Bill Gibson, the elder statesman of the merino industry, has
been recognised for his vast contribution to the breed.
Dairy auction prices started the new season in a positive way
as the overall 3.4% average price rise was the second-highest
of the year.
The GlobalDairyTrade auction early tomorrow morning takes on
more significance than usual because of Fonterra's first
indication of next season's milk price being lower than the
Delegates from Japanese suit maker Konaka were treated to a
Kiwi farm experience and more when they visited Closeburn
The primary sector did not miss out in Budget 2016 funding
but in relation to other sectors, the money was not as high
profile and it has a long lead-in time before goals will be
Christchurch company Invert Robotics, which uses robotics to
change the way industrial tanks are inspected, is raising
capital to expand into the European market.
Southland Demonstration Farm (SDF) at Wallacetown, near
Invercargill, is changing from operating a leased farm to
establishing the Southern Dairy Hub.
Brendon Cross is the sixth generation to farm amid the
spectacular beauty of the Otago Peninsula.
The Paterson family, of Gimmerburn, have won the Clip of the
Year title at the Otago Merino Association's merino
West Otago's Westholm Hereford stud was the most successful
southern vendor at last week's Feilding Beef Expo.
Brooke Solly had been meaning to join the Maniototo Young
The Otago Rural Support Trust has pulled out of a funding
collaboration with the Government because of lack of demand
from farmers for mental health support.
Duncan New Zealand invested in a second venison processing
plant because it was confident about the future of New
Zealand venison, marketing general manager Glenn Tyrrell
Staff at AgResearch Invermay are looking at other ways,
beyond just fencing off waterways, to help improve water
quality on its deer farm.
Water quality, water quantity and local and regional
government remain the principal challenges the collective
agricultural industry faces, Federated Farmers Otago
president Phill Hunt believes.
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