Collaboration and partnerships.
Kees Zeestraten has spent close to $3 million trying to get
water to irrigate Ohau Downs.
''You wouldn't get a better landscape. Green is as much a
part of it as the tawny brown landscape in the background.
What are they worrying about? It fits in.''
Barry Shepherd remembers the days when he used to shoot
rabbits on a property which is now Doug McIntyre's dairy
A chance last week to hear specialists explaining how to
improve beef cattle returns in the high country given the
opportunities dairy grazing offers proved to be a
An Amberley couple are not giving up, despite losing most
their organic vegetable crop in the recent tornado.
The clover root weevil ravaging pasture throughout the South
Island is meeting its match.
More beef calves on the ground, growing more quickly, could
''shift the whole supply curve'' and that ''would not be a
bad thing'', a meat industry spokesman says.
Malvern A&P Show president Paul Wright is continuing a
family tradition which dates back 101 years.
Beef cattle farmers should not put their faith only in what
they see if they want to get the best returns, Bill Austin,
of Austin Ultrasound, says.
The winners of the Canterbury/North Otago New Zealand
Dairy Industry Awards were announced two weeks ago. In the
next few issues, reporter David Hill finds out what it takes
to win the title. This week, he talks to farm manager Phillip
The key to getting the best returns from breeding beef cows
is to make sure they complement rather than compete with
other stock classes on the farm.
Two British traction engines are set to help Leeston
celebrate its 150th birthday from March 28 to March 30.
A successful Rakaia Gorge high country station is opening its
farm gate next week.
Mid Canterbury is being labelled the dairy capital of New
Zealand following the recent sale of a property for almost
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