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Balfour going to dogs

Balfour is set to go barking mad, as every man and his dog heads to the town’s tavern for the first Balfour ‘‘Bark Up’’...

Mongolian shearer set for world stage

Competing in The Golden Shears World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, to be held in Southland early next year, will be a new experience for...

Stock rates indicate tough season

New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8% to 3.7 million during the 2015-16 season but the sheep flock decreased 3% to 28.3 million,...

Forestry benefits as Govt gets serious

The forestry sector is enjoying improved profitability this year. Log prices have been firm for the past 12 months and there has been an impressive...

Heavy wheat crop goal for Knapdale farmer

Knapdale farmer Blair McKenzie has his eyes set on gaining a heavy wheat crop. It is a long-term goal for the sheep and grain farmer. The...

OVER THE FENCE

Arbor Day used to be on or about August 5, which was a day set aside for formal public tree planting. However, since the...

Farmer corrals wins in beef competition

The quality of the animals impressed judges at the recent Otago Southland Beef Competition. Co-judge Mervyn Wilson said it would be difficult to find a...

AgriTrack gets a boost from Sprout

Sprout is scouting Southland to find New Zealand’s next agritech superstar to take part in the second serving of its accelerator programme. Sprout, an agritech...

Calf-feeding insights

Farmers rearing calves had the opportunity to learn about the safe and unsafe methods of calf feeding last week. Newtrition Solutions director Grant Richards, of...

Best and biggest on show at competition

A competition to see who has the best kale, swede and fodder beet crops will be held next month. The Clinton Lions Club is hosting...

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