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Wool classer awarded merino service trophy

Wool classer awarded merino service trophy

Colin Wallace believes the merino wool industry is special.

Fewer farms sold last month

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.

Company's strategy set out for shareholders

Company's strategy set out for shareholders

''Exciting opportunities'' have been outlined to Wools of New Zealand shareholders at a roadshow criss-crossing the country.

Dairy farmers advised put money in bank for a rainy day

Dairy farmers are being advised to stick to budget, despite Fonterra's forecast of an $8.30 milk price.

Contestants show their wide range of skills

Contestants show their wide range of skills

A wide range of farming knowledge was needed by the 12 contestants in the Mid Canterbury district ANZ Young Farmer competition held on Saturday.

Boyle wins fourth title in row

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.

Young farmers steadfast

Young farmers steadfast

Reuben Carter has qualified for his seventh Young Farmers Contest regional final.

Call to encourage young into farming

Call to encourage young into farming

Canadian Angus Association president Kevin Blair says young people need to be encouraged to see agriculture as a ''noble career''.

Wool becoming 'more interesting' product

Wool has a vital role to play in the European textiles market, an English expert says.

Visits part of celebration

Visits part of celebration

Angus cattle enthusiasts from around the globe began their month-long celebration of the breed in the South Island last week.

Highlighting the many positives of NZ fibre

The international appeal of New Zealand sheep farming should not be underestimated, Steven Parsons says.

Overseas technicians arrive to fix irrigators

Extra labour has arrived from overseas to help with repairs to almost 800 irrigators damaged by last month's wind storms in Canterbury.

A&P show Ashworths's pet project

A&P show Ashworths's pet project

Showtime is a family affair for the Ashworths of Ohoka, near Rangiora.

History of club entwined with district

History of club entwined with district

The Waimate Sheep Dog Trial Club is the proud owner of its own glossy centennial history.

Spraying to destroy black grass begins

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 Zealand.

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