Ballance Agri-Nutrients has launched a $32 million programme
aimed at transforming traditional fertiliser use and
providing more affordable solutions to farmers.
Federated Farmers will maintain very close scrutiny of the
National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait) scheme, its
effectiveness and cost, saying it is still "highly dubious of
the claimed benefits".
Merino is on the menu at Pier 24. The Dunedin restaurant is
featuring Silere Alpine Origin Merino, a joint-venture meat
brand between Silver Fern Farms and The New Zealand Merino
Dunedin engineer Barry Armour has come up with his third
patented product to help the transport industry, and he
believes the opportunity for it is "huge".
They're flying the flag in heartland New Zealand.
Alliance Group is proposing to
close its Sockburn plant in Christchurch at the end of the
2012 processing season, affecting about 250 jobs.
Taieri farmer James Adam reflected the feelings of many
yesterday when he reacted positively to Fonterra's record
financial results announcement.
Fonterra has announced record financial results for 2011 -
including revenue of $19.9 billion - boosted by a bumper year
for dairy exports and strong contributions from overseas
Rural Contractors New Zealand has welcomed a review of
transport rules affecting agricultural contractors,
describing it as "great news".
High prices and
favourable offshore market conditions are expected to
continue for New Zealand sheepmeat producers in the year
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