So, cows are a major source of methane but how do you measure how much gas a cow burps?
Auckland company Texus Fibre is preparing to tap into the multi billion-dollar global market for facemasks — and NZ woolgrowers are likely to benefit from the deal.
Research into mutant sheep with the naturally occurring trait of straight rather than crimped wool may lead to new potential for wool, says AgResearch scientist Jeff Plowman.
THE SHEEP industry, especially wool, is in a very serious situation and governments don’t help by adding increasing layers of complexity to regulation, says an industry veteran.
The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above last week’s North Island auction levels, NZ Wool Services International chief executive John Dawson reports.
The South Island sale of 8565 bales comprising a wide range of wool types saw good support with 78% of the offering selling.
One of the biggest seasons in New Zealand shearing sports has begun with the national Merino Championships in the Central Otago town of Alexandra today and tomorrow.
Managing ewes for maximum survival and profitability is underpinned by four key profit drivers, says Australian livestock consultant San Jolly.