Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have done it
The New Zealand Woolclassers Association is holding a field
day at the PGG Wrightson Wool store in Mosgiel on Wednesday.
An on farm national record price of $100,000 was achieved at
the Rangatira Angus bull sale at Muriwai, Gisborne, last
Shaun Snoxell loves the land and food production.
When Mike Elliot was presented with life membership of Otago
Federated Farmers, he said it took him by complete surprise.
A gathering of rural professionals is being held in Oamaru
next week to highlight the support networks available to
The Government has decided to allow the sale of raw milk to
consumers, subject to farmers meeting certain requirements.
Newly elected New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association
president Graham White may have a big year ahead of him - but
he will still fit in some dog trialling.
From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will
be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.
Oamaru-based veterinarian Dave Robertson has been described
as ''someone who lives and breathes sheep and beef''.
A farmer has defended his decision to send more than 1000 of
his sheep to Mexico on board a livestock carrier which has
left New Zealand.
A national programme to address rural depression will be
developed in recognition of challenging times for farmers
including volatility in milk prices.
Federated Farmers supports a large shipment of New Zealand
sheep and cattle bound for Mexico, saying it is "confident"
the animals will be transported humanely.
Over capacity in dairy processing has been raised as a ''real
risk'' to New Zealand's dairy industry.
Plunging dairy prices will continue to put enormous pressures
on the mental well-being of some sectors of the farming
community, and the head of Rural Women NZ says farmers must
understand when they need help.
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