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Strong demand for wool today

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Strong demand for wool today

… saw strong demand largely due to the lack of wool coming forward onto the market as a result of recent drought and in particular in the South Island wet weather.

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Discussion on reform planned

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Discussion on reform planned

…We had a highly constructive conversation around meat industry issues and many areas of alignment emerged..

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Potential for sawmilling byproducts

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Potential for sawmilling byproducts

If sawmillers on-sell wood residues to supplement their income this will in turn enable many new and emerging technologies…

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New rules for ag vehicles

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
New rules for ag vehicles

… agricultural vehicles first registered from June 1 2013 must use a flashing amber beacon at all times when on-road …

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Candy for cows has potential

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Candy for cows has potential

It’s a free-choice type of supplement in a block form — sort of like a big, 250-pound piece of candy for livestock

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Fonterra offer scaled back to 79% of 25%

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Fonterra offer scaled back to 79% of 25%

The high level of demand means the Fonterra Offer will be scaled. Fonterra will buy 79.7284 per cent of the economic rights each farmer shareholder offered to sell.

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60% more wheat needed by 2050

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
60% more wheat needed by 2050

Wheat is a major staple crop worldwide but its production has not reached demand in 10 of the 15 past years

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Angus bull for dinner – almost!

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Angus bull for dinner – almost!

… the bull in question will not be on the menu, but instead will have pride of place on the wall.

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Boost to quarantine inspector numbers

| May 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Boost to quarantine inspector numbers

The recruitment of more biosecurity quarantine inspectors calls into question earlier staff and budget cuts, according to the Public Service Association.

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Policy changes could help boost biogas production

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Policy changes could help boost biogas production

Livestock produces a lot of waste. One solution is to turn such agricultural waste into biogas to generate energy. It requires using so-called anaerobic digestion, which consists in breaking down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. This approach could thus solve farmers’ problem while helping diversify farmers’ income. This is particularly relevant in agricultural […]

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