It is only a little more than four weeks to go before Josh
Lavender, of Lochiel, is up against the nations' other ''best
of the best'' dairy trainees, so he is spending as much time
as he can preparing.
The possible reintroduction of an industry levy and ''the way
forward'' for profitability and sustainability for the goat
industry will be the focus of the inaugural New Zealand Goats
(NZGoats) conference in Queenstown next month.
The new Health and Safety Reform Bill will have ''profound
changes'' for the rural contracting sector and introduce
severe penalties in the event of a bad workplace accident,
Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) chief executive Roger
Boer goat farmer and breeder Owen Booth is hosting a field
day on his Enfield property near Oamaru this Saturday. Milk,
meat and fibre goat farmers and those interested in farming
goats are invited to attend.
Jared and Sara Crawford know exactly where they want to be in
10 years and how they want to get there, but the move to
Southland to take advantage of the opportunities available
was a major decision for them.