Up to 100 students from throughout Central and North Otago will be able to learn more about the career options available to them in agriculture during a field day at Mt Grand Station, near Lake...
Southern Rural Life
Mark and Madeline Anderson are trialing a pasture mix that includes sunflowers as a method of soil regeneration and as an alternative polyculture forage on their Waiwera Gorge dairy farm.
If Armageddon happened Barb Peel said she and husband Stuart would be ''alright'' on their Raes Junction farm.
Wild Earth Wines' success at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards earlier this month proves Central Otago wines can age gracefully, marketing and sales manager Elbert Jolink says.
The need for farmers to engage directly with their end consumers was the key refrain at DairyNZ's Spotlight on Future of Southern Farming event in Invercargill last Thursday.
Beekeepers have until March 22 to make a submission on a proposal to replace the American Foulbrood Apiary and Beekeeper Levy with a Hive and Beekeeper Levy.
''Don't touch the ears'' is the not so subtle message from the donkey that approaches when I move into the paddock.
Molecular biologist Bryan Williams paid for his Otago University studies by working in a shearing gang.
A pilot project helping farmers make the most of the One Billion Trees Fund has generated a lot of interest.
Not all sheep studs have to be massive operations, and Duane Davis' South Suffolk operation on a lifestyle block on the outskirts of Mataura is a good example of this.
''What is the question I am going to be asked in five or 10 years time?''
A reminder that farming is not just about profit was one of the important takeaways for Rockley Angus stud farmer Katherine McCallum after she attended the GenAngus Future Leaders programme in...
Selecting deer with natural resistance to internal parasites could be the next tool for deer farmers in their search for better growth rates and ways to reduce the use of drenches in their animals...
A retired Southland stock agent with 40 years' experience in the industry, who did not wish to be named, said it was high time there was some regulation in the sector.
When you use the word ''lean'' in the farming area, it's usually applied in the context of meat and fat content, but a Lean system developed for dairy farmers is something else entirely.
Farmers are able to apply for grants to subsidise their tree planting programmes through the One Billion Trees initiative, which was launched in November.
Apiculture New Zealand will continue to focus on bee health and education as part of its strategies for the good of the sector, despite the majority of commercial beekeepers' voting ''no'' to the...
Some of the latest in New Zealand and Dutch pipfruit sorting and packing technology has been installed in an Ettrick packhouse, encouraging greater efficiencies and productivity, without losing staff.
The rain stayed away and the people came to the 151st annual Southland A&P Show at Donovan Park in Invercargill on Saturday.
It was 20 years ago last week when Central Otago firefighters had to deal with two large fires, in the Waikerikeri Valley and Springvale area and in the Gorge Creek/Fruitlands area.