Spilling grass seed contaminated with the plant pest black
grass has cost a seed company $57,000 in fines and up to
$300,000 for a monitoring programme.
The Mitchell family, from Clinton, have been highlighted as
an example of what the ''Perendale spirit'' is all about.
When Beef and Lamb New Zealand decided to create a new
environmental extension manager position, it was an ideal job
for Erica van Reenen.
Labour inspectors this week began visiting dairy farmers who
employ migrant labour.
Sheep and deer farmers in the South Island can now benefit
from faster and more accurate carcass measurements, thanks to
a new CT scanner in AgResearch's campus at Invermay, near
Parasites and drenching are likely to be one of the topics of
conversation at the inaugural NZGoats conference in
Queenstown later this month.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand has appointed a chairman and
general manager to run the new entity Beef and Lamb New
Sheep and beef farmers across the country have been breathing
a sigh of relief over the past week as Beef and Lamb NZ has
released a positive-look forecast for meat and wool prices.
There is a shortage of 50/50 sharemilking jobs within the
dairy industry, which may prevent some dairy farmers from
pursuing their farm ownership dreams.
South Otago couple Darrell and Julie Wendelgeist must be
doing something right.
A planned ''one-stop shop'' dairy hub in Southland will give
industry organisations the chance to collaborate and utilise
one central space, Southland Demonstration Farm business
manager Stacy McNaught says.
Alpaca farmers and stud breeders nationwide opened their
properties to the public to showcase their animals and
encourage people to learn more about them, as part of the
national alpaca day on Sunday.
More than 60 registrations from throughout New Zealand have
been received for Perendale New Zealand's national conference
in Otago this week.
Ask Duncan Smith why he has stuck with the Perendale breed
and the answer is succinct.
New Zealand's deer industry intends working with Korean deer
farmers to increase demand for New Zealand velvet in South
Korea, its largest market.
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