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Research priorities need sorting

Research priorities need sorting

FUNDING FOR science and extension in the sheep and beef industry needs better coordination and Beef + Lamb NZ should step up, says a long-standing New Zealand Grassland Association member and scientist.

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Art of asparagus

Art of asparagus

Horowhenua artist Jill Brandon was among many local artists who recently exhibited their works in what could be termed an ‘agricultural space’.

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Northland farmer Laurie Copland and AgResearch’s Grant Rennie.

United effort needed to lift productivity

Delegates attending the recent NZ Grasslands Association conference were told that the entire rural sector needs to work together to lift productivity if the challenge of doubling primary industry export value by 2025 is to be met.  Read more..

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Aussies claim world-first worm vaccine

Aussies claim world-first worm vaccine

THE WORLD’S first sheep worm vaccine has been released in Australia.

Barbervax protects against barber’s pole (Haemonchus contortus) giving farmers and vets a drench alternative that will limit drench resistance, says Australia’s Sheep Collaborative Research Center (Sheep CRC).

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Stalemate still hard  to beat

Stalemate still hard to beat

NEW FACES leading the two main meat processing cooperatives will prove the acid test of what’s really prevented industry reform to date, says one of the departing chief executives.

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