Taranaki trialists make leaderboard

Southland Dog Trial Asociation president Trevor Roughan, left, and Greenvale farmer Geoff Reeves with Lace  getting ready for the Tux South Island Sheep Dog Trial Championships at Greenvale.

 Two Taranaki competitors are on the leaderboard after the first day of the South Island Sheep Dog Trial Championships.

Farmer's 'mootel' investment pays off

Tony Allcock  says his cow barn has given him a 25 per cent lift in production this season.

Building a cow barn has allowed Tony Allcock to better feed his herd, control his environmental footprint and protect his pastures.

Search for best steak sizzles

Judges Kathy Paterson and Brad King help narrow down the field in the Steak of Origin competition.

The search to find the best steak is starting to sizzle after 20 finalists were found for the Steak of Origin competition.

Dairy award 'icing on the cake'

The 2015 New Zealand Dairy Awards Winners, from left, Dairy Trainee of the Year James Davidson, Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year Melissa  and Justin Slattery and Farm Manager of the Year James Foote.

Canterbury and Waikato-Hauraki farmers were the big winners at the NZ Dairy Industry Awards.

Stick to your budgets

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy (right)  and LIC chief executive Wayne McNee (left) outside the dairy company's new herd testing laboratory in Hamilton.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy urged the dairy farmers to work with advisors to get through the low payout year.

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