North Canterbury school children have once again shown that the future of the rural sector is in safe hands.
Central Rural Life
A Central Otago farm is set to host the National Shearing Circuit finals on Saturday.
Canterbury’s walnut growers are making a living off their nut trees now that they are fully grown.
High hopes the record dairy payout will reach double digits are being tempered by nervousness around farm cost inflation.
Dairy farmers are apprehensive about the Omicron outbreak sweeping into rural areas and putting workers in sick beds.
Stressed-out farmers are being told to pick up the phone if teams fall ill with the Omicron variant.
Beef prices continue to defy gravity as fewer shipments leave shorelines to key export markets.
Canterbury’s white clover crop has borne the brunt of heavy rain with estimated losses as high as 40% spelling trouble for northern hemisphere markets.
Last month’s unseasonal deluge could not have come at a worst time for Canterbury growers, who were in the middle of the important grain and seed harvest.
About 5500 sheep featured at the Omarama Ewe Fair last week and all of them sold, the auctioneer says.
Frank Macfarlane is a president without a show.
The same company that owns Lewis Road Creamery is digging deep to plant native trees across its 19 dairy farms, writes Tim Cronshaw.
Repurposing old pallets into novelty outdoor Christmas decorations has been a sideline hobby of late for Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust welfare co-ordinator Frances Beeston.
Mid Canterbury farmer and independent director Andrew Barlass has been elected to the Ruralco board of directors at the annual meeting.
The Ashburton A&P Association flag flew at half-mast last month after the death of patron Ray Colville.
Mid Canterbury dairy farmer Rebecca Miller and Mt Hutt Ski Area have won their respective category awards at the Westpac Champion Business Awards.
High beef prices show no sign of slowing as cattle numbers come under pressure globally.
A shortage of experienced agricultural machinery operators for the summer season is putting pressure on farmers and rural contractors.
Farm foresters aren’t rushing out to cut down trees despite a shortage of housing materials because of a building boom.
Two Romneys each made $3000 to top the Letham family’s on-farm two-tooth ram sale in front of a packed-out wool shed.