Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:11

Young growers battle for 2015 title

Next week will see some of New Zealand's best young fruit growers battle it out for the inaugural Central Otago Young Fruit Grower 2015 competition.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:11

Palmerston promises perfect plots

Luck of the draw won’t come into it when the 32 competitors in this year’s New Zealand Ploughing Championships put steel to soil next month, says the host farmer.

Published in Machinery & Products
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

1080 drop knocks stoats in Otago

 A 1080 poison drop in the Blue Mountains, Otago, has knocked rodent and stoat numbers down to “undetectable levels”, says OSPRI, which runs the TBfree scheme.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:52

Dealing with drought

Whatever it takes, don’t disrupt your capital stock to cope with the drought. That’s the headline message from a seasoned Canterbury consultant who’s seen the region go through severely dry seasons in over 40 years in the industry.

Published in Management
Friday, 08 August 2014 17:00

Heavy snow comes at bad time

THE HEAVY snow showers falling in Southland and Otago have come at a bad time with most dairy farmers well into calving.

Published in General News
Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:45

Southland and Otago merge for awards

The 2014 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards will take place in 11 regions, including a merged Southland/Otago region.

Published in General News

Federated Farmers and the Rural Support Trust are extending the call for volunteers to assist Canterbury High Country farms with snow-raking.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:27

Otago bucks awards trend

RECORD ENTRIES in this year’s Dairy Industry Awards, which wrapped up late last week with the West Coast/Top of the South region, were achieved despite a record low in Otago.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:48

Milk for Schools takes next step

More than 150 Southland and Otago primary schools are today being invited to be among the first schools in the country to receive free milk for their students under the nationwide Fonterra Milk for Schools programme.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:45

Irrigators must comply

With less than eight weeks to go before on-farm water meters become compulsory, IrrigationNZ is worried one third of irrigators in Canterbury and two thirds in Otago have yet to install them.

Published in General News
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