New Zealand's average dairy herd size has tripled in the past 30 seasons on the back of dairy expansion in the South Island, DairyNZ figures show.
Southern Rural Life
Aparima sharemilker Luke Templeton says while progress has been made on water quality issues on farms, addressing climate change issues remains a future challenge for the farming sector.
The Lawrence Gymkhana Club was one of the 50 groups which got funding in the Otago Community Trust’s final funding round of 2018. The funding will be used to help upgrade the club’s...
Although the Mental Health Foundation says the Government's inquiry into mental health and addiction report, which was released last week, is good overall, the organisation says the report did not...
He Ara Oranga, the Government’s mental health and addiction inquiry report was released last week. The 219-page report made about 40 recommendations and examined all aspects of mental health in New...
It has been a great year for Valli Vineyards' winemaker and wine judge Jen Parr.
Central Otago farmers have their own way of speaking, which makes it interesting for Uruguayan students Lorena Andiarena (21) and Ana Goncalvez (24).
DairyNZ is carrying out a labour market survey in Southland and Canterbury in an effort to identify the extent of the labour shortage problem faced by farmers in both areas, and to try to identify any bottlenecks in hiring.
Siobhan Griffin has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to grazing management techniques and how to build topsoil.
Rebecca Stewart, of Mosgiel, is passionate about Clydesdale horses and has recently started entering competitions with them.
Taking land and water research and making it relevant and practical to farmers is the task that Southland applied research group Land & Water Science has set for itself.
Research on dryland plants like Dorycnium, Saltbush and Sheep's Burnet, which was carried out in Central Otago between 10 and 20 years ago, showed those plants had the potential to be ideal forage...
Sarah Perriam heard a story recently about a group of young shepherds working in the tailing pens on a property in the North Island who started discussing the recently launched Will To Live campaign.
Improvement to water quality and management of the environment in the Aparima catchment will take a big step forward on Tuesday with the launch of the Aparima Community Environment (Ace) Project.
Farms affected by the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak are beginning to come out the other side and are able to resume normal farming activity, Ministry for Primary Industries Invercargill regional...
Gill Naylor, of Becks, is Rural Women New Zealand's new environmental spokeswoman.
Regenerative farming is all about starting from the bottom up, a Waiwera South farmer says.
Otago and Southland experienced last week some of the highest November rainfall on record and downpours at this time of the year are set to become more common.
Following the heavy rain in the region last week, some Teviot Valley orchardists are reporting damage to about half of their early ripening cherry crop.
For sheep and beef farmer Simon Davies of Toko Mouth it is not a matter of ‘‘if’’ the Alpine Fault will shift, but ‘‘when’’.