A combination of financial pressures, flooding, employment issues and isolation took a toll on Southland farmers’ mental health at the end 2023.
Southland Rural Support Trust wellness coordinator Rachael Nicholson says the organisation received 31 new cases between August and November, twice as many as in the same quarter a year before.
Federated Farmers are proud to be supporting an inspiring initiative called "Commence the Re-Fence" in the aftermath of Cyclone Gabriele, which has been launched to provide support to the most affected farmers in rebuilding their fencing.
Vet Marlborough runs a farmer accreditation day to train clients in the use of pain relief for docking and castration.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has advised they will have a greater focus on the transport of pregnant stock this season, specifically when stock give birth in the stock truck or in the stock yards. This has been a specific issue for sheep, although cattle are susceptible also. Any stock in late pregnancy should not be transported.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Dairy News they have been busy updating all the material they have to help farmers through the coming weeks and months.
We have extended the timeframes for updating NAIT to help ease some of the pressure on farmers and other People in Charge of Animals (PICAs).
Effective prevention and treatment of flystrike and lice involves a multi-pronged approach. This booklet aims to provide you with the detail you need to:
a) Understand the pests’ lifecycles and therefore the optimal time to target them, and
b) The treatment options – chemical...
The insect pest, fall armyworm has been reported in the North and South Islands, and with further spread likely, knowing how to identify and manage this pest can do a lot to help protect our industry.
This time of the year is a great time to think about how you could improve your investments into your 'Wellbeing Bank Account' for 2023.
The Remote Users Scheme allows eligible households and communities in the most remote areas - where broadband is not currently available and there is only access to voice calling and text services - to...