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Irish dairying beckons

Up to 100 young Mid Canterbury workers could be the next hot property in Ireland as they begin filling employment gaps (more)

Dairy Cowsfesateure

Dairying wages boost for area

The dairy sector injected $82.5 million in wages into the Ashburton District last year. There are around 1770 jobs (more)


Caution call on milk price

Fonterra’s further confirmation of a forecast $6kg milk price has been followed by a caution from Mid Canterbury (more)

Stubble Firesfsaetuer

Fire danger worsens

Federated Farmers is reminding Mid Canterbury farmers not to burn off stubble as a region-wide fire ban remains in (more)

Rural Property fewa5truter

Rural property looking strong

Mid Canterbury’s rural property market is in the midst of a stronger than anticipated summer season, with price (more)

Rick Powdrell

Countering the naysayers

Sheep and beef farmers are facing testing times, and many of the challenges are outside their control. As I told (more)

Smoke from a stubble fire spreads in the sky off State Highway 1 near Dromore yesterday.
Photo Susan Sandys

Farmers ignore burn-off plea

Several Mid Canterbury farmers ignored pleas to hold off stubble burning yesterday while firefighting resources in (more)

Sheep Farmfeatauer

Lamb on the menu

A Mid Canterbury high country farmer is encouraging Kiwis to get behind National Lamb Day tomorrow by serving up the (more)

Andrew Hoggard

Catchphrases, mumbo-jumbo

All farmers, not just those in dairy, have recently been told that the world will be better off if we just switch (more)

Drought Update July 2016

Lagmhor success highlighted

Amidst a sea of red dots on a map detailing the dire state of groundwater levels on the Hinds Plains, a single spot (more)

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