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  • English hands to the plough

    E nglish farm machinery operators are travelling to the south to bridge a "dire" staff shortage, agricultural contractors say.

  • Inangahua Cow Barn Brings Nangahua Cow Barn Brings Huge On-Farm Changes

    At 120m long and 45m wide, Matt and Carmel O'Regan's new 'cow barn' at The Landing, near Inangahua, is bigger than a rugby field.

  • Wagyu Comes To The Grey Valley

    NZ Wagyu started off in 2015, looking to put a premium product on restaurant tables and add value to the farmer supply chain.

  • While the replacement dairy herd is important, the extra calves that keep the milk flowing will now have a purpose.

  • Meet The New-Look Rav4

    T oyota is going full throttle on hybrid or self-charging electric vehicles, in a concerted drive by the company to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Dairy Nz Welcomes New Pair

    Dairy farmer candidates Tracy Brown and Chris Lewis were elected to Dairy NZ's board at its annual general meeting in Invercargill late last month.

  • Dairy Holdings Selling Coast Dairy Farms

    A group of five dairy farms encompassing nearly 3000ha is being sold by Fonterra's largest milk supplier Dairy Holdings Ltd (DHL) on the West Coast.

  • Not a tree in sight for 2km

    There are those who feel there is so much bush on the West Coast there is no need to protect stands of trees.

  • 'We don't want farmers to break the law'

    The Government's winter grazing regime is becoming increasingly confusing for farmers as D-Day looms to have consents in place, warns Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and Dairy NZ.

  • West Coast's winning logging crew

    Snaking into the bush beyond Nelson Creek Kangaroo Creek Road leads to the logging site of a forestry crew praised across Canterbury and the West Coast for its environmental care.

Featured documents

  • Stud farming of Mahitahi

    Down State highway 6, south of Bruce Bay, take a left at Condons Road, and you will find the stud farm of South Westland identity Thomas Condon. Four Hereford heifers, a mix of polled and horned, were selected by Thomas Condon snr in 1975, providing the basis for Flagstaff Herefords which today is...

  • Calving at the Kennedy's farm

    Straddling the Atarau road in the Grey Valley, the Kennedy farm runs along the banks of the Grey River, flanked at one end by the Craigieburn, and Rough river. Where once the 400ha ran sheep and beef, today there is a herd of around 800 milking cows. West Coast Grassroots visited on a sunny August...

  • Carrying on the Foster name

    A long and productive chapter closed on Grey Valley farming and agriculture with the sad passing of Russell 'Brent' Foster in November last year. An Ahaura-based contractor for 50 years, RB Foster all began with a small 1938 International tractor. MEG FULFORD sat down with the Foster family in...

  • West Coast Dairy Award Winners

    Robyn Mare of Greymouth was named the 2022 West Coast/Top of the South Dairy Manager of the Year at the 2022 West Coast/Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards dinner held in Shantytown last Thursday....

  • West Coast dairy winners toasted

    First-time entrants from Reefton who embrace a sustainable version of farming were announced as major winners in the 2021 West Coast/Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards....

  • The mail must get through!

    Mahia Fisher's rural delivery van is a reliable feature on our country roads, and Grassroots reporter MEG FULFORD spent a day with her to see what it takes to get your mail and packages from A to B, and the reasons Mahia loves her role so much....

  • AI - a hands-on beginner's guide

    ROSE O'CONNOR of Westport is no stranger to farms, but finding a cow's cervix proved rather a challenge. She headed on farm to try her hand at artificial insemination (AI)....

  • SNAs at Waipuna Station

    Telling farmers to protect what they've been protecting for a hundred years was never going to go down well on the West Coast....

  • Dairy farming and racehorses

    Jessica Wheeler balances sharemilking on a Rotomanu dairy farm with training race horses at the Greymouth Jockey club's track at Omoto....

  • Farming after the Westport flood

    The early days of dairy farm ownership have been somewhat challenging for Karen Milligan and her daughter Lisa....

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