Sally Rae

MPI happy to continue talks on raw milk options

The Ministry for Primary Industries says it is happy to continue discussions with Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille over options for his milk.

Farmer buoyed by support (+ video)

Farmer buoyed by support (+ video)

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 grants cows a stay of execution

 

 

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.

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

"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 Company.

Hanging out and investing in China

Hanging out and investing in China

Alex Worker jokingly refers to himself as "a failed Kiwi''.

Shareholders seek to revisit joint venture

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.

Merino work recognised

Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.

Middlemarch pair placed

Middlemarch pair placed

Middlemarch dog triallist Zac Gilmore has finished runner-up in the straight hunt at the New Zealand dog trial championships in Omarama.

Friendly family rivalry at dog trials

Friendly family rivalry at dog trials

Technically, Roger and Steph Tweed are rivals on the huntaway courses at the South Island and New Zealand sheep dog trial championships at Omarama.

Veteran still enjoys dogs' life

Veteran still enjoys dogs' life

Les Roughan has the distinction of being the oldest competitor at this year's South Island and New Zealand sheepdog trial championships at Omarama.