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NZ Yarn & Hemp P/ship formed

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
NZ Yarn & Hemp P/ship formed

Hemp New Zealand has acquired a 15% interest in NZ Yarn in an effort to develop new blends and exciting consumer products. The partnership will innovate hemp fibre processing as well as boost the development of new consumer products made from hemp yarn, wool & hemp yarn blends and non-woven wool and hemp products Craig […]

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Best practice to be recognised by Fonterra

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Best practice to be recognised by Fonterra

Fonterra farmers were told today of the Co-op’s plans to provide them with more meaningful recognition and rewards in season 2019/2020 for producing high quality, safe, sustainable dairy. Farm Source and Global Operations Chief Operating Officer Robert Spurway said Fonterra farmers have long led the way when it comes to milk quality, animal welfare and […]

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Polio-type disease often undiagnosed

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Polio-type disease often undiagnosed

Both calves and lambs can suffer from polioencephalomalacia and easily go undiagnosed and die as a result. The disease effects the brain and is basically a thiamin (B1) deficiency. Often an older lamb or calf will be found lying flat, head flung back, flinging its legs about but more-or-less stuck on its  side. Sometimes they will […]

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Higher lagoon levels will cause issues

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
Higher lagoon levels will cause issues

Lindsay Paddon knows what it’s like down at Waituna when the lagoon reaches high levels. The photos below show him firstly in June 1994 with the lagoon at 2.35m. And then in recent times at a low lagoon level (in the same place). The Invercargill fisherman and hunter is pictured beside his hut near the […]

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