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Gravel pit restoration well under way

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Gravel pit restoration well under way

Just over a year ago the old gravel pit on the corner of Hanson Rd and Waituna Lagoon Rd was an eyesore

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Drought over, milk production to lift – yeah right!

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Drought over, milk production to lift – yeah right!

‘I couldn’t believe it when he said that the drought was over and that milk production would now go up for the season.
I’d be interested to see how farmers…’

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The meat industry

| April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
The meat industry

I applaud the new Meat Industry group for trying to get a bit of reform and improvement in the industry but I was alarmed to read that they are seeking a mandate from farmers.

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Remember when, 2008: No Mexican standoff PLEASE

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Remember when, 2008: No Mexican standoff PLEASE

Murmurs of animosity and past rivalries between the co-operatives have Natural Producers Chairman Murray Rohloff concerned that the Mega-Merger negotiations are heading toward a Mexican Stand-Off.

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Legumes can help reduce fertiliser spend

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Legumes can help reduce fertiliser spend

 The high cost of fertilizer has caused many farmers to take a second look at how they spend their fertilizer dollar. Still, the use of fertilizer continues to be important to continue productivity of cropland, hayfields and pastures according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist from Missouri, US. Crops and hayfields are especially at risk if […]

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Remember when, 2008: Hart says much for meat industry to consider

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Remember when, 2008: Hart says much for meat industry to consider

This series of articles looks back at the previous attempt to fix the problems facing the meat industry. In 2008, the Meat Industry Action Group managed to get meat companies talking and get farmers active. Despite this nothing came of their efforts. This series may just act as a reminder of what we as farmers […]

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Remember when, 2008: Scottish farmers also looking at lamb marketing

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Remember when, 2008: Scottish farmers also looking at lamb marketing

This series of articles looks back at the previous attempt to fix the problems facing the meat industry. In 2008, the Meat Industry Action Group managed to get meat companies talking and get farmers active. Despite this nothing came of their efforts. This series may just act as a reminder of what we as farmers […]

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Kiwi dairy workers hard to come by

| January 3, 2013 | 1 Comment
Kiwi dairy workers hard to come by

Over the last few years the demand for experienced and reliable dairy farm workers has grown rapidly, as the industry continues to expand. 

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It’s a dog’s life

| December 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
It’s a dog’s life

In another life would you want to come back as a dog? If the answer is yes …

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Guilty accountant to pay for ethics breach

| December 22, 2012 | 1 Comment
Guilty accountant to pay for ethics breach

Invercargill accountant James Hennessy has been ordered to pay $19,376 in costs after pleading guilty to …

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