Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:09

More woolly yarns or progress?

The Wool Industry Working Group has found common ground that all players in the industry agree on, says chairman Miles Anderson.

Published in General News

Sheep and beef farmers are being asked to pay a biosecurity levy of $2/head of cattle, an increase of $1.55/head on the original levy.

Published in General News
Monday, 08 April 2019 08:26

Pneumonia and pleurisy in sheep

Pneumonia and pleurisy in sheep can be costly, but you can take steps to prevent it.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 05 April 2019 10:42

Simmentals first choice

Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.

Published in Management
Monday, 25 March 2019 07:54

Get ewes in shape for lambing

Focus on the ewes with a lower body condition score (BCS).

Published in Farm Health

Demand for high-end woollen flooring is in resurgence globally, says Cavalier chief executive Paul Alston.

Published in General News
Monday, 18 March 2019 11:31

Integrating sheep onto vineyards

With 27 million sheep in New Zealand it is not surprising that a number will end up in amongst the country’s 37,000 hectares of grapes.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 March 2019 11:54

Don’t balls-up ram selection

Don't balls-up your ram selection is sage advice for farmers about picking sires as mating time approaches.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:59

Beltex sheep under the spotlight

All eyes will be on the second annual sale of Beltex purebred and crossbred rams at Rangiatea, Mt Somers on March 1.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:55

Feds back wool levy

In an irony not lost on free-marketers, Federated Farmers — in which farmer membership is voluntary — supports imposing a compulsory levy on all wool growers.

Published in General News
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