At a time where it seems there’s a constant stream of bad news aimed at rural New Zealand it is nice to shine a light on some of the positive actions taking place.
One shining example of this was last week’s annual Marton Hogget Fair in Feilding. For pure farming reasons it is one of those sales a fair share of lower North Island farmers have circled on their calendars. Each year it’s a sight to behold as upwards of 15,000 lambs congregate on the yards, offering buyers the rare chance to secure big numbers of very heavy, top-quality lines. It’s not uncommon for them to weigh in at 55kg or more while only a minority are below 40kg.