fbpx
Print this page
Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:38

Ploughing ahead

Written by  Staff Reporters

A much scaled-down New Zealand Ploughing championship will be held near the Canterbury town of Kirwee in mid-July.

The event had been scheduled to take place in Hawkes Bay earlier this year but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event at Kirwee will involve conventional, reversible, vintage and horse competitors. It will be hosted by the North Canterbury Ploughing Association and the Oxford Workingmen’s Club Ploughing section from July 16-18. 

The winners of the conventional and reversible competitions will take part in the world championships, scheduled to take place in Ireland in September 2021. This year’s world championships were due to take place in Russia, but these have been postponed and will now take place there in June 2021.

Rural News is the sponsor of the horse plough competition.

More like this

Wine tour woes

Bookings for premium wine tours “vanished” when New Zealand’s borders closed, say operators struggling under Covid-19.

Vintage update

Wine companies, large and small, are grappling with the potential shortage of a reliable labour force for vintage 2021, with borders closed to international workers.

Covid-19 a big hit to small wineries

Losing boutique wineries to Covid-19 would be a blow for New Zealand’s wine industry, say the authors of a new report into challenges for small operators.

Digital juice

Covid-19, e-commerce and the risk of digital debt.

Open doors

As wineries enter the spring season, many opening cellar doors after a period of Covid-19 closure, the mood appears one of cautious optimism.

Featured

Meat quota rates remain vital

A jump in the value and volume of New Zealand’s sheepmeat exports to Europe and the UK shows why preserving WTO tariff-rate quotas is so important, claims the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

 

Lamb price down, but not weak

While lamb prices are starting the new season at around 16% below last year’s levels, they are not outright weak, according to the BNZ.

National

It’s all kosher – Taggart

Farmer-owned cooperative Alliance Group says it has already returned $17 million of the $34.3 million it claimed from the Covid-19…

Machinery & Products

JCB releases new loader range

Originally scheduled for a June Fieldays release, which was stymied by the Covid crisis, JCB has recently unveiled its third…