The Ministry for Primary Industries says it is happy to
continue discussions with Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall
MacNeille over options for his milk.
Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille has suggested a
pilot programme involving the University of Otago, Ministry
for Primary Industries and himself, in an attempt to keep
selling his milk.
Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille says he will
keep his herd of dairy cows, despite possibly not being
permitted to sell their milk for six years.
"A breath of fresh air for fine wool'' is how Central Otago
farmer Bevan McKnight describes a $45 million deal between
Italian textile company Reda and the New Zealand Merino
Alex Worker jokingly refers to himself as "a failed Kiwi''.
Silver Fern Farms will hold a special meeting in Dunedin on
July 11 after a request from a group of shareholders to
revisit the Shanghai Maling joint venture.
Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has
been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.
Middlemarch dog triallist Zac Gilmore has finished runner-up
in the straight hunt at the New Zealand dog trial
championships in Omarama.
Technically, Roger and Steph Tweed are rivals on the huntaway
courses at the South Island and New Zealand sheep dog trial
championships at Omarama.
Les Roughan has the distinction of being the oldest
competitor at this year's South Island and New Zealand
sheepdog trial championships at Omarama.
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