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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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Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They are also exploring a range of ways to deliver the killer fungus throughout the hives from bee […]

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Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
Vaccine against Neospora a step closer

An effective vaccine against a parasite-borne disease called neosporosis may be a few steps closer to development, thanks to US scientists and cooperator.Neosporosis, caused by the parasite Neospora caninum, affects cattle worldwide. Infected animals often abort their calves and develop other debilitating complications that can cost producers millions of dollars every year. Animal scientist Wenbin […]

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Farms still selling well in south of NZ

| July 17, 2008 | 0 Comments
Farms still selling well in south of NZ

The rural property market continued to outpace the residential property market in June with continued strong prices and sales, according to REINZ National Councillor and rural spokesperson for the Institute Mr Peter McDonald. In particular lifestyle properties featured with a rise in the lifestyle median price from $450,000 in May to $455,000 in June, also […]

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New winter grazing rules for south

| April 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
New winter grazing rules for south

The quality of water in creeks, streams and rivers all over Southland should improve this winter …

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Scottish farmers also look at lamb marketing

| March 4, 2008 | 0 Comments
Scottish farmers also look at lamb marketing

A group of sheep farmers from the Scottish/English border has recently opened a debate on the marketing of prime lamb. A debate is long overdue given the competition that lamb faces on the retail shelf from other meats.

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Birth control shot shows potential

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
Birth control shot shows potential

Colorado State University researchers are working to perfect two short-term birth control methods that may eventually be injected by dart into wild animals such as elk, providing options for managing wildlife overpopulation in protected areas across the country. Wildlife overpopulation plagues state and national parks across the nation and world, with overcrowding from bison, deer, […]

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“Forget about Lignite”

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
“Forget about Lignite”

The Green Party is less than impressed with Solid Energy.

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Research to boost ruminant productivity

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
Research to boost ruminant productivity

AgResearch has signalled its intention to raise ruminant productivity and welfare standards over the long term with the announcement of a formal collaboration with one of the world’s leading animal health research institutes.   For more than fifty years the Scottish based Moredun Research Institute (MRI) has been internationally recognised for its work on infectious […]

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Lure dangerously attractive to stoats

| February 22, 2008 | 1 Comment
Lure dangerously attractive to stoats

The drive to control one of the worst predators of New Zealand’s native wildlife has taken a leap forward with the development of a new, humane lure by Auckland wild animal pest control specialist Connovation Limited. The paste is designed to lure stoats into traps. It proved its effectiveness in trials last year when 64 […]

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