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High standard at dog trials, organisers say

Southland Sheep Dog Trial Association president Brian Dickison was victorious at the Southland Centre Championship trials last week. Out of four events, Mr Dickison and...

Entries up for annual dog trials

Entries were up for the Kuriwao Collie Club's 105th annual trials. Secretary Liz Chittock said the trials, held on Sunday and Monday, went according to...

Gore dog trials good prelude to champs

The Gore Sheep Dog Trials got off to a slow start last week. The trials were held at Stoney Creek Station on March 17 and...

Global Dairy Trade price down but not like last year

Dairy prices fell sharply in this week's Global Dairy Trade auction. The Global Dairy Trade website reported a drop in prices last week. Whole milk powder...

Agricultural Shed Declared Open

LAURA.SHIPLEY @theensign.co.nz The West Otago Vintage Club opened a new $150,000 agricultural shed on Saturday. Club membership officer Wilma Brock said the shed would be home to...

Reserve’s Future Examined

LAURA.SHIPLEY @theensign.co.nz The future of the Wyndham Wildlife Reserve was discussed at a field day last week. The wetland reserve is managed by the Three Rivers Catchment...

Safety record of farmers improving

Fatalities in the Southern agriculture sector are at a five-year low, with only one reported fatality for 2016. WorkSafe sector leader for Agriculture Al McCone...

Farmers share kernels of advice

  Farmers were able to share grain-growing strategies last week at a field day organised by the Foundation for Arable Research (Far). The field day took...

`High demand’ for raw milk

Henderson Dairy is the only registered raw milk farm in Southland. Raw milk is defined by the Ministry for Primary Industries as milk that has...

Buyers drawn from near and far

Ram buyers and sellers from throughout the South Island flocked to Gore on Tuesday and Wednesday for the annual Gore A&P Association Ram Fair....
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