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.
Southern Rural Life
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.
Close to $50,000 is expected to be raised from the 24-hour Shear-a-thon at Wohelo Station, near Heriot, on Waitangi Day, more than $36,000 coming from the shearing alone.
This year marks 155 years since the Palmerston Waihemo A&P Society was established and secretary Maria Barta says the committee has worked hard to come up with novel and new classes and events...
Long-time Lawrence Rodeo Club committee member Kura Kenny was farewelled with a minute of silence at the club’s recent rodeo.
Forget gaming or other sedentary pastimes, young Ferndale lad George McFadzien has found a much more adrenaline-filled activity. Southern Rural Life talks to George about his foray into the rodeo...
The timing was ‘‘a bit of a bugger’’ for Lee Stream’s Rob Sutton at his stock clearing sale last week as the value of his capital ewe stock plummeted by about $70 a ewe.
Alvin Catto was looking to buy a loading ramp at Rob Sutton’s clearing sale last week and he also went home with 340 ewes.
When teenagers head off to boarding school, a new chapter opens for the loved ones they leave behind. Southern Rural Life reporter Alice Scott talks to a seasoned parent about the trials and...
Jared Rutten has had a successful run in the show ring in the past few years including at the recent Holstein Friesian youth camp at Stratford.