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A few ways to stretch the haystack

| February 20, 2008 | 0 Comments
A few ways to stretch the haystack

By David Burton For many farmers the hay stack looks a lot smaller this year than it has in years past. But unless a producer is planning on getting out of the business they might want to consider how they’re going to stretch that hay stack until spring. Here are a few things worth considering […]

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Animal abuse is sackable

| February 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
Animal abuse is sackable

  By Jenny Graham of Rainey Collins19 February 2008 — An employee who was dismissed for repeatedly hitting a cow with a plastic pipe has lost his claim for unjustified dismissal. The cow was in such a distressed state that its leg became trapped and it required the attention of a veterinarian. The Employment Relations […]

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Fertiliser price increases

| February 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
Fertiliser price increases

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has increased the price of its core fertiliser products due to ongoing global demand for raw materials, but has found a way to soften the blow for loyal shareholders. Chief Executive Larry Bilodeau said that raw material and shipping costs continue to soar along with worldwide demand for plant nutrients, giving the co-operative […]

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Elworthy & Miag popular at field days

| February 13, 2008 | 0 Comments
Elworthy & Miag popular at field days

┬áIf any site at the Waimumu field days drew the crowds in today it was No. 8 – the Meat Industry Action Group’s site. MIAG Vice-Chairman John Gregan said that sheep and beef farmers flocked to the site to hear South Canterbury farmer and businessman Forbes Elworthy speak on the future of the meat industry […]

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Eligible NZ farmers seek special women

| February 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Eligible NZ farmers seek special women

Any young single women who are in search of love, and who fancy a farmer could do well to get hold of the latest edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ Edition).

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A few tips for coping with the dry

| January 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
A few tips for coping with the dry

The current dry period is causing serious problems for dairy farmers as it has arrived earlier than in previous years and has come off the back of a variable, and in some cases, very wet spring. “With the high milk payout influencing stock retention decisions on-farm, as well as the high cost of supplements, it […]

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Leave the deer pee at home

| April 27, 2007 | 0 Comments
Leave the deer pee at home

Hunters in Nova Scotia are no longer allowed to take deer pee with them when they go hunting.

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AgResearch to measure carbon footprint

| November 29, 2005 | 0 Comments
AgResearch to measure carbon footprint

AgResearch has won a tender which will see it estimating the total greenhouse gases (GHG) or carbon footprint of New Zealand-produced sheep meat consumed in the UK.

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Accelerated lambing can work

| November 28, 2005 | 0 Comments
Accelerated lambing can work

While many sheep farmers might think that lambing just once a year is enough, Professor Steve Morris of Massey University in New Zealand, is keen to have ewes lambing all year round.

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When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

If you’re in Southland and your neighbours gorse and broom is starting to cause you problems then it’s time you called Environment Southland.

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