Colin Wallace believes the merino wool industry is special.
Fewer farms were sold in New Zealand last month as farmers
focused on getting through one of the busiest times of year,
according to the Real Estate Institute.
''Exciting opportunities'' have been outlined to Wools of New
Zealand shareholders at a roadshow criss-crossing the
Dairy farmers are being advised to stick to budget, despite
Fonterra's forecast of an $8.30 milk price.
A wide range of farming knowledge was needed by the 12
contestants in the Mid Canterbury district ANZ Young Farmer
competition held on Saturday.
West Australian shearer Damien Boyle was delighted to win the
New Zealand Merino shearing open title for the fourth
consecutive time in Alexandra on October 5 at the New Zealand
Merino Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
Reuben Carter has qualified for his seventh Young Farmers
Contest regional final.
Canadian Angus Association president Kevin Blair says young
people need to be encouraged to see agriculture as a ''noble
Wool has a vital role to play in the European textiles
market, an English expert says.
Angus cattle enthusiasts from around the globe began their
month-long celebration of the breed in the South Island last
The international appeal of New Zealand sheep farming should
not be underestimated, Steven Parsons says.
Extra labour has arrived from overseas to help with repairs
to almost 800 irrigators damaged by last month's wind storms
Showtime is a family affair for the Ashworths of Ohoka, near
The Waimate Sheep Dog Trial Club is the proud owner of its
own glossy centennial history.
Spraying of roadsides on State Highway 77 between Ashburton
and Methven is due to start this month in a move to prevent
the plant pest black grass becoming established in New
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