Livestock

Matariki cattle drive

Photographer Sarah Horrocks joins the roundup of Canterbury high country Cleardale Station’s herd of Angus cattle after an autumn spent on neighbouring Manuka Point.

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Seeking beneficial outcomes

Changing the way we farm because someone does not like what we are doing can be hard to swallow, writes vet Trevor Cook.

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Maximising the lamb drop

Sheep and beef farm profitability for the coming season is forecast to be at an eight-year low according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Economic Service’s New Season Outlook. By Sandra Taylor.

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Developing a legacy

A former World War I soldier’s ballot block is now a self-sufficient off-grid farm for a Tasman family. Story and photos by Annabelle Latz.

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Research into no wool and finer wool

Landcorp chief executive Mark Leslie believes a benefit of more than $40 million a year could be delivered by 2040 to the sheep industry through two of its subsidiary Focus Genetics’ research programmes. By Glenys Christian.

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Finalists for 2023 B&LNZ awards

Beef+Lamb New Zealand has announced the finalists for its 2023 awards.

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Counting sheep

Long-time sheep pregnancy scanner Daniel Wheeler has clients across the world, James Hoban writes.

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Controlling dark forces

The traditional drench families that have served fine wool farmers well are losing efficacy, but drench-resistant internal parasites can still be fought, writes Dave Robertson.

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When cash is the biggest need

Like other costs, those for animal health have soared, vet Trevor Cook writes.

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Mum’s the word

Driving up lamb growth rates on mum has the potential to overcome the worm challenge, Ginny Dodunski writes.

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