New Zealand's primary sector looks to have come out of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement favourably, with the notable exception of the country's biggest export - dairy.
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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
Mid Canterbury is being labelled the dairy capital of New
Zealand following the recent sale of a property for almost
The clover root weevil ravaging pasture throughout the South
Island is meeting its match.
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.
Farmers and judges learn from each other during the lead-up
to the announcement of winners in the Ballance Farm
Environment Awards, the co-ordinator of judges for the
Canterbury region says.
Two British traction engines are set to help Leeston
celebrate its 150th birthday from March 28 to March 30.
Despite lower visitors numbers to last year's show, the
Canterbury A&P Association says its financial position
continues to be ''sound''.
Planning is under way for one of the biggest one-day events
on the cropping calendar.
You can always rely on the barman for a good yarn.
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.
Work on the milk factory being built near Glenavy has speeded
Nutrient management and irrigation options are the focus of
the Federated Farmers North Canterbury annual field day and
conference next month.
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.
Buyers from throughout the country snapped up the
Two hot, dusty Mackenzie Country big sky days and some
single-minded merinos put dogs and their owners to the test,
at the recent Canterbury Sheep Dog Trial Association Centre
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