming and it is paying off — despite their operation being affected by Covid-19.
Dairy farmers Esmerelda and Michael Duffin looked at diversification to gain equity, rather than than taking the usual career route within the industry.
Three Otago and Southland sheep studs have contributed rams to a low input sheep progeny study, which they say will help to "future-proof the sheep industry".
Invercargill agricultural contractor Daryl Thompson is more than "extremely worried" about finding enough skilled and experienced staff to operate his expensive equipment for the coming season.
Michael Grimes and Caolan Duffy only planned to be in New Zealand for six months, working for an Alexandra contractor, but they are unable to return home to Ireland.
Twenty-five years ago Peter Clulee says pregnancy scanning ewes was "like watching paint dry" for the farmer.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spoken about primary industry opportunities on which New Zealand needs to capitalise.
WATCH: More than 20 well-drilled ploughmen took part in the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club ploughing match late last month.