Frustrated Silver Fern Farms shareholders are seeking support
to force a special meeting in a bid to obtain full analysis
of the potential benefits and risks of a merger with Alliance
Two Dunedin-based businesses have teamed up to increase
access to training for people working in licensed premises.
PGG Wrightson's trading performance has ''held up well'' over
the second half of its financial year, despite challenging
conditions in the farming sector.
Newly elected New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association
president Graham White may have a big year ahead of him - but
he will still fit in some dog trialling.
From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will
be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.
Oamaru-based veterinarian Dave Robertson has been described
as ''someone who lives and breathes sheep and beef''.
Do not sack Fonterra's leadership - that is the message from
one Otago dairy farming industry leader.
Chinese dairy giant Yili and its New Zealand subsidiary,
Oceania Dairy, have established a research and development
centre at Lincoln University.
High beef prices and strong New Zealand production have
driven an expected 8% rise in meat and wool sector revenue in
the year to June.
''Better times to come'' are being forecast for New Zealand's
primary industries sector.
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