Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group chairman Glenn Mead says the
results of the latest research report on the organic sector
are ''very encouraging''.
When Amanda Hasselman returned home to Glenorchy after
attending a leadership skills programme in Wellington, she
admits her brain was ''fizzing''.
It's not every day that you get an email from Claudia
Sheep and beef farmers have given the seal of approval to
co-fund the $65 million Collaboration for Sustainable Growth
red-meat sector initiative, paving the way for the programme
Irrigation has resulted in a major transformation of the
Hawea Flat area.
Farmers are being urged to form a united front when the
future of the red meat industry is discussed in Gore next
When Andrew Paterson visited a factory in the United States
that turned his fine wool into socks, he came away feeling
extremely positive about the future.
After 10 years flying fixed-wing aircraft doing agricultural
work, Alister Lister could see the industry was changing.
New Zealand's red-meat sector is at a ''critical junction''
and farmers have given the message they want action to turn
around the precarious situation, Beef and Lamb New Zealand
chairman Mike Petersen says.
Sheep and beef farmers may be in for a tough time with
profits predicted to halve this season as the full impact of
lower lamb prices and widespread drought starts to hit home.
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