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.
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
Remembrance of war traditionally focuses on those who gave
their lives and those who returned home.
Scientists are trialling a filter system which they hope will
provide dairy farmers with a simple and cost effective way of
removing nitrates and phosphorus before they reach waterways.
A significant lift in numbers of students studying
agriculture is overdue and ''great news'' for the sector,
Beef and Lamb New Zealand chief executive Dr Scott Champion
Looking back, Katrina Allan wonders how she ever managed to
juggle motherhood with work and tertiary study.
Lake Ohau Station managers Simon and Liko Inkersell are very
aware they live in a special environment.
Tussock Creek couple Jono and Kelly Bavin have won the 2015
Southland Otago Sharemilker Equity Farmer of the Year title.
Agriculture accounts for the majority of workplace fatalities
in South Canterbury.
Action is being taken against
19 employers in the dairy industry for breaches of employment
law, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Omarama farmers Richard and Annabelle Subtil want to help
highlight the positive side of agriculture.
West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was recently named Dairy
Woman of the Year. She talks to agribusiness reporter Sally
When it came to the cute factor at the Upper Clutha A&P
Show, it was hard to go past the Country Camp Cooker.
The Merriman name is closely linked with Australia's merino
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