Applications are open for Fonterra farmers to lock in a price
for a percentage of their milk for the 2014-15 season.
After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms
throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the
state of the sheep industry.
Primary industry leaders are eyeing September's general
election with some trepidation, concerned about the
''unknowns'' surrounding the outcome, an industry report
A long-term perspective on New Zealand's sheep and beef
sector will enable the industry to move beyond survival mode
and focus on maximising its potential - rather than ''looking
jealously over the fence at dairy''.
Graham Smith is excited about being appointed chief
executive-designate of Federated Farmers, describing it as
his ''dream job''.
Since 1905, successive generations of the Simpson family have
farmed Springside at Tokarahi in North Otago.
East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht have taken
top honours in the New Zealand ewe hogget competition.
Factory farming. Two
highly emotive words which are widely used to describe
Natural resource industries were the foundation for economic
activity in most regional economies, Economic Development
Minister Steven Joyce said yesterday.
Chris Adams in his paddock of award-winning fodder at Hindon.
Photo by Peter McIntosh.
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