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Taste of top competition for young ploughmen

Dave McDonald is passing his enjoyment of ploughing to another generation of his family. At the New Zealand Ploughing Championships held at Riversdale at the...

Loyal secretary now life member

While he has never competed with his dogs in public, Doug Wing has been the Wendon Riversdale Sheep Dog Trial Club secretary for 29...

Book explores selenium deficiency

More than 40 years of cutting out newspaper clippings and research has resulted in a book about selenium deficiency. Just Cause and Effect is an...

Hungry lamb has soft spot for wine biscuits

Chugzy might be a "friendly and happy sheep" but her name gives away what kind of appetite she has. At the Gore A&P Show on...

Youth relish cattle camp

Youngsters were given Holstein Friesian calves to care for, train and learn about over the weekend as a part of the National All Breeds...

All prepared for attempt on record

The lambs are crutched and washed in the countdown to Megan Whitehead's world record shearing attempt. About an hour before dawn tomorrow, the 24-year-old will...

Hospice benefits from success of dog trials

In the past four years, a Gore district event has raised $34,000 for charity. The Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials held at the Southern Field...

‘Hidden stumps’ test young Southland farmers

Those in the field had to watch out for stumps at the Southland District Young Farmer contest on Saturday. Waitane Young Farmers organising committee member...

Brunches to boost morale

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but brunch was on the house at Riversdale on Tuesday. The brunch was part of...

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...
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