New Zealand's red meat industry is not ''on the way out'' but
innovation, collaboration and development of market
opportunities are needed to lift profitability, Primary
Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.
An industry-wide effort is under way in Southland to combat
the damaging clover root weevil, whose economic damage has
been measured in hundreds of millions of dollars nationwide.
When Cody Pickles goes to the dog trials, he takes his Gin
Four finalists have been named for this year's Otago Ballance
Farm Environment Awards.
When Ronda Ridsdale signed up for Shave for a Cure, she
decided to get as much exposure as she could.
A suggestion that a company, involving various stakeholders,
be formed to buy Invermay has been described as a ''nice idea
in theory'' but one that would probably not work in practice.
Silver Fern Farms is proposing to sell its Napier hide
processing plant to Lowe Corporation, as part of a toll
processing arrangement for North Island hides.
Prices eased slightly for all types at the South Island wool
sale in Christchurch yesterday.
For the past 40 years, Millers Flat farmer Peter Macdougall
has used science from Invermay to develop his hill-country
When Mark and Tracy Lamb bought a physiotherapy business in
Milton in 2001, people commented they would have to shift
from Dunedin to save commuting.
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