2013

Kirsten Bryant

The year that was

24 December 2013

Farmer Kirsten Bryant reflects on 2013's highs and lows, and looks to the year ahead.

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Audacious goal on South Canterbury demo farm

11 December 2013

Warren and Andrea Leslie’s demo farm projects are focused on maximising lamb income – through a focus on producing twins – and optimising fodder beet use within their beef operation.

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Red meat sector programme formalised and set to boost farmer productivity and profitability

11 December 2013

The future growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s red meat industry is the focus of a new collaboration between agribusinesses, farmers and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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Kirsten Bryant

More markets mean better business

10 December 2013

Improved market access for our red meat products will benefit not only farmers, but New Zealand as a whole, says Kirsten Bryant.

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Cultivating a hill country game changer

25 November 2013

A Beef + Lamb New Zealand demonstration farm project investigating plantain on uncultivatable hill country is looking promising.

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Using plantain to optimise performance

25 November 2013

The second Beef + Lamb New Zealand demonstration farm trial under way on Whangara Farms is around optimising hogget and lamb production on the operation’s 780ha hogget block.

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Containment feeding – an option in New Zealand?

25 November 2013

An Australian practice called containment feeding could have potential in New Zealand during times of drought, suggests Beef + Lamb New Zealand extension manager Aaron Meikle.

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Feedlotting lambs - an opportunity in times of drought?

25 November 2013

South Canterbury farmer Bill Wright has been dying to try feedlotting lambs and last summer’s prolonged dry provided him with just the opportunity to give it a crack.

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Calling all future land managers

25 November 2013

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is starting a new programme in the King Country designed to support new and aspiring farm managers and owners in the sheep and beef industry.

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Minister pays tribute to drought heroes

14 November 2013

Primary industries minister Nathan Guy has paid tribute to Rural Support Trust members at a function in parliament, thanking them for their work during the drought earlier this year.

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