Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...

Online orders skyrocket under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Farmers' markets have closed, but business is booming for one popular stallholder. Sefton-based Grown's home delivery service has "gone through the roof" since...

Contest canned for the first time in 52 years

By DAVID HILL The 2020 FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest has become a casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF)...

Ewe sales falter in hot, dry conditions

By DAVID HILL The sheep industry has gone from a pre-Christmas high to a summer of uncertainty. Peter Walsh & Associates auctioneer Allister Orchard says buyers...

Caterpillar migration

Caterpillar collection heads south ... The great grandchildren of Tracey and Peggy Gough, the founders of the Gough Group, from left, Harriet Gough, Georgia...

Water proposals a ‘long time coming

By SHELLEY TOPP Government's new water quality and environment proposals are long overdue, despite being criticised by some farmers, a prominent Waikari water activist says. "It...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...

Seeds sown for hemp industry

Earthworks . . . Site preparation gets under way near Culverden for a hemp processing plant. Photo: Supplied By Robyn Bristow A hemp processing facility should...

Irrigation proposal founders

By ROBYN BRISTOW Plans to irrigate up to 9000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River are in tatters. A lack of farmer interest...

Teagan eyes the future of farming

Scholarship awarded . . . Teagan Graham, of Rangiora, has received a Silver Fern Farms scholarship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL A passion for animals and...
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