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Annual Catlins Tb pig survey completed

The annual TBFree pig survey in the Catlins has just been completed. The survey, which takes place in an 167,000ha area between Clinton and Chasland,...

Mataura man takes title at Tapanui

Mataura shearer Brett Roberts took another step up as a high-ranking open-class shearer when he won the West Otago A&P Show championship at Tapanui...

Animal health problems led to organic farming

Gore sheep and beef farmers Mark and Vicki Nicholson, who were recently nominated for the Southland Community Environment Awards, have been farming organically for...

Pupil gains Silver Plough finals spot

Gore High School pupil Hamish Baird has qualified to plough in next year's New Zealand Silver Plough final, to be held in Rakaia in...

Global dairy prices continue downwards

Global Dairy Trade (GDT) prices have been tracking down for about six months. For the GDT trading event for October 2, prices were down on...

Unknown ‘rogue dog’ kills sheep in night-time attacks

Dog attacks have ripped through two Otama farms, killing more than 25 hoggets and ewes in the past three months, farmers say. Farmer Donny Nicholson...

Testing vital in avoiding resistance

AgResearch principal scientist Dr Dave Leathwick says when it comes to drench resistance, the information available to New Zealand farmers is better than anywhere...

Big field at dog trials raises funds for hospice

Competitors from as far afield as the top of the South Island came to compete at the Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trial this week. The...

Family farming tradition recognised

When he was aged 5, Allan Smith's grandfather, John Smith, walked from Dunedin to Gore with his brothers and three cattle beasts, to the...

Hospice to benefit from dog trials

Hospice Southland is to benefit from this year's Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials. This will be the third event of its kind held at the...
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