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Who’s going to trust Environment Southland now?

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Who’s going to trust Environment Southland now?

The staff at Environment Southland have now shown their true colours. Their urge to persecute and control farmers has seen them take on a whole new role in the community.

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Clover management key to lamb growth

| November 8, 2012 | 1 Comment
Clover management key to lamb growth

… benefits can be achieved even at a pasture clover level that averages 20% through the growing season…

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A few thoughts on grazing

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
A few thoughts on grazing

Maintaining quality pasture in the summer is so important in a sheep system although in this recent difficult spring set stocking at low covers …

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Rural receiverships likely to keep pace with rural bank debt

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rural receiverships likely to keep pace with rural bank debt

The country’s only rural insolvency specialist believes more rural businesses will face going to the wall in the next 12 months.

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Environment Southland to undergo audit

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Environment Southland to undergo audit

Chief Executive Rob Phillips said today that in light of recent allegations in the media, Environment Southland would undergo an audit.

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Targeting by Environment Southland slammed

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Targeting by Environment Southland slammed

The Southland Times reports of the controversial targeting of stock truck companies last winter by Environment Southland.

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Wool prices ease slightly

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Wool prices ease slightly

Mr John Dawson, General Manager for New Zealand Wool Services International Limited reports that the 7,174 bales of North Island wool on offer this week saw an 89.5 percent clearance with the fine end easing off last weeks’ relatively extreme level and the coarse types holding their ground. When comparing type for type, overall price […]

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Farm profits expected to be lower

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Farm profits expected to be lower

The 2012/13 season is expected to be more subdued for pastoral farm businesses as product prices come off recent highs, the Ministry for Primary Industries says.

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Native trees, bird pressure and vineyards…

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Native trees, bird pressure and vineyards…

By Janette Busch With the increased plantings of vineyards throughout New Zealand the problem of grape damage by birds has become a huge problem. Establishing new vineyards usually involves cutting down the trees that are already there to reduce this problem in the future. However, the question is now being asked about whether planting New […]

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Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dairy footprint smaller than in the 40s

With all the talk of carbon footprints these days it is interesting to note recent research from Cornell University has found that today’s dairy farmers actually have a smaller “footprint” than their predecessors. In the June 2009 edition of the university’s Journal of Animal Science it states that the dairy genetics, nutrition, herd management and […]

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