An Australian research project has identified compounds in Merino sheep wool that are attractive to blowflies.
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.
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.
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.
Sheep farmers are in for another year of solid returns, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
Sheep and beef farmers have agreed to proceed with a new Biosecurity levy for Mycoplasma Bovis response.
New Zealand farmer confidence has lifted for the second quarter in a row, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found.
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.
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.