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Cattle like salt, too

| November 3, 2012 | 1 Comment
Cattle like salt, too

As a rule, mature beef cattle need one ounce or less of salt a day.

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ES admits untruths in court

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
ES admits untruths in court

The Southland Times reports that an Environment Southland compliance officer has effectively acknowledged under cross examination in court that the council’s original written case against a farm owner and manager it was prosecuting contained statements that were not true. The officer, Chris McMillan, is also the officer accused of altering a police statement in an […]

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Killer disease striking down US honey bees

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Killer disease striking down US honey bees

Colony Collapse Disorder has caused the most serious die-off of honey bee colonies across the US.

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Invercargill accountant faces ethics complaint

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Invercargill accountant faces ethics complaint

An Invercargill accountant at the centre of a dispute over a farm his company sold is accused of breaching …

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Ballance scholarships open

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ballance scholarships open

Scholarships to provide $4000 a year for up to three years.

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New test helps reduce environmental pollution

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
New test helps reduce environmental pollution

Scientist develops simple technique to reduce environmental pollution caused by nitrogen compounds.

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Dairy farm firm goes into liquidation

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dairy farm firm goes into liquidation

The Southland Times reports that a company that owned a Southland dairy farm has been put into voluntary liquidation by its shareholders.

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New dairy conversion rule introduced

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New dairy conversion rule introduced

Transitional policy means all new dairy conversions must obtain resource consent before becoming operational.

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Balers better than sheeptrucks in UK

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
Balers better than sheeptrucks in UK

By Jim Webster Another month and still a trickle of FMD cases in the north of England. The cordon around this area has been pulled tight and the roads are patrolled by police and trading standards officers who will pull over and stop not merely farmers, but anyone whose car looks dirty. I know one […]

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Ignorance, stupidity or a calculated risk?

| February 24, 2009 | 0 Comments
Ignorance, stupidity or a calculated risk?

A string of recent incidents where farmers have committed what amounts to environmental vandalism without a resource consent has bemused and disappointed Environment Southland’s compliance staff.

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