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Craig Wiggins - Farmer's Voice

Farmers Weekly columnist Craig Wiggins is going around New Zealand to find the real face of farming.

Check back here for new video content as we talk to those who have a passion for the primary sector.

 

 

 

Beef and beers at the lake

This month Wiggy heads to Taupo and catches up with James and Elissa Cooper who run a finishing farm and have diversified with Lakeman Brewery. Due to catchment regulations they have turned a negative into a positive and use this water to make their beer.

 

 

bidr

On this episode of Farmer's Voice Wiggy catches up with chairman Peter Moore and general manager Tania Smith of bidr - an online rural market place that connects the right stock with the right buyers.

 

 

 

South Island Agricultural Field Days

Craig caught up with Rodney Hadfield, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Allister Robinson, Chairman of the Executive Committee at the South Island Agricultural Field Days.

 


Maddo Taylor

Craig caught up with young auctioneer Maddo Taylor at the annual weaner fair in Kurow and found out why he made his career choice.


Joshua Owen

 When Joshua Owen found an advertisement during his last year of high school offering work in a cheese-making factory he decided to give it a go. Since then he's come a long way and is now the factory manager for Clevedon Valley Buffalo Company and gets involved in most aspects of the company's supply chain.

 

Kent Weir, Commercial Ag Pilot

Farmer's Voice was in the King Country talking to Kent Weir about the journey he took to become an Ag Pilot.

 

Judy and Ricky May, Methven 

Craig visited Methven where he spoke with Ricky and Judy May who manage to balance two very busy careers of horses and farming.

 

Don Hart, Top Soil

Farmer's Voice is in mid-Canterbury at Springfield Estate and talking to Don Hart from Top Soils. Check out what Don has to say about a more biological way to farm.

FCANZ

Want some tips on how the best in the business go about fencing, then watch this video for the latest ideas.

 

Sarah Foley-Smith

The primary industry is ever evolving and Sarah Foley-Smith has a great platform at Geraldine Highschool where she is able to combine her passion for teaching and agriculture.

 

Mental Health

As we all know, farming can be a stressful and isolating job. Rural suicide is a big problem in New Zealand. Wiggy talks to some people whose lives have been changed forever and then explores options out there in the community for those in need and their friends and family.

 

Part two: Back on stable ground

The Kellys tell Wiggy how they're future-proofing their farm after the devastating Kaikoura earthquake.

 

Part one: Back on stable ground

Dave and Rebekah Kelly had been through market lows and droughts together, but when the 2016 earthquake hit North Canterbury they faced a scenario that no farmer wants to go through. Farmer's Voice checked in to see how they guts it out and what effects it had on them and their farm.

 

 

Buffalo Milk

Twelve percent of the worlds milk is buffalo milk, so even though it's small in New Zealand, the industry is big overseas. Craig caught up with Clevedon Valley Buffalo Company just outside of Auckland to see how they make and distribute their milk, yoghurt and cheese.

Tony White

Farmer's Voice visited Tony White and took a look at a post rammer that was designed on the back of a cigarette packet and is now sold internationally.

 

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