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Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Posthumous award for sheep efforts

Errol Holgate's contribution to the sheep industry was recognised at the Beef and Lamb New Zealand sheep industry awards in Invercargill last week.

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of lupins investigated

Grazing of Russell lupins in the high country has ''plenty of scope'' in the right areas, New Zealand Merino Company production science project leader Mark Ferguson believes.

Little new information, SFF says

Silver Fern Farms says it has reviewed in detail ''a number of times'' the costs and benefits of industry consolidation, including those related to a potential merger with Alliance Group.

Dream fulfilled helping others

Dream fulfilled helping others

Deborah Manning's ''a-ha'' moment came while reading the newspaper.

Milk price gloom

Milk price gloom

Economists have slashed their new season milk price forecasts to as low as $4.50 after yet another drop in global dairy prices.

SFF shareholders call for meeting

SFF shareholders call for meeting

Silver Fern Farms shareholders have exceeded the minimum threshold required to force a special meeting to discuss a merger with Alliance Group.

Tougher times yet for dairy farmers

The ''tightest and roughest'' times are still to come for dairy farmers, Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard believes.

Alliance shareholders also seek merger assessment

Alliance shareholders also seek merger assessment

Alliance Group shareholders are now seeking the same support as a group of Silver Fern Farms shareholders in a bid to get an analysis of the potential benefits and risks of a merger.

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram's Johnstones win again

Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it again.

Classers' field day

The New Zealand Woolclassers Association is holding a field day at the PGG Wrightson Wool store in Mosgiel on Wednesday.