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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 10:55

Future up in the air in Kaikoura

The roads to the south have mostly reopened but the uncertainty remains for the dairy farmers of Kaikoura following the November 14 earthquake.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:52

Generators scrambled to power milking

Generators are being organised for dairy farmers in the upper South Island so that they could milk cows, says Federated Farmers North Canterbury Dairy chairperson Michael Woodward.

Published in General News
Monday, 14 November 2016 07:59

South Island milk production steady

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says while farmers in the North Island have taken a hit from the weather, in the South Island the dairy season started well.

Published in General News
Sunday, 25 October 2015 09:23

Wairarapa stalwart returns to Southdowns

John McFadzean has farmed in Wairarapa all his life and is a staunch supporter of the Southdown as a terminal sire.

Published in Rural Life
Saturday, 24 October 2015 14:26

A true terminal sire that’s gone in a hurry

Southdown breeder Chris Medlicott says farmers too often focus on the price per lamb instead of the return on kilograms of dry matter eaten.

Published in Rural Life
Friday, 24 April 2015 10:10

Southern milk supply dries up

Fonterra says milk collection in the South Island in March was 7% below last season.

Published in General News
Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

South’s drought eases on fringes

Pam has saved the season on many North Island dairy farms but the cyclone’s soak failed to reach the south where some areas are still desperately dry, despite dribs and drabs of rain in recent weeks.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:57

Dry to bite lamb crop

Drought in the central South Island has reached the point where losses cannot be limited to this year, industry representatives say.

Published in General News
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Cereal yields okay, so far

The South Island drought doesn’t seem to have had too much impact on crop yields to date, particularly where irrigation’s been available.

Published in General News
Friday, 20 February 2015 00:00

Lower prices the main problem

The South Island drought has already hit most drystock farmers hard in the pocket and the concern over winter feed is mounting.

Published in General News
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