The designer and developer of a new, high resolution device
to test whether effluent ponds are leaking says it is the
first test in New Zealand which provides farmers with
accurate scientific information.
Millers Flat Hereford breeders Gray and Robyn Pannett
achieved a top price of $31,000 at their recent bull sale.
Long-standing family farm ownership was recognised recently
at the New Zealand Century Farm and Station Awards in
Dave and Janene Divers first entered the Otago Ballance Farm
Environment Awards four years ago.
A top price of $15,000 was achieved at the 15th Delmont Angus
bull sale held recently on farm at Kuriwao.
Geoff Howie was one of the original breeders who invested in
Texel sheep when they were released from quarantine in 1990.
Increased dairy farm foreclosures look likely if product
prices remain weak, the Reserve Bank said in its latest
financial stability report.
it comes to his career, Leon Olsson's only regret is that he
did not get into the agricultural sector earlier.
It was nearly a southern clean sweep in this year's New
Zealand ewe hogget competition.
The opportunities for young people to forge a professional
career in the agribusiness sector are ''so diverse'', John
McGlashan College principal Neil Garry says.
DairyNZ research and the latest economic outlook for dairy
farming was outlined at a Farmers Forum, organised by
DairyNZ, in Balclutha last weekend. Agribusiness reporter
Sally Rae went along.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle always wanted to be a
Prudent farm purchasers have ''carefully assessed'' the
reduced milk price forecast and the high New Zealand dollar,
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand rural spokesman Brian
The ASB New Zealand commodity index fell last week but lamb,
beef and wool prices all posted rises close to 2% in United
States dollar terms.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers to check
they are registered to vote in the sheep and beef levy
referendum that will be held this year.
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