Ellie Braddock hopes her passion for horses will take her to Australia next year. The Rangiora rider and Amberley's Bonnie Farrant have been selected in the New Zealand young riders under-21 squad to prepare for the transtasman three-day event against Australia in June next year.
Work to harvest this season's merino wool clip is well under way in the high country.
A South Canterbury orchardist has created a new icon on State Highway 1 to sell his fruit.
The spring flush has come early in North Otago.
A Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) spokesman says the ministry has been using various means to educate backyard pig farmers about their biosecurity obligations and the precautions they must take before feeding food waste to pigs.
Rural sector employers say they need to take a united stand against employing those who choose to work under the influence alcohol or drugs, putting safety and the business at risk.
The National Beekeepers' Association has declared August Bee Aware month. The work of bees as pollinators and producers of honey contributes about $5 billion to the New Zealand economy.
The Shearing Sports New Zealand team has won the final match to draw the eight-match series in its 2013 Elders Primary Wool UK Tour, albeit with a little help from a friend.
Canterbury milk powder exporter Synlait Milk is optimistic in the wake of the Fonterra contamination scare.
Canterbury farmers are hoping the weather does not take a turn for the worse before lambing.
Crown research institute AgResearch announced major restructuring plans last Wednesday.
Young judges of merino sheep from throughout Canterbury have been vying for a chance to contest this year's Canterbury A&P Show junior merino judging title.
Up-and-coming Holstein Friesian breeder Philippa Trounce doesn't say a lot, but her email moniker - cow mad - is something of a giveaway about her emphasis in life.
The popularity of the Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards has grown enormously in its second year, its organisers say.
A recent study has confirmed this past season's drought as one of the most extreme on record.
The Waianakarua River catchment in North Otago has high water quality, a study shows.
A Mangere couple are this year's recipients of the horticultural industry's premier award - the Bledisloe Cup - acknowledging their decades of ''selfless service'' to the industry.
Federated Farmers is keeping a close watch on Synlait Milk Ltd.
The Government's announcement it will work with regional councils to implement changes to freshwater management policy has been welcomed by Otago.
Tips on how to develop and retain staff on dairy farms were given at a South Island Dairy Event workshop.