A predicted fall in sheep and beef farm profits for the
2012-13 season, while disappointing, is not entirely
unexpected given the global recession, Beef and Lamb New
Zealand economic service executive director Rob Davison says.
The successful eradication of hydatids, a disease that caused
significant numbers of deaths and hospital admissions in New
Zealand, was a great achievement - and one that went almost
unnoticed, Geoff Neilson says.