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
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.
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