A New Zealand record was set when a Brock Deer velvet stag sold for $102,000 at the on-farm sale at Merino Downs last Wednesday night.
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After more than 40 years of breeding South Suffolks, Trevor and Doris McCall have decided to pass their Myola stud on to their grandson, Matt.
Weaning has been off to a late start for most in the South Island, Silver Fern Farms head of communications and sustainability manager Justin Courtney said last week.
Summer arrived weeks later than usual, and the poor start to the season meant both contractors and farmers working long hours to catch up on cultivation, baleage and silage-making, making hay while...
Many a farmer through Central and Eastern Otago will know Jeremy Hore as the bloke that dropped off drench, picked up sick dogs and advised on animal health products in his sales role for a...
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara attended the Netherdale Red Deer Stud sale at Balfour on January 15.
East Otago farmer Will Heckler has found a handy mode of transport for getting to the beach and back from his Karitane holiday house: a vintage tractor.
‘‘It’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it’ — words that couldn’t be more true than for woolshed cleaner Rodney Robinson.
It was a big day for 14-year-old Charis Morrell, of Alexandra, when she won the junior woolhandling final at the Southland Shears and New Zealand Crossbred Lambs shearing and woolhandling...
Port Molyneux dairy farmers Tim and Katy Button were delighted when their Ayrshire cow won the Ayrshire New Zealand South Island championship title recently.
Each month Southern Rural Life catches up with a young person, out there and getting among it all. This week we talk to Isabelle Guise and Dashane Du Plessis
Southland-Otago has topped the country with record entries in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA).
Accommodation will be in demand in Gore and surrounding areas in May by spectators, supporters and competitors involved in the New Zealand and South Island dog trial competitions.
Although it is only a couple of weeks into the Otago and Southland ram sales season, early indicators are the numbers are looking good for buyers and sellers.
It seems somewhat contradictory to talk about mental health and how one can get through one’s demons without talking about it. Alice Scott talked to Laura Douglas about her mental health journey.
Palmerston sheep dog trainer and triallist Lloyd Smith has released a second edition of his book Pup Pen to Paddock.