Local wool values are being driven down by the rising New
Zealand dollar being toyed with on the international currency
market, New Zealand Wool Services International general
manager John Dawson said.
Dairy farmers in South Otago and Southland are still managing
difficult dry conditions, despite good levels of rainfall
throughout the region recently.
Australian sheep classer Gordon McMaster could have taken a
very different career path - if it had not been for his
Grant and Cathy Watts are keen to encourage others to get
involved in showing Highland cattle.
The latest in rural technology, equipment and ideas will be
on display at the three-day Southern Field Days at Waimumu
Excellent crop yields are being achieved by Biodiesel New
Zealand's farmer suppliers this season, with about half the
2012 autumn oilseed rape crop harvested.
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