Fonterra's decision to
halve the number of organic farmer suppliers in the North
Island because of financial losses in the organics market has
been described as a "bolt out of the blue".
Managing the New Zealand
shearing team on its recent UK tour was a proud occasion for
veteran South Otago shearer Bruce Walker.
Some mornings, John Brown gets up at 5am to head out to North
Otago dairy farms to demonstrate a tool to calm cattle.
Christine Angland encourages other women to become involved
with the Agri-Women's Development Trust's Escalator course.
Alliance Group expects world meat protein markets to remain
strong next year, with lamb prices expected to stay at "$100
New Zealand-listed milk company A2 Corporation is bucking the
trend as the supermarket milk-price war continues in
Federated Farmers says it will engage openly with Inland
Revenue on new rules for tax in relation to livestock.
A Mataura forestry consultant is worried farmers will miss
out on their chance to register for "potentially lucrative"
Horticulture producers are seeking strategies to add value to
their produce in the face of rising input costs and
downstream buyer power.
An estimated 9.5 million litres of milk has been disposed of
as treacherous road conditions affected Fonterra's collection
throughout New Zealand over the past two days.
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