Harriet Gardner admits she might not be the ''fastest in the
world'' at it - but she can shear a sheep.
Young Maniototo sharemilker Wiremu Reid has his sights firmly
set on farm ownership.
It reads a little like something out of a Mills and Boon
Vanessa Hendry and Tim Lockerbie may not have had a day off
since Christmas Day - but you will not find them complaining.
The first lift in GlobalDairyTrade prices since February is
seen as a hopeful sign of prices stabilising.
Making sheep a tri-use animal could ''greatly aid'' the
rejuvenation of New Zealand's sheep industry, Federated
Farmers meat and fibre vice-chairman Rick Powdrell says.
Plans for a red meat industry summit appear aborted with Meat
Industry Excellence chairman John McCarthy saying farmers are
''on their own'' if they want to sort out the industry.
New Zealand's red meat industry has a large number of diverse
An electronic drench gun, believed to be a world-first, has
the potential to save farmers ''thousands of dollars'', the
Oamaru-based company that designed it believes.
Consumer confidence remains near nine-year highs in New
Zealand, with a slight drop in June due mainly to a drop in
economic optimism in smaller centres and rural areas.
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