''A tricky ticker'' has forced retired farmer Peter Boys (79), of Timaru, to step back from his active involvement with sheepdogs but he has bowed out on a high note.
Southern Rural Life
The meltdown in log export prices that has forest owners deferring tree harvesting could also have implications for further investment in forestry ventures going forward.
Jamie and Sally Benington have been farming Craigellachie Downs, near Beaumont, for the past 17 years.
Primary ITO has rolled out a trifecta of micro-credentials aimed at ensuring a supply of shearers and wool handlers for the next generation.
Kimberley Simmons (15) is passionate about dairy cows and has had an excellent year so far, dairy-wise.
The Hogget Haggis team, representing Blue Mountain College, Tapanui, are the top AgriKids in the country.
Girls who wish to learn skills as diverse as jump-starting a tractor, moving stock, shooting, fencing and changing a tyre can do so at two hands-on Southern Girl Finishing School workshops in...
More than $100,000 was raised from this year's Clinton Lions Club's Advance Agriculture Brassica Competition.
Victory was sweet for Allen McCaw, of Milburn Apiaries, when his honey was judged as the nation's best.
Beef farmers have signed off an increase in the biosecurity levy to as much as $2 per head of cattle to cover their share of the Mycoplasma bovis response.
The Otago Regional Council (ORC) says the transition of existing mining water permits to modern resource consents was not a ''one size fits all'' approach.
The Natural Fibre Exchange (NFX), the independent online wool trading platform, has sold almost 5million net kilograms since its launch a year ago.
Now is the time to place wellness front and centre in our agri-food story if we really want to secure our share of the value we grow.
Dairy workers Krishan Dick-Karetai, (21) of Mokotua, Detroit Ririnui, (20) of Dacre, and Hoani Dick (23), of Kapuka, are all in their first couple of seasons in the dairy industry, and all want to...
''If we don't have young people who are passionate and who see a future in the sector coming through, we won't have a future.''
With names like Gilbert Enoka, Liam Malone and Ben Allomes, this year's southern dairy conference was a huge success, says Simon Topham.