John Falconer describes New Zealand's deer farmers as being
innovative, passionate and proud.
Large-scale farming business Craigmore Farming has received
Overseas Investment Office approval to buy two large dairy
farms in North Otago.
Silver Fern Farms is launching a branded
retail range of lamb into Shanghai, with the first online
sales expected in March.
Federated Farmers believes Fonterra's recall of thousands of
bottles of cream shows the dairy giant's quality assurance
systems work - but Labour says questions will again be raised
about New Zealand's food safety systems.
A bumper ram sale in Maniototo this week resulted in a total
clearance of the Duncan family's 239 rams on offer, for an
average price of $1097.
Port of Tauranga has shown its cards over its move to take a
50% shareholding in PrimePort Timaru, with the purchase of
land at Rolleston to develop an intermodal freight hub.
If New Zealand's red meat industry was a schoolchild, it
would be the C+ pupil, Federated Farmers meat and fibre
chairwoman Jeanette Maxwell reckons.
A 1% increase in the ANZ commodity price index last month has
seen the index lift to its second-highest level on record.
Thirty years after his birth, two offspring of a Romney ram,
owned by Otago stud breeder David Robertson, will go through
the sale ring in Gore tomorrow.
Robert Gregory might be a relative newcomer to stock-judging
competitions but he has quickly made a name for himself.
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