Showtime is a family affair for the Ashworths of Ohoka, near Rangiora.
Canadian Angus Association president Kevin Blair says young people need to be encouraged to see agriculture as a ''noble career''.
Spraying of roadsides on State Highway 77 between Ashburton and Methven is due to start this month in a move to prevent the plant pest black grass becoming established in New Zealand.
West Australian shearer Damien Boyle was delighted to win the New Zealand Merino shearing open title for the fourth consecutive time in Alexandra on October 5 at the New Zealand Merino Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
Hawkes Bay shearer Cam Ferguson won his second Spring Shears title in Waimate on Saturday. Ferguson had the fastest time of 16min 51sec in the six-man final, shearing 16 full-woolled ewes.
A number of issues are facing New Zealand seed producers over the next 10 years, delegates to the International Herbage Seed Group workshop in Methven have heard.
Irrigation New Zealand has joined forces with other specialists to help Canterbury farmers who have storm-damaged irrigators manage without water as the race to complete repairs continues.
Grass-fed black cattle will be centre of attention for more than 100 visitors to the South Island next week.
An international forum will showcase much of what makes New Zealand a prime spot for prime breeds. Ruth Grundy looks at the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum.
Canterbury councils and farmers are facing huge bills and losses after last month's storm sent hundreds of hectares of trees crashing to the ground.
Otago people are being asked to keep an eye out for rooks.
There are only 10 days left for the manuka honey industry to have its say on what guidelines should be used to define its product.
Dairy farmers are being urged to look for signs of Theileria infection and anaemia in their cows.
Kaiapoi alpaca breeder Kit Johnson is looking forward to opening the World Alpaca Expo and Conference in Hamilton this weekend.
An irrigation project taking Waitaki River water further into South Canterbury is gathering momentum.
Earthquake support is still needed in Canterbury, says Rural Women.
Last year's winner says the Canterbury A&P Show's mint lamb competition is a good indicator for the sheep industry.
Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Ltd (BCI) is looking forward to expanding during the coming year, following the granting of consents for land use and nutrient discharge.
Last week's storm has given farmers another chance to assess contingency plans to cope with adverse events.
Confidence in the Canterbury rural property market is high, driven by dairying.