SHEEP ARCHIVES

Wallace Group has new processing site

Wallace Group has added a Mataura processing site, requiring about 20 seasonal contractors and 30 seasonal staff, to its nationwide operations.

Lamb price crisis in Ireland

Irish farming leaders have appealed to the country’s meat companies not to impose further price cuts on producers even though some factories report having to deal with up to 30% under-finished lambs because of severe drought.

Dig deep for sheep

Confidence in sheep is at an all-time high with demand at the Temuka in-lamb ewe fair providing the real proof of industry positivity.

More wool gains likely

Further gains in the crossbred wool price are expected after a firm finish to last season.

Good times are here

It's been a long time coming but sheep farming is where it should be, Federated Farmers meat and fibre chairman Miles Anderson says.

Carpet sales gain traction

A more efficient manufacturing business and favourable wool prices are key factors in carpet manufacturer Cavalier Corporation expecting a near fourfold increase in operating earnings.

Kiwi lamb meat still scares Welsh farmers

Welsh farm leaders, who recently called for a reduced limit on New Zealand lamb supplies into Britain, have been warned Brexit could result in their industry being exposed to greater competition from lower-cost imports.

EU free to cut sheep meat quotas

Two of the country’s top trade lawyers believe New Zealand has a solid legal argument to challenge plans to split lucrative quota for agricultural exports to the European Union.

Half-point loss brings winner back

A dare from his brother to change sheep breeds led Richard and Mez Power to top honours in the national ewe hogget competition.

Boffins want green tax on meat

A suggestion from Otago University academics that a tax on meat is needed to highlight to New Zealand consumers the environmental cost of production has been rubbished by the meat industry.