Selecting a ram from figures in a database is a ‘‘bone of contention’’ for some older farmers, an East Otago stud breeder says.
Outbreaks of a pasture-damaging pest are more prevalent in the South because of drier summers, a scientist says.
There is a saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but after turning to pet food production after 50 years of farming, John Newlands may beg to differ. He talks to Ashley Smyth about how...
Hospice Southland volunteer co-ordinator Jody Forbes (left) and events co-ordinator Suzanne Prentice (second from left) take time out of the running of the Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials, held...
Grain farmer Anthony Hampton has timed the final sowing of wheat on his Lauriston farm to perfection.
Flood recovery works are ongoing in Mid Canterbury as farmers and landowners deal with the impact of district-wide flooding four months ago.
Business is booming since a transtasman partnership bought an organic market garden in North Otago. Shawn McAvinue talks to Organic Solutions co-founder James Porteous about adding value to his...
Deer farmers are dropping hind numbers and swinging towards sheep farming because of falling venison returns.
Jake Jarman has been on a roller-coaster ride since winning FMG Young Farmer of the Year grand final in Christchurch in July.
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).
Well-known Canterbury farmer Gavin King was killed on Friday after being trapped by a tree. The week before his death he spoke to reporter Susan Sandys about his love of mountain climbing, farming and Mt Everest.
It is a Central Otago fashion collection with a twist — avante garde New Zealand garments from the 1970s and ’80s amassed by a Central Otago farmer.
When 10-year-old Eddie Weir put his spade in the ground near Patearoa on Wednesday, it was a historic moment for the Tiaki Maniototo — Protection Maniototo project.
Agricultural Minister Damien O’Connor has defended criteria for funding relief for flood-affected farmers in Canterbury.