FARMER'S VOICE ARCHIVES

Farmer's Voice | Mark and Robyn Copland

Successful in sheep breeding, dog trials and recently being voted in as ambassadors for the Christchurch Agricultural Show, even following a tragic family event Mid-Canterbury farmers Mark and Robyn Copland are navigating life’s trials with humility.

Farmer's Voice | Monique and Kyle Smith

Monique and Kyle Smith are turkey and duck farmers who do things a bit differently to others in their industry, controlling all aspects of the supply chain from when the egg hits the ground to the packaging and selling of their product.  

 

Farmer's Voice | Duncan and Tina Mackintosh

Duncan and Tina Mackintosh have a passion for their farm's environment and are sharing that passion with their community. Wiggy caught up with them to see how they're taking others along with them on their farming journey.

Farmer's Voice | Sir David Fagan

Wiggy discovers there's a lot more to Sir David Fagan than shearing. He and son Jack are working on a three year project with the local regional authorities to retire 10% of their dairy farm into wetlands, native trees and shelter. Sir David is clearly enjoying replacing his handpiece with a planting spade and fencing gear. "Agriculture is the best way of life in New Zealand."

Farmer's Voice | Jack Jordan

On this month’s Farmers Voice Wiggy head’s up to Taumarunui to catch up with 6-time underarm wood chopping world champ Jack Jordan, and has a chat about his passion for farming, rugby and wood chopping.

Farmer's Voice | Jack Fagan

Jack Fagan is the two-time world champion speed-shearer and current world title holder. After taking over from his father Sir David Fagan, he rose through the ranks winning his first title in Invercargill two years ago and second in France this year. Wiggy catches up with Fagan over a cup of tea and learns the in’s and out’s of New Zealand shearing and what it takes to be the best.

Farmer's Voice | Beef and beers at the lake

This month Wiggy heads to Taupo and catches up with James and Elissa Cooper who run a finishing farm and have diversified with Lakeman Brewery. Due to catchment regulations they have turned a negative into a positive and use this water to make their beer.

Farmer's Voice: bidr

On this episode of Farmer's Voice Wiggy catches up with chairman Peter Moore and general manager Tania Smith of bidr - an online rural market place that connects the right stock with the right buyers.

Farmer's Voice: Maddo Taylor

Craig caught up with young auctioneer Maddo Taylor at the annual weaner fair in Kurow and found out why he made his career choice.