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More gold medals for ploughman

Ploughing in the national finals in Thornbury recently, Alistair Rutherford had high hopes defending his 2017 vintage ploughing title. The Waimumu man was one of...

Open mind key to organic farming

An experienced United States vet talked to farmers about organic farming and animal health at a workshop in Gore recently. Dr Paul Dettloff has worked...

Gore couple win regional dairy final

Gore couple Simon and Hilary Vallely have won the Southland-Otago share farmers of the year title in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. The award...

Dedication to shearing industry earns award

Former Gore woman Jude McNab's involvement in the shearing industry has been rewarded. Mrs McNab was presented with the Federated Farmers contribution to the New...

Animal judging event fun, open to all ages

A Southern Districts Royal Agricultural Society selection and judging day is being held Saturday, 17 March, 2018. Gore A&P Show president and RAS district councillor and...

Can’t believe NZ title win

It still had not sunk in for Gore woman Sharon Tuhakaraina on Monday that she won the senior woolhandling section at the Golden Shears...

No wheat yield title bid after extra dry season

A local farmer who planned to try to win back his title for achieving the highest wheat yield has changed his plans because of...

Rural event born of generosity

It was the generosity of former Waimumu farmer Ken Bowmar that made the Southern Field Days, now a massive rural event, a reality. Mr Bowmar...

‘M. bovis’ biosecurity measures

Mycoplasma bovis is not a highly contagious disease but there are several ways it can spread. DairyNZ technical policy adviser Nita Harding said it was...

MPI testing for ways to stop spread of disease

With Mycoplasma bovis being detected on more farms, people are worried about the spread of the disease. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is carrying...

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