Synlait, based halfway between Dunsandel and Rakaia, announced the revised price on Monday morning, ''along with a corresponding decrease in advance rates to farmers'', the notice said.
Fire hydrants fitted to irrigation systems in rural Mid Canterbury are saving the day during a parched summer.
South Canterbury's farming communities are being urged to look after each other as the dry conditions continue, causing stress levels to rise.
South Canterbury and North Otago farmers are battling a difficult season. Reporter SALLY BROOKER investigates.
Farm owners and managers should be educating their staff about fire safety in rural areas as part of their health and safety policy, Ashburton District principal rural fire officer Don Geddes says.
It looks deceptively simple but it has the potential to prevent hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to irrigators.
Arable growers must think beyond individual crops, work in a two to four-year time frame and capture the synergies from one crop to another, Australian researcher John Kirkegaard told those who attended the Foundation for Arable Research's (FAR) field day last week.
Research looking at double cropping barley in one season is being conducted this year.
Spray drift is avoidable, with many technologies available to reduce unwanted drift, regardless of the application.
His lamb might have been judged the most tender and juiciest in Canterbury but Paul Gardner still prefers hogget on his dining table.
Strong winds have again damaged irrigators in Canterbury, but not to the same extent as last year.