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Lucerne ideal for dryland farms

Lucerne is back in fashion. The crop's ability to produce high-quality feed in drought-prone areas is making it a popular choice for dryland east coast...

Winter racing at its finest

An exciting day of racing is on the cards at the Oamaru Racecourse on Sunday. Eight races are confirmed for the Oamaru Jockey Club's annual...

No secret to 21-year service

Oamaru's Central Medical is getting ready to blow out a lot of candles. The Eden St practice celebrates its 21st birthday this month, after it...

Pair recognised for service

A North Otago husband and wife have been recognised for their services to the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association of New Zealand.Reg Partridge...

Winter irrigation checks essential

This is the time of year to check irrigation equipment, well before you need it. In the winter 2016 edition of IrrigationNZ News, FMG representative...

View schemes can help with farm practices

Irrigation schemes are well-placed to facilitate improved farming practices, Judith Neilson says. Speaking at the Irrigation New Zealand conference in Oamaru, the Morven Glenavy Ikawai...

Kakanui life revealed

Creepy-crawlies from the Kakanui River created a weekend of work for more than 60 people at the University of Otago. Department of Zoology staff and...

`There’s no good news’

North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger says this has been one of his most difficult years as a farm consultant. Farmers seeking his services...

Rain needed as crop sowing start

Moisture would be welcome for North Otago and South Canterbury arable farmers, Peter Mitchell says. The Foundation for Arable Research representative for the two regions...

Last Omarama dog trials on station grounds

A century-old tradition is winding up in Omarama. The 101st annual Omarama Collie Dog Club trials on March 9 and 10 will be the last...

Newly formed duo wins silver

North Otago fencer Nick Stanger brought home a silver medal from a major contest at last week's Southern Field Days. The co-owner of Stanger Fencing...

Cutting corners is no way to cut costs

As a sharemilker at a low payout time, it's a constant battle to decide where to save money and what to cut out...

Oceania committed to Glenavy expansion

Tuesday, August 11 Oceania Dairy intends to continue expanding at its plant north of Glenavy, despite dairy prices plunging. On Friday, Fonterra chairman John Wilson said...

Still positive vibes, says sharemilker

A North Otago sharemilker says despite the state of the dairy prices, there are still reasons to be confident in the dairy industry. The latest...

Dairy fall to impact on region

Friday, July 17 Business confidence in North Otago is expected to take a hit after global dairy prices once again dropped at yesterday's GlobalDairyTrade auction,...
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