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Collaboration essential for sustainable dairy farming Fortuna Group

For innovation in dairy farming to effectively improve dairy farming practices for the future, there must be collaboration between the private and public sectors to achieve this.

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ASB Farmsmarts: The Power of Poo ASB Blog

Experience, says John Scandrett with dry humour, is what you get just after you really need it.


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Methane recovery farm officially opens in Otautau NZ Farmer

Leading the country, a Southland dairy farm is turning methane gas from its effluent pond into electricity

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Southland farmers claim big prize at environment awards NZ Farmer

Southland farmers are major environmental winners, taking home the big prize of the night at awards honouring community efforts.

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Turning poo into power Fiordland Advocate

A farm near Isla Bank has become the first in Southland to generate onsite electricity and reliable power from the methane stored in the farm’s effluent point.

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Protecting the farm environment a priority for Elya Holdings NZ Farmer

Environmentally sustainable farming is just the smart way to do things.

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Striving to be at the top of his game NZ Farmer

Wayne likes to push himself outside his comfort zone and was thrilled to win the 2016 Southland-Otago Dairy Manager of the Year Award in Gore recently.

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2016 Southland-Otago Dairy Manager of the Year NZ Farmer

Isla Bank manger Wayne Ashmore, became the 2016 Southland-Otago Dairy Manager of the Year.

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Fortuna managers feature in the Dairy Manager of the Year finalists Otago Southland Farmer

Five finalists have been selected for Dairy Manager of the Year including Fortuna Group managers Wayne Ashmore and Dante Calamayan

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2015 Southland Environment Awards Environment Southland

The Jayvor Dairies property near Edendale is a part of the Fortuna Group of farms and was recently converted to dairy. Jayvor Daires was awarded a highly commended in the Farming category at the 2015 Southland Environment Awards.

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Fortuna Group like big family, says manager Business Rural

Michael Pelesco, who comes from the Philippines, is in his eighth year of farming in New Zealand.

In that time he has progressed from being a farm-hand to a fully-fledged manager, something he says would not have been possible without the support of those he has worked alongside at the Fortuna Group farm.

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Efficient, profitable farming within an enhanced landscape and environment Bill Jarvie, Te Anau Fish & Game Officer

Intensive farming is being placed under increasing scrutiny due to the clear links between it and New Zealand’s declining water quality. So it is pleasing to be able to highlight a successful farming operation that is ahead of the game in deliberately incorporating habitat protection within its business plan.

This approach is nothing new to the Southland-based farming company Fortuna group.

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