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.
New Zealand wool has now completely replaced British wool for innovative European carpet manufacturer Ege in its printed carpet process.
A group of sheep breeders are calling on MPI to reverse the 2016 relaxation of the rules on importation of sheep and goat germplasm.
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.
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.