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.
When David Paterson started work as a rural valuer more than
30 years ago, things were very different.
Ways of reducing nitrate leaching will be discussed at the
Lincoln University dairy farm next week. '
Hinds junior farmers look to be more than capable of filling
the gumboots of their older counterparts.
A slice of Canterbury heritage has been restored with the
reopening of Hororata's Cotons' Cottage last month.
The importance of the beef cow was discussed by about 200
farmers at a field day at Mendip Hills Station recently.
As the shearing sports competition season in this country
ends, attention is shifting to the northern hemisphere and
competitions on the world stage.
Four projects, which will address issues of nitrogen
leaching, dairy grazing on cropping farms, Argentine stem
weevil and slugs, are to be funded from the Ministry for
Primary Industry's 2014 Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF).
The sun shone and people came out in their hundreds to enjoy
Easter Monday at the 116th Mackenzie A&P Highland Show in
He did not expect to come out on top but Hinds young farmer
James Davidson (25) is this year's Aorangi challenger aiming
to be New Zealand's top young farmer.
It has been a while since Tony Dobbs competed on the world
stage but the Fairlie blade shearer is determined he will
once again be a force to reckon with.
Food safety is becoming increasingly important to New
Zealand's agricultural export sector.
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