Meat reform plan ready

A moratorium on new sheep and beef processing chains, including expansion of existing plants, has been proposed as a start to solving the over-capacity problem in the industry.

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Maral country

Velvet antler products are becoming a hit in Russian and Kazakhstan health retreats, earning up to US$1200/kg for some producers managing the whole value chain.

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  • A summit of extremes

    Farming in a Land of Extremes was a fitting theme for the 2014 New Zealand Grassland Association conference held in Alexandra, Central Otago, in early November.

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  • December2014

    NEW BLOOD - Fraser Laird is rebuilding stag numbers on his family's Wanganui farm

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  • Science of the rams

    Exciting times lie ahead for New Zealand’s sheep industry if commercial farmers make use of available genetic advancements. 

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  • The brighter side of life

    Better than expected production, and timely talk within the deer industry’s Southland Advance Party has convinced Richard Greer to change tack with his weaners.

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Agriculture student of the year a standout performer

Monique Mathis, a third-year bachelor of agricommerce student was crowned Massey University agriculture student of the year in Palmerston North last Friday.

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  • November 2014

    Massey Ag vs Lincoln Grudge Match

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  • Flock off, sheep

    Spring. That means longer days and more work.

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  • Editorial - Lifelong learning

    No one ever said a science degree would be easy – but it has been my passport to many interesting jobs and an exciting career that has taken me all over the country and around the world.

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  • Growing and grading ‘gold’

    What grows on a pasture-fed animal, is worth ten times more than most merino wool, and is a health food? It’s deer velvet; the young soft antlers on stags. Jo Grigg investigated the velvet supply chain and some of its workers. 

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Live chat - Dairy by the numbers

Join the conversation on Monday November 24 and ask AgriHQ Dairy Analyst Susan Kilsby anything relating to the dairy industry.

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