Farm manager Brendon Wilson did not mince words when he talked to a group of high school teachers last week visiting as part of a group called Teachers Day Out.
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Hard yakka on the rugby paddock translates well to the hard yakka on the farm paddock. Alice Scott caught up with incoming Mitre 10 Cup Otago rugby coach Tom Donnelly and his wife Jacque.
Emily Agnew (16) does not live on a farm, but she is so passionate about dairy farming that she regularly borrows calves to take them to shows to compete in handler competitions.
A productive cow is the dairy world’s equivalent of a triathlete, ruminant nutritionist Andrea Murphy, of Alexandra, says.
Julia and Stewart Eden, of Balfour, were thrilled when their Java South Devon stud heifers and bulls won top honours at the New Zealand Agricultural Show recently.
April 2020 will be the first time the New Zealand Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Championships will be hosted further south than Christchurch.
Ricardo Barcia is passionate about wool and the wool industry, and wants to learn more about fleece preparation before he returns home to Uruguay in March.
Graeme Nicholls was in his late 60s, retired from a career in engineering, and had not long relocated back to the South Island after more than 30 years living in Northland.
Milking once a day year-round has both environmental and financial benefits, Dipton dairy farmer Jim Andrew says.
Four women shearers, including one from Mataura, are aiming to set the first four-stand, lamb shearing world record in Turangi in January.
World champion Central Otago woolhandler Pagan Karauria has completed an historic sequence of three major wins.
Southern Rural Life asks Ollie Knowles, who is DairyNZ’s new Regional Leader Southland, some Leading Questions.
Each issue Southern Rural Life catches up with a local mum to find out what it means to bring kids up the ‘‘Southern way’’.
A food donation initiative has taken off in the rural town of Middlemarch recently as a groundswell of volunteers and donations stream in.
Nic McEwan was destined for a career in contracting. He spent his childhood on the bank of Te Anau’s Upukerora River watching diggers and trucks; these days he’s a driven businessman with a...