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  • Feilding sale April 2

    The sale immediately before Easter weekend is always a small affair at Feilding and this year was no exception, with just 5900 lambs on offer. What was obvious about the entry, apart from the lack of quality in the cattle pens, was how “second hand” the Taihape store lambs looked. This region is the major catchment for top quality store lambs supplied to Feilding but the dry conditions that have become entrenched in this area for so long now have hammered these lambs so much they are now showing the signs of their struggle with poor feed and poor water.

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  • Charlton sale April 2

    A good number of prime ewes were on offer at Charlton on Thursday and sold on a par with previous weeks, Greg Clearwater of PGG Wrightson reported.

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  • Chris Keeping awards on track

    Chris Keeping likes to be a background Charlie and doesn’t describe herself as unflappable although others have.

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  • A Kiwi oasis in the Middle East

    Saudi Arabia is the site of a new multi-million agri-hub showcasing New Zealand’s agricultural technology.

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Just the ticket

In part two of a series looking at different pathways to farm ownership Anne Calcinai looks at the leasing and contracting routes. Pathway to farm ownership

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  • Going FAR for farmers

    It is 20 years this week since formal practical research was initiated for the New Zealand arable industry.

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  • April 2015

    Winners - Lucy and Rob Thorneycroft's Award Winning Farm Business in Northern Wairarapa

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  • Flock functionality

    Commercial farmers believe breeding ewes need to be functionally sound if they’re to maintain their profitability in New Zealand’s mainly hill-country environments.

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  • Stacking the numbers up

    The beef market has been fascinating over the past six months. This time last year New Zealand farmers thought their dreams would come true if the beef schedule reached $5.00/kg, never thinking it would exceed $6.00/kg. 

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Capturing the image of farming

Animal rights groups often use emotive images that are outdated or factually incorrect when they try to drum up anti-farming support from the public, like the recent PETA campaign about how wearing wool kills sheep. American agricultural student Katie Knapp talked to *Hugh Stringleman* about how the urban perception of farming differs from the reality.

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Paparoa pastures of plenty

A 202-hectare farm at Paparoa in Northland has a full complement of modern infrastructure from its conversion a few years ago and a price tag of $3.595 million that makes it affordable as well.

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