A Palmerston ploughman who has fostered his craft across the world is now a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Southern Rural Life
The Otago Southland province winter grazing intervention group has only been in place for about three weeks and has already had two cases referred to it.
The top price for an Angus bull offered by Earnscleugh Station during its 35th annual bull sale last week was $15,000.
A group of southern farmers is working towards improving production — without the need for more land or higher inputs — by achieving 150% hogget lambing.
Several seasons of strong export returns have left New Zealand’s venison farmers well positioned to overcome the severe trade disruptions resulting from Covid-19, Rabobank animal proteins analyst...
A catalogue of approved animal species for human consumption has been issued by the People’s Republic of China.
New Zealand Deer Farmers Association chairman John Somerville wants to see more young people entering the deer industry.
Open Country Dairy is undergoing a major expansion at its Awaroa site in Southland, adding 50% to its manufacturing capacity.
Otago sharemilkers Matt and Ella King have had three years at Clinton and three at Heriot and are now setting up at Clydevale.
Covid-19 restrictions meant changes to the way the Otago and Southland Federated Farmers provincial annual meetings and officer elections were held.
High clearance rates as part of the region’s bull sales to date are ‘‘pleasing’’, PGG Wrightson livestock genetics representative Callum McDonald says.
Outgoing Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards regional co-ordinator Tracie Donelley has always been impressed by how dedicated and passionate the entrants are about their farms.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) has been working alongside the Ministry for Primary Industries, Federated Farmers, DairyNZ, Deer Industry New Zealand and AgFirst to set up and run an industry...
Fraser and Susie Fletcher were delighted with the outcome of their second on-farm Glendhu Shorthorn stud bull sale near Heriot last week.
John and Tracey Cochrane, from Delmont Angus, at Kuriwao, were thrilled with their bull sale result — with a complete clearance of 27 bulls for a top price of $13,600 and an average of $8074.
Farmers in Coastal Otago and Clutha will be able to do some pre-winter clearing, now that Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) has moved the areas to an open fire season.