Agri Training students will have practical, hands-on training to complement their classroom work when the Mid Canterbury facility opens next year.
Central Rural Life
Fairlie ram breeder David Giddings was thrilled with his Meadowslea ram sale result, in Fairlie. Strong sheepmeat prices and confidence in the sheep industry were reflected with spirited bidding at...
The farmer who topped the recent Christchurch ram fair with a Suffolk is just as fond of the Corriedale breed.
Chris and Anne-Marie Allen opened their doors to about 40 Canterbury teachers and industry representatives recently to give them insight into a farm working to good management practice.
Mid Canterbury agricultural teachers recently took part in a rural field trip, joining other teachers from around Canterbury to visit agricultural businesses and two farm operations.
Strong commodity prices are not enough to make farmers happy, DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle says.
Getting children on to farms is one of the aspirations of a new partnership between Canterbury’s two universities.
Buyers from across New Zealand are expected to make a pilgrimage to the Hakataramea Valley next month.
The Lethams, of Hermiston Letham Rams at Mitcham, north of Ashburton, held their first on-farm ram sale last month.
North Otago farmers Murray and Gaynor Smith say they feel like they’ve been branded ‘‘unclean’’ as a result of being caught up in the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak.