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Sheepish

| October 27, 2001 | 0 Comments
Sheepish

By Jim Webster There is a limit to what sheep farmers should be allowed to suffer. Whatever it is … they have just been pushed over that limit by actions of almost blinding stupidity on the part of the British government. Scientists at the government-funded Institute for Animal Health in Edinburgh were paid 217,000 pound […]

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US loss is NZ’s gain

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
US loss is NZ’s gain

 By Will Verboven The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is trying to rally the troops to fight a giant American grocery store chain over their decision to stock only New Zealand lamb. The Safeway chain has over 1,200 stores in the USA and over 200 in Canada. In addition they own several other smaller chain […]

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Land sales start evening out

| October 13, 2001 | 0 Comments
Land sales start evening out

 By Trudi Baird Charlton Farm Consultant Peter Hook believes the dairying boom in Southland may have reached a plateau for conversion properties for sustainability and financial reasons. From a sustainability perspective, Mr Hook said one area of concern is water supply which is not always adequate to cope with the required demands of dairying. But […]

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