GFF chair John Jackson says the problem is not attracting potential trainees,  but an inability to train the numbers required.

There appears to be no shortage of school leavers wanting a career in the sheep beef and deer industry, but rather a lack of training farms.

Dr Will Talbot

Ravensdown has appointed Dr Will Talbot to the newly created position of scientific officer, supporting the chief scientific officer Ants Roberts in an ongoing programme of innovative science and technology projects.

 
 
AgResearch’s Clarospec team - Dr Mos Sharifi, left, Dr Trevor Stuthridge and Dr Cameron Craigie - with their awards at the Food Fibre & Agritech Challenge in Christchurch in mid-May. Supplied

New Zealand meat producers will have to change their breeding priorities to take a full advantage of a new optical meat quality monitoring system being developed by AgResearch.

Sam Hodsell, the 2021 Otago-Southland FMG Young Farmer of the Year, says it’s critical to identify and manage workplace risks on their farm – but he and his family are also actively putting tangible measures in place to help protect people if someone does make a mistake.

OSPRI has launched a nationwide TB education campaign for hunters, providing them with the advice they need to keep themselves safe while limiting the spread of the disease.

Dairy farming can be rather isolating at times, particularly in Southland, so farmer Tangaroa Walker turned online to build a like-minded community.

The winner of the 2021 Ahuwhenua trophy, announced this week, will be getting valuable new insights into their dairy herd's health, efficiency and productivity.

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