A claim that cropping farmers were in trouble and were being
unfairly treated under a plan developed to improve water
quality and quantity in the Ashburton District has been
levelled at the committee responsible for the plan.
Stock rustlers beware. Mosgiel-based company Oritain is using
its pioneering approach to scientifically certify the origin
of food products to help address the multimillion-dollar
issue of stock theft.
The sheep and beef sector stands to gain by a potential
$845 million in added value during the next 20 years once a
new Dunedin-based genetics research and development entity
hits its stride. Yvonne O'Hara reports.
Seventeen years ago, Andrew Welsh's parents started the
TEFRom stud. As he and his wife, Katherine, begin to take
over the reins, the stud has been nominated for Beef and Lamb
New Zealand Sheep Industry awards.
If not for the persistence of Holstein Friesian stud breeders
Philip and Heather Wilson, of the Telesis stud and West Mains
Farm, at Maungatua, one of the top, most prolific bulls in
the country, Firenze, might have ended up on the bobby truck.
Geoffrey Wilson is a dairy man through and through. He is a
firm believer in treating his animals well and with respect
''every single day'', particularly as his cows work hard to
provide an income for him.