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Milk testing to begin in the South

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is testing milk samples for Mycoplasma bovis The ministry is carrying out tests on milk from sick or lame cows...

Interest in forming water care group

There was a lot of interest in forming a Waikaka water care advocacy and action group at a meeting last week. Convener Hugh Gardyne said...

Mataura shearer delighted to win intermediate title

Mataura man James Dickson said he had the best shearing experience of his life at the West Otago A&P Show at the weekend. Dickson came...

Conditions ‘quite good’ for final nationals qualifying match

Ploughman gathered in Wairuna on Satuday for the South Otago Ploughing Match. New Zealand judge Graham Miller said the standard of competition was quite high. "The...

Snow not the only arrival

Rosie (Richmore Kiss n Tell), a mare at ReidLand Stud near Riversdale, was due to have her foal on Monday but held off until...

Shearers in plate success

Eastern Southland shearers dominated in the open plate section at the Pleasant Point Gymkhana Shears. The competition was held in the South Canterbury town on...

Milk plant already paying dividends

The building of the Mataura Valley Milk plant at McNab has provided a financial silver lining for the Gore District Council, with an increase...

Organising awards ‘inspirational’

Farm Environment Awards is a great opportunity for farmers, regional co-ordinator and former award winner Camille McAtamney says. "It's a great experience and you learn...

Calf rearing proving lucrative

Raising calves to weaning and sending them to grazing is a winning fundraising formula for the Riversdale/Waikaia Church. The church uses the funds made from...

Plant closed until market improves

Blue Sky Meats Gore plant will remain idle until beef financial margins increase. The plant was scheduled to reopen in November this year, chief executive...

Property of the Week

3 CREWE STREET, GORE

A superbly presented 300m2 family home with amazing views to the north and north east, views of this calibre are hard to come by,...

Car of the Week

Timing key to dropping news on Impala buy

A 1964 Chevy Impala was snapped up by Trevor Roughan after the previous owner had to sell the car to put a new roof...
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