Health and safety is not about putting a high visibility cone at ‘‘every pot hole’’ or ‘‘micro-managing every man and his dog’’, WorkSafe inspector Karl Sankey says.
Southern Rural Life
Moa Flat farmer Cam Bain says he is always working to perfect his dog training skills, mostly out of necessity: ‘‘chasing a mob of lambs around on foot sucks.’’
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has announced the members of a new action group tasked with implementing recommendations to improve animal welfare in winter grazing systems.
Horsepower of a different kind greeted riders on the final day of the Goldfields Cavalcade to Patearoa.
Imagine a breed of sheep that requires no dagging, shearing, vaccinations or dipping. It is highly fertile, lives a reproductive life of 15 years or more and puts all of its energy into producing...
Four farming operations are contenders in this year’s Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards function in Invercargill on April 3.
Five finalists have been named in this year’s Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards function in the Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, on April 2.
Still slightly dusty from a Friday night post-field days ‘‘debrief’’, Southern Field Days president Warren Ross answered his phone on Sunday evening for what was quite possibly the thousandth time...
Strath Taieri Young Farmers Club hosted its annual Speed Shear Competition last Saturday evening. A big crowd enjoyed the entertainment on stage — including MC Tom McCone’s one-liners. Alice Scott...
Silver Fern Farms has confirmed its mothballed Fairton plant and surrounding land is going to be sold.
While Southland farmers have been left with quite the mess to mop up from last week’s deluge, the storm had lost its sting as it moved north, leaving Otago farmers a little more fortunate.
Things got interesting for the Southern Field Days crew as more than 150mm of rain fell in Gore at the beginning of last week — which coincided with vendors also trying to get to the site to set up...
Life moves at a million miles an hour for Clachanburn’s John Falconer. Thank goodness, he says, wife Mary is there to keep her foot on the brake ‘‘just ever so slightly.’’
Flooding and heavy rain did not prevent commercial buyers from attending the second of two merino ram sales at Earnscleugh Station near Alexandra last week.
Earnscleugh Station owners Alistair and Duncan Campbell have achieved a milestone — breeding a merino sheep that has produced an ultra-fine 10 micron fleece.
The Chittock name is well-known in southern circles for farming, good-natured banter and being particularly lucky when the odds are stacked against them. But three Chittock sisters are mixing that...
From working the handpiece to walking the corridors ... Alice Scott talks to Bob Tamepo about his interesting and varied career path both in and out of the rural sector.
The annual Palmerston-Waihemo A&P Show was held in Palmerston on Saturday, followed by a car show at the showgrounds on Sunday.