Australian lamb and mutton exports surged last month, with
lamb increasing 45% year-on-year to 15,200 tonnes and mutton
up 79% on the previous January to 12,800 tonnes.
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.
Prices strengthened across most micron categories while
poorer colour fleece, which had been struggling in recent
weeks, met with good competition at the wool sale in
Christchurch last week.
When Robin Gamble turned up to work at National Mortgage as a
fresh-faced school-leaver, little did he know he would still
be in the stock and station industry 50 years later.
Joel Salatin, described as an American biological farming
guru, is running a two-day workshop in Wanaka at the end of
Ram breeders who have stuck with the sheep industry are the
ones who are ''pretty passionate about it'', Min Bain
Third-generation Southland dairy farmer Gerald Spain
acknowledges farmers in the region are highly regulated
''whether rightly or wrongly''.
Ask Greg Kirkwood what he loves about the dairy industry and
he says: ''You don't know where you're going to end up.''
Dawn Sangster is an advocate for rural women developing their
A long spell of dry weather and the high dollar are causing
"a deepening pessimism" to spread among sheep and beef
farmers around the country.
A decision about whether or not to sign up to the dairy
sector's new water accord has divided Otago regional
Winton dairy veterinarian and mastitis consultant Kath Taylor
is among six finalists in the 2013 Dairy Women of the Year
Tractors, motorbikes, farm machinery and dancing girls will
all be on display at the Southfuels Farmarama at Lawrence on
February 7 and 8.
Clarendon breeder pays top price for ram, wins fleece
awardsIT has been a good couple of weeks for Kate McLachlan's
black and coloured sheep stud.
Stray, feral and domesticated cats are a major threat to many
endangered species and more work needs to be done by
''everyone'' to protect biodiversity, New Zealand Veterinary
Association spokeswoman Dr Catherine Watson says.
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