Amazing journey to Zimbabwe

By AMANDA BOWES Taking a blood sample from a lion was not something Jeanine Calder ever imagined she would do, but last week she was...

Dairy farm sales subdued, but prices are holding up

By RACHEL MACDONALD It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens' famous opening sentence in his famous novel, A Tale...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...

Hoban happy with result

James Hoban has no regrets, after vowing out of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest with a third placing at Timaru on...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...

Farmers enjoy time off farm

A loss to the Hurricanes by the Crusaders only momentarily subdued the spirits of 100 North Canterbury farmers out to enjoy a night of...

Marie a master at multi-tasking

Farming in the blood .. Show president Marie FitzPatrick has been successfully juggling a lot of commitments in the lead-up to the Oxford A&P...

Beginners luck for sheep dog Winn

By DAVID HILL Sheep dog Winn is a winner. Competing in his first sheep dog trial event at the Oxford A&P Show on Saturday, April 3,...

Roddy gets a shear of the action

Blow by blow .. Roddy Kidd, aged 84, picked up a hand-piece for the first time in 25 years to shear a sheep at...

Schools perform well in agrikids contest

By DAVID HILL A small North Canterbury school exceeded its expectations at last month's young farmers event. Waikari School, which has just 37 pupils, entered three...
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