Present drought conditions are spreading and will remain with
us for some time.
Organic Dairy and Pastoral Group chairman Glenn Mead says the
results of the latest research report on the organic sector
are ''very encouraging''.
When Amanda Hasselman returned home to Glenorchy after
attending a leadership skills programme in Wellington, she
admits her brain was ''fizzing''.
Sheep and beef farmers have given the seal of approval to
co-fund the $65 million Collaboration for Sustainable Growth
red-meat sector initiative, paving the way for the programme
Farmers are being urged to form a united front when the
future of the red meat industry is discussed in Gore next
When Andrew Paterson visited a factory in the United States
that turned his fine wool into socks, he came away feeling
extremely positive about the future.
After 10 years flying fixed-wing aircraft doing agricultural
work, Alister Lister could see the industry was changing.
A high percentage of lambs wool was on offer at the wool sale
in Christchurch last week, with the balance crossbred fleece
and second shear wools.
A consumer research programme, to be launched by Alliance
Group, will survey Chinese consumers on the taste and quality
of New Zealand lamb, in comparison with Chinese and Inner
It would be fair to say there was a reasonable amount of
frustration at Shortlands Station a few years ago.
The increasing need for farmers to meet compliance costs as
they expand their operations has led the ASB Bank to launch a
low-cost ''rural environmental compliance loan''.
Question - what's black and white and red all over? Not
necessarily a newspaper.
The Outlaw Broncs have headed for the hills.
When Rob and Katrina Kelly entered a 7-month-old calf in the
New Zealand Dairy Event - the country's biggest dairy show -
they were hoping to win the calf class.
Meet Wiggy from Wales.
Paul ''Wiggy'' Davies has been in North Otago working for
shearing contractor Owen Rowland, having met Mr Rowland when
he was over shearing in Wales.
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