Singh wins Dairy Manager of the Year title

  Jaspal Singh of South Canterbury has won Dairy Manager of the Year at the 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry of the Year awards at a gala dinner held in Christchurch last Saturday. Singh stood out as an immigrant who was professional, detailed, diligent, and possessed a desire to succeed with a dedication to growth. … Continued

A case of love at first sight

  Tahora Farm’s highly anticipated Holstein dairy sale averaged $9486 with a top price of $30,000 at the Tai Tapu Hotel on April 29. A crowd of more than 400 squeezed into the Canterbury hotel to watch the action under Australian auctioneer Brian Leslie. The top price was paid for the catalogue’s cover girl – … Continued

Dairy farmers invited to join SIDE 2022 in Oamaru

A diverse range of keynote speakers and workshops will offer inspired thinking to help solve farming challenges at the South Island’s largest dairy event – SIDE 2022, in Oamaru. SIDE (South Island Dairy Event) will be held on June 8-9. It is run by farmers, for farmers, and chairperson Anna Wakelin said this year’s event … Continued

Farmer feedback results in changes to wintering rules

  Ongoing work by the farming sector has resulted in the Government making significant changes to make wintering rules much more practical on-farm. The Government had announced that significant changes had been made to several winter grazing requirements. Federated Farmers Provincial President David Clark said the changes were closer to reflecting reality. “It would have … Continued

Ashburton feedlot the last bastion of M. bovis

  New Zealand’s largest beef feedlot to the east of Ashburton is the last property to be infected with M. bovis and work to clear it will begin later this year. Federated Farmers plant biosecurity spokesperson and South Canterbury farmer Colin Hurst said, “We need to keep our foot on the throat of this disease. … Continued

The elephant in the room: Succession

  If anything is going to rupture a rural family, it’s farm succession, or handing down to the next generation. So often it’s the elephant in the room, the issue no-one wants to talk about. There are some horror stories about succession-gone-wrong. Take this example: Son leaves school early and works long hours on the family … Continued

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