A "win-win" situation for all involved is how Ahuriri Valley
Jim Morris describes Environment Canterbury's environment
He may have come second but Richard Copland was still
struggling last week to tally up the $49,600 worth of prizes
he won as runner-up in the National Bank Young Farmer contest
in Palmerston North.
New Zealand's leading sheep breeders were celebrated at a
dinner in Cromwell on Friday night when the 2009 New Zealand
Ewe Hogget Competition winners were announced.
An ambitious high country carbon project is being
investigated which, if it proves successful, those involved
say could be the start of a new era for high country
families, reports Sally Rae.
Prime lamb prices continue to firm during winter, hitting $6
a kg last month, as supply dwindled and markets remained
Entrepreneurs in the rural sector have until July 31 to apply
for funding of up to $100,000 each from the meat and wool
Veteran New Zealand shearer David Fagan has moved a step
closer to his 600th win in more than a quarter-century of
open class competition by taking the Glenarm title in County
Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Pressure from farmers has
prompted Meat and Wool New Zealand to reduce its proposed
levy increase to fund the producer board's activities.
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