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A self-contained sheep and dairy farm has won the 2015 Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) supreme winner award.
The winners of the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year award say they strive to be the best.
Staff can get cows to milking within five minutes in Southland’s chilly winter rather than slog round in a wet swede paddock.
More calls are fielded by Federated Farmers Southland about tough immigration criteria for migrants than about any other issue, says the region’s president Russell MacPherson.
THE SOUTHLAND District Council is review its dog control bylaws policies and wants to hear from the public.
DAIRYNZ says it is “finalising the findings” from initial blood and tissue samples from cows affected by what appeared to be swede toxicity problems last winter in Southland.
THE HIGH-INPUT housed dairying that predominates in the US should be a pointer for New Zealand farmers on managing such ventures, says Crowe Horwarth managing principal Neil McAra, Southland.
ABOUT 120 Southland farmers will be interviewed as from next week as part of the study into what caused cows to become ill or die from eating swedes.
THE INDUSTRY-LED working group looking at the issues with swedes affecting dairy cattle in Southland says a key priority will be developing clear and agreed advice for farmers.