BEEF ARCHIVES

Women ready to meat challenge

Ashley Gray is passionate about creating impactful initiatives and has been instrumental in launching Meat Business Women in New Zealand. She talked to Annette Scott about her passion for women in the meat sector.

Focus on calving ease

Ensuring his clients get good quality live calves on the ground is the name of the game for Rangitikei bull breeder Ed Sherriff.

Sherriff, who operates Pine Park Angus stud near Marton, is holding the stud’s 18th annual on-farm sale on Thursday.

Sale line-up best yet

This year’s line-up of cattle and packages available at Maungahina Stud’s annual sale on Thursday is one the strongest yet with Mark McKenzie, who took over the stud from his father Bruce in 2006, describing it as an outstanding offering.

Guts, butts and nuts

Bulls for sale at Glenbrae Stud’s annual are the complete package, owners Martin and Mary Taylor say.

Their breeding programme focuses on guts, butts and nuts along with maternal excellence.

Buyers influence bull breeder

The benefit of experience has helped to ensure the bulls available at Ngakouka Herefords’ third annual sale later this month are looking great.

There are 18 R2 bulls up for auction on-farm at Mironui Station, between Dannevirke and Weber, on May 30 and Ngakouka owners Bruce and Chrissina Donald say this year they have captured more consistent substance and volume across the line.

Big book knows cattle disease

Writing a new edition of the definitive text on cattle diseases in Australasia is not a job to be taken lightly. Combining an effective text with the needs of a digitally raised generation of vets is a challenge Professor Richard Laven believes has been more than met thanks to a heavyweight combination of the countries’ best veterinary minds. He spoke to Richard Rennie about the new edition.

Big book knows cattle disease

Writing a new edition of the definitive text on cattle diseases in Australasia is not a job to be taken lightly. Combining an effective text with the needs of a digitally raised generation of vets is a challenge Professor Richard Laven believes has been more than met thanks to a heavyweight combination of the countries’ best veterinary minds. He spoke to Richard Rennie about the new edition.

MIE man changed priorities fast

Richard Young was elected to the Silver Fern Farms board on a platform of industry restructuring and agitating for a merger with Alliance. Six years later the Otago farmer is the co-operative’s boss. He talks to Neal Wallace.

We must become the world’s deli

Ashburton farmer Gabrielle Thompson has become the first appointed farmer director of Silver Fern Farms in a move designed to ensure succession and development of skills around the board table. She talked to Annette Scott.

Bull sale kicks off busy week

It's going to be busy in Manawatu next week with the PGG Wrightson Livestock National Hereford Sale on Tuesday and the annual Beef + Lamb AgInnovation conference the next day.