Live chat: B+LNZ levy referendum

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Scott Champion will answer your questions about the levy referendum this Friday at 12pm.

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Pulpit – Where to now for dairy industry?

As everyone knows, world events have converged to bring the New Zealand dairy industry to its knees but what are its prospects of a return to profitability?

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Shareholder body supports Fonterra review

The body representing Fonterra shareholders is supporting a review of all aspects of the co-operative’s business but says it was not prompted by the dairy sector’s current difficulties.

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Quota capacity breach likely

Dairy farmers continuing to send cull cows to the works look certain to push New Zealand beef exports past the United States quota level for the calendar year.

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New knees take over from voice

Radio New Zealand’s Kevin Ikin this week hangs up his microphone for the last time after 40 years with the state broadcaster. He spoke to *Nigel Stirling* about his long career covering the life and times of farming and the state of the media.

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Boffin magic a thing of the past

The history of agriculture is scattered with one-off technology discoveries that provided a disproportionate production boost. 

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Spring storms prompt tree trimming warning

 With spring storm season fast approaching, North Canterbury electricity lines company MainPower New Zealand is warning tree owners about the dangers of trimming trees that are too close or overhang power lines.

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Champ takes another record

Sixteen times world champion shearer David Fagan showed a vocal and supportive Cheltenham speed shear crowd he can shear a single sheep in 20.4 seconds recently to win the event.

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