Sally Rae

Lack of supply ends single-breed preference

Lack of supply ends single-breed preference

United Kingdom supermarket chain Marks and Spencer has not been able to source enough Primera-bred lambs to move towards becoming exclusively Primera.

Juggling farm with family and business

Juggling farm with family and business

If Jann Robertson is not at work at Idealprint and Design in Tapanui, she is most likely to be found ferrying children to music lessons or sports practices.

Red meat gets contestable fund

Red meat gets contestable fund

An $850,000 contestable fund has been established to drive further growth of the red-meat industry.

Opportunities for beekeeper

Opportunities for beekeeper

Middlemarch beekeeper Blair Dale is used to dealing with the vagaries of the weather.

The hair and now: freedom in a wig

The hair and now: freedom in a wig

Wig-maker Averill Barrington has a blunt message for young women wanting hair extensions.

Big logistics task to run dog trials

Big logistics task to run dog trials

Hakataramea is going to the dogs.

Leadership award for North Otago sharemilker

Leadership award for North Otago sharemilker

A strong involvement in Young Farmers, which included helping to raise $70,000 for the Christchurch earthquake appeal, has paid off for lower order sharemilker and equity partner Greig Moore.

Silver Fern plans 'quantum leap' at Te Aroha

Silver Fern plans 'quantum leap' at Te Aroha

Silver Fern Farms has increased its presence in the beef processing sector with the purchase of a a plant in Waikato, while also announcing plans to build a high-tech beef processing plant on its nearby Te Aroha site.

No date yet for water decision

The Environment Canterbury panel considering more than 100 applications for water, mainly for irrigation, from the upper Waitaki catchment above the Waitaki dam says it is not possible to set a date when the decision will be released.

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"Wheels inside wheels" is how Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms describes developments over Ngai Tahu's plans to take a cornerstone shareholding in PGG Wrightson through a joint venture with Chinese companies.