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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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Scottish farmers also look at lamb marketing

| March 4, 2008 | 0 Comments
Scottish farmers also look at lamb marketing

A group of sheep farmers from the Scottish/English border has recently opened a debate on the marketing of prime lamb. A debate is long overdue given the competition that lamb faces on the retail shelf from other meats.

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Farmers prefer meat industry consolidation

| February 20, 2008 | 0 Comments
Farmers prefer meat industry consolidation

Most farmers have now seen the light and are convinced of the advantages of industry consolidation, according to Natural Producers Company Chairman Murray Rohloff. The meat co-operative reform group is urging all farmers to support the recent Alliance Group Ltd initiative – as long as it is in the best interests of farmers. Alliance has […]

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A few ways to stretch the haystack

| February 20, 2008 | 0 Comments
A few ways to stretch the haystack

By David Burton For many farmers the hay stack looks a lot smaller this year than it has in years past. But unless a producer is planning on getting out of the business they might want to consider how they’re going to stretch that hay stack until spring. Here are a few things worth considering […]

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Animal abuse is sackable

| February 19, 2008 | 0 Comments
Animal abuse is sackable

  By Jenny Graham of Rainey Collins19 February 2008 — An employee who was dismissed for repeatedly hitting a cow with a plastic pipe has lost his claim for unjustified dismissal. The cow was in such a distressed state that its leg became trapped and it required the attention of a veterinarian. The Employment Relations […]

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Eligible NZ farmers seek special women

| February 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Eligible NZ farmers seek special women

Any young single women who are in search of love, and who fancy a farmer could do well to get hold of the latest edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ Edition).

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A few tips for coping with the dry

| January 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
A few tips for coping with the dry

The current dry period is causing serious problems for dairy farmers as it has arrived earlier than in previous years and has come off the back of a variable, and in some cases, very wet spring. “With the high milk payout influencing stock retention decisions on-farm, as well as the high cost of supplements, it […]

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Leave the deer pee at home

| April 27, 2007 | 0 Comments
Leave the deer pee at home

Hunters in Nova Scotia are no longer allowed to take deer pee with them when they go hunting.

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When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
When the neighbour’s gorse jumps the fence

If you’re in Southland and your neighbours gorse and broom is starting to cause you problems then it’s time you called Environment Southland.

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A couple of accounting tips

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
A couple of accounting tips

  By Trudi BairdIf you are a self-employed farmer and not covered by ACC CoverPlus Extra you might want to consider it. This is the message from farm accountant leader David Russell, of New Plymouth, who has been making this recommendation to his own clients and to farm accountants throughout the country. But whether farmers […]

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