Sarah Gard, newly-appointed Trials and Product Development Manager for Germinal NZ with Germinal managing director William Gilbert.

International seed business Germinal is increasing its presence in New Zealand, appointing Sarah Gard, of North Canterbury, as its trials and product development manager.

 

New Zealand dairy farmers can look forward to a good season in 2017-18, after having enjoyed the fruits of improved commodity prices much earlier than their global counterparts.

Dairy farmer Peter Gilbert is the new president of the Canterbury A&P Association for 2017. He was elected at the annual meeting, replacing Warrick James.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year ending June 2017.

Research at the universities of Otago and Auckland is aimed at developing and field testing new teat sanitising products within two-three years, to control bovine mastitis.

 

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