Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:59

Beltex sheep under the spotlight

All eyes will be on the second annual sale of Beltex purebred and crossbred rams at Rangiatea, Mt Somers on March 1.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 10:55

Feds back wool levy

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.

Published in General News
Friday, 15 February 2019 10:41

Prevention best for flystrike and lice

With animal welfare a key aspect of livestock farming, treatments to prevent flystrike and kill lice are crucial in sheep flocks.

Published in Farm Health
Friday, 08 February 2019 10:55

100% NZ wool for Danish carpets

New Zealand wool has now completely replaced British wool for innovative European carpet manufacturer Ege in its printed carpet process.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 08:55

Worst wool season in almost 50 years

It's been called the most difficult season in 45 years.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 09:32

Ban sheep semen imports — breeders

A group of sheep breeders are calling on MPI to reverse the 2016 relaxation of the rules on importation of sheep and goat germplasm.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 January 2019 06:55

Breeders aim for parasite-resistant sheep

Ten sheep breeders have formed WormFEC Gold to show farmers that breeding for parasite-resistant genetics will strengthen flocks and save time and money onfarm.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:38

Only 27 million sheep left!

Sheep and cow numbers fell but beef cattle numbers rose last year.

Published in General News
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:43

NAIT for sheep?

Bringing sheep into the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) system may be a way of getting more value out of the animals, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor claims.

Published in Farm Health
Monday, 10 December 2018 10:32

Deer farmer no quitter

When 300mm of rain fell in four hours and blew out a year’s worth of environmental mitigation work, Steve Borland admits “it just about broke me”.

Published in Management
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