PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
A calm temperament in ewes improves ovulation rate and successful pregnancies, according to a study published by The University of Western Australia (UWA).
Reducing ewe mortality rates on farm by 2% could result in at least $28 million a year savings to the industry, says Kate Griffiths, at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University.
Can we predict how long a commercial ewe will last in a flock? Does hogget mating affect longevity? And do high-performing ewes die sooner?
While the lowest lamb crop in 60 years should support prices, the market is being swamped by other factors at present, says the ASB in its weekly commodities report.
Landcorp chief executive Steven Carden says his company plans to set up a second sheep milking farm on one of their properties near Taupo.
At Mangarata Farm in Wairarapa they are selecting for ewes that will ‘bounce back’ after lambing and conceive twins each year.