Early lambing farmers start late

Spare a thought for the Hawke’s Bay farmers who, on the back of one of the worst droughts in living memory and a nationwide feed shortage, are already lambing.

Wool in demand

Most wool types were up in value at the Napier wool sale on Thursday with just a 1% pass-in rate making for a good solid sale, PGG Wrightson North Island auctioneer Steve Fussell said.

Wool prices surprise

Prices exceeded brokers’ expectations at the Christchurch wool sale on Thursday.

Wool plan delays frustrate sector

Frustration has set in as wool industry stakeholders await the release of a Government report they fear has lost momentum to pull the industry out of its doldrums.

PULSE: Lots of ifs and buts

In recent weeks there has been a resurgence in store lamb trading and demand, largely caused by the reopening of saleyards.

Technology collars ewe super mums

A mother’s love might be unconditional but new collar technology for sheep proves love can be determined by an algorithm, helping New Zealand sheep become more productive in the process. Richard Rennie spoke to Smart Shepherd director Mike Tate about his company’s cutting-edge tracking device.

Wool export contracts shaky

Foreign wool buyers are threatening to walk away from contracts with New Zealand exporters as they fight to survive the global coronavirus lockdown.

Lamb shank the Kiwi favourite

The humble lamb shank has been voted New Zealand’s favourite lamb cut in the Great Kiwi Lamb-Off, run in celebration of National Lamb Day on Sunday May 24. 

Kiwi lamb in limelight

Changing consumer demand in China has opened an opportunity for New Zealand lamb to take centre stage.

Wool sales to restart

Wool sales are set to resume, albeit with some nervousness as the industry gets back on his feet.

PGG Wrightson wool general manager Grant Edwards said the covid-19 lockdown has necessitated a careful return to auctions.