Central Rural Life
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- Rockit makes move South
Snack-sized apple business Rockit Global is expanding into the South Island to build its growing base.
- Turley family takes a bite of the apple
Eventually, local staff and likely Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers will be recruited for the orchard as they have for an onion packhouse.
- Help at hand for farmers with FWFP introduction
A specialist team from a fertiliser co-op is helping farmers get their heads around freshwater regulations.
- Young dairy breeder gives a helping hand
Young dairy breeders are getting away to a racing start after bidding for stud calves at the South Island Next Generation Sale.
- Sheep poo samples sought for study
Time is running out for farmers to take part in a unique study aiming to better understand the extent of facial eczema (FE) in New Zealand.
- Planning for agrichemical spray use
Managing an agrichemical spray operation requires you to identify and assess the risks and then decide on appropriate action to remove or reduce these risks.
- Sheep milkers explore new products, markets
A sheep milking business born from a Canterbury family struggling with food intolerances is expanding into an export enterprise.
- Two Canterbury candidates running for seat on Alliance board
A Rakaia Gorge high country farmer and a Southbridge director standing again are Canterbury candidates in the running for a seat on the board of Alliance Group.
- Recording SIL evaluations
Principle 6: Completeness of recording
- Passion for genetics put into practice
A driven young Southland farmer has added another string to his already busy bow with the acquisition of a sheep stud. Rural editor SallyRae talks to Pete Gardyne about his farming philosophy.
- Park where country comes to town
In the quarter of a century that a former Banks Peninsula farmer has kept the Canterbury A&P showgrounds spick and span, there’s one achievement he’s most proud of, writes TimCronshaw....
- Draft welfare codes causing stress for pig farmers — industry stalwart
SEAN Molloy is at a crossroads....
- Streams’ custodians reap rewards from riparian planting
Native corridors line the banks of three spring-fed streams passing through Harts Creek Farm in Canterbury’s Leeston....
- Balancing work and life the key
The five finalists have been decided for the Otago Daily Times and Rural Life Year of the Farmer initiative. This week, rural editor Sally Rae talks to the fourth of the finalists — Nelson and Fiona Hancox — about keeping positive in West Otago....
- Nitrogen cap now operating
The Government-imposed nitrogen cap, which requires that farmers apply no more than 190kg of nitrogen per hectare a year, is now in place....
- Call to heed the rise of animal-free dairy products
Imagine Milk without a Moo — that’s the title of a Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme report written by food technologist Anna Benny who also happens to live on a Clydevale dairy farm. She talks to business and rural editor SallyRae about why she believes New Zealand’s dairy industry is facing a...
- ‘About 10’ (and counting) — working dogs feature large in life
Steve Kerr grew up on the Mackenzie Country’s sprawling Grampians Station when it wasn’t unusual for more than 40 farm dogs to be working in the back country at one time....
- Solving the puzzle of high-country productivity
The easy option for John Chapman might have been to cut back stock numbers to take some of the pressure off farming Inverary Station, near Mid Canterbury’s Mt Somers....
- Decisions informed by generational stock records
Banks Peninsula’s Mike Williams probably rates his attention to detail as his greatest strength as a farmer....
- Town/country split offers best of both worlds
From singing and shepherding to photography and physiotherapy, Hawea woman Anna Munro has a diverse lifestyle. She talks to rural editor SallyRae about her career and her desire to help tell the farming story....