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.
Southern Rural Life
Sheep breeder Jim Berney has attended the Gore ram fair for 12 years-plus and enjoys seeing the quality of sheep and catching up with other breeders.
Texel and Romney stud breeder Paul Gardner, of Ashburton, was ‘‘pretty happy’’ with his results from last week’s ram fair at the Gore showgrounds.
As the hot Central Otago heat seared down, Johnny Duncan looked as cool as a cucumber as 282 rams were auctioned at the annual Craigneuk ram fair in Gimmerburn.
Nineteen stockhandlers from age 5 to 19 camped out at the Skedgwell family dairy farm near Tuatapere for a night earlier this month.
Sitting at her sewing machine, enjoying the rhythm of progress while the large window in front offers a stunning view of the Hakataramea Valley and the hills beyond ... this is Amanda Thwaites’...
A four-stand women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours set last week has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as a great moment in shearing in New Zealand.
Each issue we touch base with a local mum and find out what it means to bring children up the ‘‘Southern way’’.
Demand was strong at the annual Longlands Station store lamb sale at Kyeburn in Maniototo last week.
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.
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.