It seems somewhat contradictory to talk about mental health and how one can get through one’s demons without talking about it. Alice Scott talked to Laura Douglas about her mental health journey.
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Palmerston sheep dog trainer and triallist Lloyd Smith has released a second edition of his book Pup Pen to Paddock.
After a slow spring, getting light ewes back on track is high on the priority list for many sheep farmers at the moment.
From the cosy, warm seat of a salesman’s ute to the hard but satisfying graft of physical labour, these days the transition is often the other way around but, as Nick Terry proves, there is...
Farm manager Brendon Wilson did not mince words when he talked to a group of high school teachers last week visiting as part of a group called Teachers Day Out.
If you are at a rural event, a social gathering, a workshop or even a game of golf in Southland or South Otago, there might just be someone there from the Rural Southern Wellness Activity Team ...
Q&A with Ashley Greenwood, DairyNZ Animal Care Extension Specialist in Southland and Otago.
Hard yakka on the rugby paddock translates well to the hard yakka on the farm paddock. Alice Scott caught up with incoming Mitre 10 Cup Otago rugby coach Tom Donnelly and his wife Jacque.
Emily Agnew (16) does not live on a farm, but she is so passionate about dairy farming that she regularly borrows calves to take them to shows to compete in handler competitions.
Rebecca Smith is a wife, mother, farmer and qualified veterinarian.
A productive cow is the dairy world’s equivalent of a triathlete, ruminant nutritionist Andrea Murphy, of Alexandra, says.
Julia and Stewart Eden, of Balfour, were thrilled when their Java South Devon stud heifers and bulls won top honours at the New Zealand Agricultural Show recently.
April 2020 will be the first time the New Zealand Endurance and Competitive Trail Riding Championships will be hosted further south than Christchurch.
Biopesticides are giving growers more options.
Ricardo Barcia is passionate about wool and the wool industry, and wants to learn more about fleece preparation before he returns home to Uruguay in March.
Graeme Nicholls was in his late 60s, retired from a career in engineering, and had not long relocated back to the South Island after more than 30 years living in Northland.
Milking once a day year-round has both environmental and financial benefits, Dipton dairy farmer Jim Andrew says.
Four women shearers, including one from Mataura, are aiming to set the first four-stand, lamb shearing world record in Turangi in January.
World champion Central Otago woolhandler Pagan Karauria has completed an historic sequence of three major wins.
Southern Rural Life asks Ollie Knowles, who is DairyNZ’s new Regional Leader Southland, some Leading Questions.