A ''high level'' proposal is circulating about meat
processors over a new market development plan for sheepmeat
When Julie Dee headed to the Dairy Women's Network conference
in Invercargill in March, she was feeling a little
Outram farmer Duncan Wells has a top crop of fodder beet.
Meat Industry Excellence chairman John McCarthy has scotched
a suggestion the organisation will unveil a plan for a new
export meat co-operative this week.
Dairy prices are at their lowest for six years, with a
further 4.3% drop in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.
It's a long way from a merino sheep grazing in the vast
Central Otago countryside to a customer pulling on a pair of
SmartWool socks somewhere in the world.
The Southern Dairy Hub has been given the green light after
gaining approval from its industry partners.
Rises in interest and local and central government rates and
fees contributed to a 1.1% increase in input prices for sheep
and beef farmers in the year to March.
Regina Speer might be living thousands of kilometres from
home - but she could not be happier.
It was close but no cigar for Danseys Pass farmer Neville
Hore at the New Zealand sheep dog trial championships at
Moawhango, near Taihape.
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