Marsh's Honey, of Ettrick, is the only commercial honey producer in the South Island to use Hivemind high-tech equipment in beehives to determine which bees got up earlier and worked harder.
Southern Rural Life
Additional funding for training, and more formal certification to show training standards have been met, are needed in the wool industry, says shearing contractor Dion Morrell, of Alexandra.
Dairy farmers are not getting the credit they deserve for stepping up their game to improve their practices, dairy farmer and industry climate change ambassador Dean Alexander believes.
Although Dean and Suzanne Alexander have two farms and run 1200 cows near Winton, they no longer grow crops to winter feed their dairy cows.
Sediment traps, back fencing, portable water troughs and buffer zones are some of the key elements of good winter grazing practices that Wilden sheep and beef farmers Simon O'Meara, and Peter Adam,...
Ensuring cows have a good body condition score and providing about 14kgDM per cow a day will mean dairy stock on crop can cope with whatever a Southland winter throws at them, says dairy consultant...
Livestock agent and auctioneer Mike Broomhall says his role requires dedication, long hours and working in all weathers, as well as lots of telephone and paperwork.
Even during the worst snowstorm this winter, science technician Chris Smith was out taking samples from meters in boggy paddocks.
Just nine months ago, dairy farmer Jason Herrick was being talked down off a cliff after a bad weather event threatened his livelihood.
Dogs trained by K9 Medical Detection New Zealand (K9MD) are another tool to fight cancer through early detection, and Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) are getting behind the charitable trust’s work.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Nuffield farming scholarship programme or the Kellogg rural leadership programme will be able to do so tomorrow in Gore. An alumni networking function...
Limousins tend to be medium-sized and fine-boned, which meant they yield well, but they are an under-appreciated breed by farmers, says breeder Colin Phillips, of Tuatapere.
They sound as if they are small military detachments charged with reconnaissance, but in the case of the deer industry's advance parties (AP) they are in fact the main body of the army.
Although Jordan Moores, of Felton Road, placed second in the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Central Otago Young Winemaker of the Year competition, he will represent the region in the national finals.
Hospice Southland (HS) is hoping southern sheep farmers will donate lambs to raise money as part of a new fundraising venture, so it can continue to provide free palliative care to southerners.
Howie Gardner has recently retired from all of his directorships, bar one, and has taken on a new and ''addictive'' pastime - using his new digger on his farm.