Couple who took a $350,000 gamble on a less productive dairy farm expect to lose up to $75,000.
While this season's crop has not been the best for North Otago Jersey benne potato growers, there's still enough product to meet local demand.
A Waimate researcher believes a native plant could help dairy farmers reduce nitrogen loss.
Farmers who want an accurate picture of the health of their crops now have the option of an airborne assessment.
Genevieve Steven will be the youngest person competing for the top honour at the national Green Agriculture Innovation Awards - which is a shame, she thinks.
Alistair Midgley's association with fallow deer began in 1969 when as a hunter, he came across two fallow fawns and took them home to his St Andrews property.
Would-be shearers have been learning from skilled shearing practitioners as part of the Tectra Beginning Shearing School.
Canterbury dairy workers, sharemilkers and farmers have led the way in contributing to record numbers for the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
Lynda Murchison is no lightweight when it comes to the agricultural world.
South Canterbury recently hosted the annual velvet and hard antler competition - the biggest of its kind in New Zealand.
Oamaru's Steampunk HQ has opened its first exhibition at its gallery in the Victorian precinct on Friday.
Concern is emerging among dairy farmers that dividends to Fonterra's financial investors will be maintained despite an expected fall in profit.
A big increase in the area planted in milling wheat in Canterbury is being attributed to a new flour mill in Timaru, which is committed to using only locally sourced grain.
A Waimate breeder's five-year-old bull has carried away three top awards from the Canterbury A&P Show.
OPINION: I have been reading the various promo articles as to why the proposed merger of Ovita, Sheep Improvement Limited (SIL) and Beef and Lamb should go ahead.
Giant Himalayan lilies the size of a grown man will be the main attraction when the gardens of the historic Mount Peel Station are opened up to the public next month.
After 50 years in the seed and grain industry, with a variety of jobs ranging from junior clerk to managing director of two companies located in Timaru, Greg Fitzgerald said he "would do it all again and wouldn't change too many things".
Farmers who graze dairy cows or replacement heifers are being invited to share their knowledge with likely new entrants as part of a dairy grazier discussion group which is being set up by a Geraldine-based dairy consultancy company.
The Japanese have an appetite for a particular kind of sprout. The problem is the radish used does not grow in Japan.
Buyers looking for prime young cattle should definitely be on the bench tomorrow at the Temuka saleyards.
More than two dozen North Island farmers have had a taste of Mid and South Canterbury's burgeoning robotic farming industry.
Support crews from overseas are on the ground to assist with pivot irrigators damaged during high winds in the past six weeks.
A case of bovine tuberculosis in South Canterbury appears to have come from cattle brought in from the West Coast.
Waipawa's Cam Ferguson has won the open section of the New Zealand Spring Shears in Waimate.
There is a lot going on behind the Clandeboye dairy factory's closed doors.
"SH1 must be widened"
Construction of the dairy factory near Glenavy is now well underway.
Saturated paddocks are making it difficult for Canterbury farmers to feed their stock and cow condition is suffering.
As winter bites, these lucky cows get pampered with back scratchers and pop hits on the radio.
A sale of elite dairy cows in the Waikato proved a triumph for top Canterbury cattle breeders Dean and Jo Geddes of Tahora Farm at Tai Tapu.
Four of South Canterbury's top angus bull sales have been held over the past fortnight, with mixed results across the board.