South Canterbury recently hosted the annual velvet and hard antler competition - the biggest of its kind in New Zealand.
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.
The equivalent of nearly 250 Hagley Parks worth of extra land could be freed up for irrigation in the Orari and Opihi catchments, if the right measures are in place.
Central South Island dairy farmers have been quick off the block to sign up for Fonterra's Guaranteed Milk Price trial.
Only a handful of property owners in the Timaru District have declined access to their properties for significant natural area (SNA) surveys to be carried out.
Nearly a quarter of farm wells have yet to meet ECan's water metering regulations.
The Timaru District Council has agreed to look at rural rating anomalies to see how overall policy could be reviewed, even though individual rates cannot be changed.
Transpower has appealed a Waimate District Council decision to allow farmers to proceed with work around pylons without the restrictions sought by the transmission operator.
The future of the Rangitata-Orari Water Race Scheme is on hold.
Fonterra's new season forecast has been celebrated by the country's dairy farmers.
Timaru's new flour mill will help ensure the sustainability of Canterbury's arable industry.
Aorangi Young Farmer Contest grand finalist Matthew Bell says he will compete again in the competition - but it may not be in 2014.