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Farmland returning to natural state

A 9ha section of farmland near Waipahi is being returned to its natural state after 70 years. Five hectares of Luxmore Dairies will once again...

Farmers slam rural rates increases

Southland Federated Farmers president Geoffrey Young says members are unhappy with the recent Gore District Council rates strike for rural properties. At last week's extraordinary...

Wendonside farmer repeats swede success

A swede that weighed equivalent of about 18 blocks of butter took first place in the Riversdale Lions Club annual hay and baleage drive. The...

AgriKids national final win ‘exciting’

There are no woolly thinkers among the West Otago Rams. The self-named Blue Mountain College team won the AgriKids national title last Friday. Team coach and...

‘Good numbers of ducks’ make for great start

Ducks - there are plenty of them and they make good eating is the verdict of Southland Fish & Game manager Zane Moss. The duck-shooting...

Concern after dog kills sheep

An Arthurton farmer is concerned the dog that killed two of his sheep and injured four more will kill again. The sheep belonged to Brent...

Couple add pasteurised milk

Henderson Dairy has added another string to its farm-fresh products bow - pasteurised  milk. The business is owned by Beth and Geoff Henderson, who have...

Golden Shears No 2 spot ends ‘dry spell’

"A bit of a dry spell" has come to an end for Waikaka shearer Brayden Clifford. Clifford finished second in the Golden Shears intermediate final...

Speed shearing event successful

MLT South Island Speed Shear Championships organiser Cody Waihape is celebrating another successful running of the event on Friday night. The championship is a fundraiser...

Medal winner taken by surprise

Trevor McCall spent a long time minding his own business in the sheep pens. He was organising the supreme animal of the Gore A&P Show...
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