Jobs to go at Canpac

Dairy company Fonterra may shed about 110 jobs at its Canpac packing plant in Hamilton.

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  • Stratford sale July 23

    At Stratford on Wednesday, prime Hereford/Friesian ox, 623kg, made $2.49/kgLW. Prime Hereford/Friesian steers, 502-545kg, fetched $2.36-$2.45/kgLW, Hereford-cross, 585kg, $2.47/kgLW, Angus-cross, 570kg, $2.42/kgLW, Ayrshire-cross, 655kg, $2.38/kgLW, Jersey, 445kg, $1.87/kgLW.

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  • Balclutha sale July 23

    Prime lambs continued to sell well at Balclutha on Wednesday. Heavy prime lambs made $140, medium $100-$106, light $88-$90. Good quality 2-tooth ewes made $105, medium $90-$95, light $75-$80. Heavy ewes made ewes made $105, medium $85-$90, light $65-$70. Lower condition ewes made $35. Local trade rams made $45, medium $40.

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  • Onus goes on fertiliser makers

    FALSE and misleading claims about fertiliser should reduce following recent changes to consumer law.

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  • Rangiuru sale July 22

    Bitterly cold southerlies may have chilled those attending Rangiuru on Tuesday, but there was no cooling of the red-hot cattle market. Lots in the more desirable weight classes appreciated in value. Close to 350 cattle came forward and were keenly sought after, with buyers from as far as south Auckland competing with local buyers.

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Stooks and stacks of surprises

Winter is a time for us to slow down a bit. With our mid-winter week having 63 more hours of nocturnal darkness than in mid-summer we just don’t have the same daylight to get things done. 

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  • In full swing

    I thought we had a lot of growth last autumn but this year has exceeded 2013. With 150mm of rain in March and then again in April the only problem was finding days fine enough to do the farm work. 

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  • Milk plant about to yield results

    Oceania Dairy Company's milk processing plant at Glenavy, south of Timaru, is nearing completion and due to start production in September this year.

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  • All will be revealed

    Competition is going to be fierce between contestants of the Miss Waitaki Valley Beauty Pageant 2014 being held at Kurow on August 2.

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  • Bridge spans the generations

    The Cathill Arch bridge in North Canterbury stands as a monument to Kiwi ingenuity and a “can-do” attitude.

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Kidd breaks Northern YFC drought

Northern finally has its first Young Farmers Contest winner in David Kidd. The Kaipara farmer spoke to Hugh Stringleman.

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  • Mak attack

    With a name like the Three Makateers, you would be forgiven for thinking Mark O’Shanassy, Jack Norman and Harriet Whitfield were probably taken for a celebratory meal at the Golden Arches after their the win at the 2014 Agrikids competition at Lincoln University early in July.

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  • Glenham Monsters win the 2014 TeenAg race-off

    The 2014 winners of the 2014 TeenAg contest named themselves The Glenham Monsters but in reality were two really practical farm boys from a small college in Central Southland.

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  • Pushing the limits


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  • Cotton on

    Brothers Jono and Jack Lilburn from Manawatu were in a gang of six Kiwi blokes taking on the cotton harvest at Cubbie Station last summer. The numbers are huge, just like the machinery. Bernard Lilburn visited his sons to check out their day job.

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Environmental excellence on offer

Since its conversion six years ago, a 417ha Dannevirke farm has been developed with the future in mind, from its comprehensive infrastructure to the genetics of its herd.

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