For young South Canterbury farmer Thomas Gardner,
stock-judging competitions combine valuable public speaking
skills with being able to handle stock.
Whoever was responsible for the theft of 200 in-lamb merino
ewes from Omarama must be caught, Federated Farmers rural
security spokesman David Rose said.
From currency trader to Otago farmer, Grant Cochrane has
led an interesting life. Now he is looking for another
challenge and is seeking election to the board of dairy giant
Fonterra, as Sally Rae reports.
New Zealand Wool Investment Company (Wool Co) has reduced the
minimum investment in its offer to $9500 in its bid to raise
$40 million to buy New Zealand Wool Services International
State-owned farming company Landcorp will pay a record
dividend of $27.5 million after recording one of its most
Agresearch has turned around its financial performance,
reporting a net annual profit after tax of $6.2 million,
during a "pivotal year".
The benefits, costs, practicalities and legalities of an
online trading platform for lower-value meat commodities and
co-products is to be explored.
The Dreaver family had a little lamb - and then 119 more.
Fonterra shareholders will have an opportunity to meet
director candidates and ask questions during forthcoming
directors' election candidate roadshow meetings.
While the ANZ commodity price index has slipped for the
fourth successive month, strong commodity prices remain a key
pillar of support for the economy, ANZ rural economist Con
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