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Future Farmer Focus Group Programme

The Skilled Worker Initiative

9 February 2017

Do you have on-farm experience and want to work or volunteer on an earthquake-affected farm in Marlborough, Kaikoura or the Hurunui?

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Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

7 February 2017

Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund have been extended for an extra month, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 7th February.

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The Craws farm

Short-term pain for long-term gain

1 February 2017

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation farmers Hamish and Annabel Craw have been trialling the use of chemicals to increase the quality and quantity of pastures on uncultivable parts of their Banks Peninsula farm.

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Fresian herd

Dairy-beef calves getting off to cracking start

26 January 2017

B+LNZ Genetics’ Dairy-Beef Progeny Test aims to calculate the additional value that can be added by using high genetic-merit Angus and Hereford bulls, versus the unrecorded bulls traditionally used as “follow-up bulls” in most New Zealand dairy systems.

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Facial Eczema Update: 26 January 2017

26 January 2017

This week’s report shows more areas with high counts. Spore counts over the action threshold are present at the following sites this week: Hauraki Plains, Morrinsville, Waipa, South Waikato, Rangitikei, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua.

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