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Farmers Weekly NZ 10.06.2019

Wool bonanza

Increased international demand for fine wool is putting Kiwi wool within reach of becoming a $2 billion industry.

 

 

DIRA revamp disappoints

Changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act don’t go far enough but amount to kicking the can down the road, Fonterra’s Shareholders Council chairman Duncan Coull says.

 

Woman takes national dog title for first time

 

Steph Tweed of Waikari and her dog Grit have won the North Island and New Zealand straight huntaway championship in Northland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Weekly NZ 03.06.2019

Gamblers lift farm prices

International investors speculating the cost of carbon credits will rise are driving forestry expansion and pushing up farmland prices. 

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.

 

Specialist Jersey milk products launched

 

One of the country’s largest corporate dairying groups wants to differentiate its products and specialise in liquid milk here and in the giant Chinese market.