A claim that cropping farmers were in trouble and were being
unfairly treated under a plan developed to improve water
quality and quantity in the Ashburton District has been
levelled at the committee responsible for the plan.
Stock rustlers beware. Mosgiel-based company Oritain is using
its pioneering approach to scientifically certify the origin
of food products to help address the multimillion-dollar
issue of stock theft.
The Otago Regional Council has an ongoing scientific study
programme under way, including establishing its own water
monitor farm programme as part of its drive to enhance and
improve water quality in the region under Plan Change 6A.
The sheep and beef sector stands to gain by a potential
$845 million in added value during the next 20 years once a
new Dunedin-based genetics research and development entity
hits its stride. Yvonne O'Hara reports.
Seventeen years ago, Andrew Welsh's parents started the
TEFRom stud. As he and his wife, Katherine, begin to take
over the reins, the stud has been nominated for Beef and Lamb
New Zealand Sheep Industry awards.
Geoffrey Wilson is a dairy man through and through. He is a
firm believer in treating his animals well and with respect
''every single day'', particularly as his cows work hard to
provide an income for him.