Geoff Howie was one of the original breeders who invested in
Texel sheep when they were released from quarantine in 1990.
Increased dairy farm foreclosures look likely if product
prices remain weak, the Reserve Bank said in its latest
financial stability report.
it comes to his career, Leon Olsson's only regret is that he
did not get into the agricultural sector earlier.
The opportunities for young people to forge a professional
career in the agribusiness sector are ''so diverse'', John
McGlashan College principal Neil Garry says.
It was nearly a southern clean sweep in this year's New
Zealand ewe hogget competition.
DairyNZ research and the latest economic outlook for dairy
farming was outlined at a Farmers Forum, organised by
DairyNZ, in Balclutha last weekend. Agribusiness reporter
Sally Rae went along.
DairyNZ chief executive Tim Mackle always wanted to be a
Prudent farm purchasers have ''carefully assessed'' the
reduced milk price forecast and the high New Zealand dollar,
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand rural spokesman Brian
The ASB New Zealand commodity index fell last week but lamb,
beef and wool prices all posted rises close to 2% in United
States dollar terms.
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers to check
they are registered to vote in the sheep and beef levy
referendum that will be held this year.
Remembrance of war traditionally focuses on those who gave
their lives and those who returned home.
Scientists are trialling a filter system which they hope will
provide dairy farmers with a simple and cost effective way of
removing nitrates and phosphorus before they reach waterways.
Looking back, Katrina Allan wonders how she ever managed to
juggle motherhood with work and tertiary study.
A significant lift in numbers of students studying
agriculture is overdue and ''great news'' for the sector,
Beef and Lamb New Zealand chief executive Dr Scott Champion
Lake Ohau Station managers Simon and Liko Inkersell are very
aware they live in a special environment.
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