Friday, 23 August 2019 12:14

Wool’s smell may combat flystrike

An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 17 July 2019 12:55

Shearing and wool courses

New ‘micro-credentials’ in wool harvesting will help meet a critical need to train shearers and wool handlers, claims Primary ITO chief executive Linda Sissons.

Published in General News
Thursday, 11 July 2019 15:16

On-farm inflation reaches 3% — BLNZ

Sheep and beef farm input prices rose twice as fast as consumer price inflation in the year to March 2019, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Published in General News
Monday, 08 July 2019 13:55

Study reveals big ewe wastage

Massey veterinarian Kate Griffiths recently outlined the results of a six year trial looking at the ability of a ewe to survive as a productive animal until she is culled for age.

Published in Farm Health
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:55

$8 lamb on the cards

Sheep farmers are in for another year of solid returns, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News

Sheep and beef farmers have agreed to proceed with a new Biosecurity levy for Mycoplasma Bovis response.

Published in General News
Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:07

Farmer confidence rising - survey

New Zealand farmer confidence has lifted for the second quarter in a row, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:55

$2b pay off in fine wool shift – NZM

Shifting half of New Zealand’s crossbred wool clip to higher value fine wool contracts could boost the economy by about $2 billion, says NZ Merino Company (NZM) chief executive John Brakenridge.

Published in General News

Waikato Milking Systems product and project manager Andy Geissmann believes there’s plenty of scope for Kiwis working in the emerging sheep and goat dairy sectors to export.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:55

Forages help stem nitrate losses

A sheep and beef farmer taking part in the big Forages for Reduced Nitrates Leaching (FRNL) research programme has found its stated goal of a 20% reduction in nitrate leaching out of reach.

Published in Management
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