Why steal Stihl?

If someone turns up on your farm, selling Stihl 461 chainsaws, please shout out. That’s the message from NZ Young Farmers.

 
Fake milk bites processors

If you think only Fonterra is in financial dire straits... the US milk industry is reeling from the decline in dairy sales.

Think again

Have you given up milk in the name of sustainability? Think again.

 
Appropriate

Your canine crusader reckons it is ironic – and highly appropriate – that Shane Jones’ $3 billion electoral slush fund the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has exactly the same initials as the Problem Gambling Foundation (PGF)!

Thank god!

Like this old mutt, no doubt farmer shareholders are delighted to know that Fonterra is focusing on the important issues.

Funny names

Over the years, a mate of the Hound’s has always been quick to point out to him people in roles whose names either match or clash with the organisations they work for.

More waste!

Your old mate notes that after almost two years of cosy meetings and more than $2 million wasted, Ag minister Damien O’Connor’s brainfart, the Primary Sector Council, released its ‘strategy’ on the eve of Christmas, last year.

Your old mate notes that a recent bid to buy more than 4500ha of South Island farmland by a Canadian outfit was rejected by the Overseas Investment Office.

A mate of this old mutt reports being somewhat surprised to see Southland farmer and chair of Beef + Lamb NZ Andrew Morrison gracing the streets of the plush North Shore suburb of Takapuna in Auckland, last month.

Speaking of useless, pointless and waste-of-space working groups... the Hound wonders what really was the point of Damien O’Connor’s $500,000-a-year brain fart – the Primary Sector Council (PSC)?

Your old mate hears it can be a tough gig for MPs getting back into the real world after retiring (or being voted out of) from Parliament.

OPINION: The unexpected departure of A2 Milk’s chief executive last week was an unpleasant, but timely reminder of the destruction of value often seen between the farmgate and the end market.

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Appropriate

Your canine crusader reckons it is ironic – and highly appropriate – that Shane Jones’ $3 billion electoral slush fund…

Funny names

Over the years, a mate of the Hound’s has always been quick to point out to him people in roles…

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