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Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Aussies hoping to breed out burpers

In an effort to breed the burpers out of the Aussie national flock scientists there are attempting to unravel the genetic make-up of the sheep.

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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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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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Online calculators to help with N use

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Online calculators to help with N use

A broader range of online calculators developed to assist farmers to gauge the possible benefits of using urea treated with a urease inhibitor are now available. ¬†Summer is just around the corner which in New Zealand typically means drier weather conditions making it difficult to assess the best time to apply nitrogen fertiliser. ¬†Urea treated […]

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Killer disease striking down US honey bees

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Killer disease striking down US honey bees

Colony Collapse Disorder has caused the most serious die-off of honey bee colonies across the US.

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New test helps reduce environmental pollution

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
New test helps reduce environmental pollution

Scientist develops simple technique to reduce environmental pollution caused by nitrogen compounds.

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New dairy conversion rule introduced

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
New dairy conversion rule introduced

Transitional policy means all new dairy conversions must obtain resource consent before becoming operational.

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Interesting times at Lake Waituna

| January 6, 2012 | 1 Comment
Interesting times at Lake Waituna

In the past six weeks we’ve had little rain, it’s dry, there’s no run-off from any farming activity.

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Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
Footbath could save bees and end varroa mite

One of the biggest world wide threats to honey bees, the varroa mite, could soon be about to meet its nemesis. Researchers at the University of Warwick are examining naturally occurring fungi that kill the varroa mite. They are also exploring a range of ways to deliver the killer fungus throughout the hives from bee […]

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New winter grazing rules for south

| April 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
New winter grazing rules for south

The quality of water in creeks, streams and rivers all over Southland should improve this winter …

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