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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...

Gore businesses show at Fieldays

Gore businesses were among those represented at last week's National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. The event, which marked its 50th year, welcomed more than 140,000...

MPI leases plant to process infected stock

The Ministry for Primary Industries has leased Blue Sky Meats' processing plant in Gore to process dairy stock infected with Mycoplasma bovis. The plant, formerly...
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