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Wires crossed at Waituna

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Wires crossed at Waituna

Seagrass. Ruppia megacarpa v R. polycarpaBy Ken Calvert16 October 2011 It would seem to me that the authorities controlling the lagoon have got their wires crossed. They are bemoaning that the lagoon is going to flip, seagrass is dying and algae growth and sediment are taking over. As I understand it, the reason for declaring […]

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ES brings about unity

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
ES brings about unity

4 October 2011 By Ray McCrostie On Wednesday Sept 5, ES stated at a Waituna Catchment Group meeting that: The science is incomplete we acknowledge that, but we have to do something and at this stage we’re not exactly sure what – our policy and rules are only at the draft stage. But we are […]

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Forget the ear tags … buy the animals …

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Forget the ear tags … buy the animals …

For sale: Five ear tags – animals attached and thrown in…. Yeah Right!! Farmers sick of the hassle of avoiding social media rules need look no further than the newest online nationwide “free classified website.” Dungpile.co.nz gives farmers the opportunity to list their livestock and other associated farming paraphernalia at no cost and either through […]

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New dairy factory gets closer

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
New dairy factory gets closer

Southland’ newest dairy factory edges closer to completion and draws much interest from would-be shareholders.

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Views on establishing wetlands sought

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Views on establishing wetlands sought

Farmers with an interest in the establishment of wetlands on their properties are being invited to take part in a survey.

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Befriending calves works well

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Befriending calves works well

Calves that are stroked by people early in their life gain weight more quickly than animals that are not stroked.

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Beware the droopy eyelid!

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beware the droopy eyelid!

A new inherited disease that causes ptosis has been discovered in Finland.

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X-rays help yields & pollution

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
X-rays help yields & pollution

Unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop leads to new tools to help farmers.

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Farmer well-being is important

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Farmer well-being is important

While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.

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Employment rules need shake-up now

| July 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Employment rules need shake-up now

It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.

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