There has been strong growth by the honey industry during the past few years but with demand and prices dropping by as much as 50% compared to the previous season, there will be belt tightening and...
Southern Rural Life
Toko Mouth farmer Simon Davies was voted in unopposed for his second term as the Otago Federated Farmers' president during the Federated Farmers' Otago provincial annual meeting in Alexandra on...
Summerfruit New Zealand (SNZ) is planning to spend nearly $17 million during the next seven years to grow the summerfruit industry.
The orchard of the future will be highly digitised and more productive, with fruit being grown in a protected environment and tended by robots, says Plant and Food Research (PFR) scientist Dr Jill...
Gore dairy farm manager James Matheson (25) was named runner-up in the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards' Dairy Manager of the Year competition in Wellington on Saturday night.
Although the Leask family has been farming near Omakau for 154 years, they cannot officially prove it.
Farm Fresh South is a boutique dairy farm at Woodlands, specialising in raw milk sales.
Two Southland raw milk producers believe current sale and transport regulations are limiting their ability to expand their business and they have told the Government that.
Kaitangata dairy farmer Stephen Korteweg thought the Federated Farmers Otago annual meeting in Alexandra on Friday night would be business as usual, but he was in for a surprise.
There is a perception that careers in the primary sector are just about farming, wearing gumboots and hard physical work in the rain, Primary Industry Capability Alliance (PICA) chief executive...
When huntaway dog Ben did not come home three months after going missing in the hills above Earnscleugh Station, his owner had to assume he was dead.
After losing his dog on Earnscleugh Station, George Sheild could not believe it when his huntaway was found alive — one year later.
Even though site bookings for the 2020 Southern Field Days only opened at noon last Friday secretary Sharon Paterson has already received more than 150.
Dr Helen Paterson is looking forward to her next delivery, her brand new mobile health clinic mobile home, which is expected to arrive in Dunedin today.
Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards regional supreme winners Travis Leslie and Catriona Cunningham will host a field day on Landcorp's Kepler Farm, near Te Anau, tomorrow.
Information overload, too many choices and too much technology and time in front of a screen can make the brain struggle to cope, says resilience coach Lance Burdett.
Before long, it may be possible to electronically track each individual stick of deer velvet back from the marketplace to the farm of origin.
Pollution levels for nitrate-nitrogen and E. coli and turbidity trends are continuing to worsen in Canterbury, the recently released Environment Aotearoa report says, but Environment Canterbury...
Rural contractors can learn about changes to employment law, transport legislation and agricultural chemical application rules at the Rural Contractors New Zealand's (RCNZ) roadshows this month.
Rabobank is forecasting a $7.15/kgMS farmgate payout for the 2019/2020 season but an Ettrick dairy farmer is more cautious and is not ''counting his chickens'' until Fonterra makes its official...