Superior weight gain makes Simmentals the breed of choice for Canterbury sheep and beef farmer Mark Copland.
Demand for high-end woollen flooring is in resurgence globally, says Cavalier chief executive Paul Alston.
With 27 million sheep in New Zealand it is not surprising that a number will end up in amongst the country’s 37,000 hectares of grapes.
Don't balls-up your ram selection is sage advice for farmers about picking sires as mating time approaches.
All eyes will be on the second annual sale of Beltex purebred and crossbred rams at Rangiatea, Mt Somers on March 1.
In an irony not lost on free-marketers, Federated Farmers — in which farmer membership is voluntary — supports imposing a compulsory levy on all wool growers.
With animal welfare a key aspect of livestock farming, treatments to prevent flystrike and kill lice are crucial in sheep flocks.