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Wool prices steady

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wool prices steady

… longer Fine Crossbred Shears were firm to 3.5 percent dearer with the shorter types 2 to 4 percent easier as recent premium levels ease back. Coarse Crossbred Fleece were firm to 1.5 percent stronger as were the coarse shear types.

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Pesticides not to blame for bee decline

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pesticides not to blame for bee decline

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. “Clear scientific evidence has taken a back-seat to a politically-based decision on regulation, which could mean the reduction of effective crop protection products in […]

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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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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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Nutrient rich grass must be better!

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Nutrient rich grass must be better!

Arden Anderson will be visiting NZ early next year and will be promoting biological farming.

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Product helps clear the air

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Product helps clear the air

… with production of the solution reaching 2 million litres this month since manufacturing began

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Bike design could save lives

| November 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bike design could save lives

More than 800 people are injured on farms riding quad bikes on farms every year in New Zealand.

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The dark side of quiet cows

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The dark side of quiet cows

Researchers have found that it’s not just wild cattle that can have an issue.

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