Aussies can gain China advantage on Kiwis

Australian meat exporters could get the jump on New Zealand rivals waiting for plants to be listed for trade with China if a long-awaited trade agreement between China and Australia is done this year.

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  • Feilding sales April 23, 24

    The recent general rain throughout most of the North Island and a large entry of nearly two and a half thousand weaners attracted buyers from far and wide to Feilding’s weaner fair on Wednesday.

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  • Export lamb prices offset fall in volume

    Higher export lamb values have more than offset a fall in volume in the first half of the trading year, with prices continuing to rise.

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  • Southern Cross Forest receiver to close sawmill

    The receiver for Southern Cross Forest Products plans to shut one of the failed wood processor’s sawmills and wind up the unprofitable Australian business as it continues to find a buyer.

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  • Search for top steak heats up

    Beef + Lamb New Zealand has announced the semi-finalists in its Steak of Origin competition which aims to find the most tender and tasty sirloin steak in NZ.

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Global swarming

The world is making a beeline to manuka honey produced in New Zealand – now the industry wants to create an even bigger buzz.* *

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Oh dear, no deer!

Its that time of year, word on the street is that the stags are moving around with the odd roar here and there. Me and my mate Smitty just got back from an epic mission into the hills out the back of home. We were originally planning to go up a ridge, stay the night, then come back down said ridge the following day with a set of antlers each and more meat than you can poke a stick at. I was carrying my bow as I have decided to give the stags a chance this roar and not take my rifle. Smitty reckons I’m going to see a stag and my homemade wooden arrows will just bounce off it and it will trot off calmly into the forest. Hence the reason he was packing a .270 Winchester Short Magnum with suppressor, match grade trigger, hand-loaded ammo and a bunch of other modifications that were going to make it shoot straighter, go further and hit harder.

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Fully compliant and grade free

Otane dairy farmers Bruce and Sheree Jones have consistently achieved full compliance with their resource consents for the last five years, enough to win them a gold dairy consent award from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

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