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Beefing up health

Blood tests from people eating beef from animals fed a functional, diverse pasture mix – sown so the animals can decide what they eat – have higher levels of vitamin E and several other compounds that can be beneficial to human health.

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When the going gets tough

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Sheep and beef farmers are weathering a difficult season, and we spoke to industry professionals about their advice for getting through. Words Sandra Taylor

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Managing Challenges

Motukawa Station is the engine room at the centre of the 5000 hectare Plimmer & Co farming operation. New manager Rimu Wipaki is looking to make changes that will harness its Taihape hill country power and lift productivity in both the sheep and beef operations.
Words & Photos Sarah Horrocks

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Waste Not Want Not

From the wine to the waste industry. WM New Zealand Managing Director Evan Maehl has gone from producing the wine to collecting the empty bottle from the kerbside, and he couldn’t be happier. He explains why waste is sexy, and why we should all care about it.

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Winter 2024

Read Country-Wide Winter 2024 online here. Country-Wide is New Zealand’s only dedicated pastoral and arable farming magazine, available on subscription.

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Regenerating Nature Through Collaboration

Farmers are conservationists at heart. Telling our story around the good work being done to enhance biodiversity on farm is key, and organisations like the Sustainable Business Network are partnering with businesses and landowners to access funds to help fast-track important biodiversity work on farms.

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A new blanket approach

A scheme to find value-added markets for a family farm’s wool clip is now a full-fledged industry. Words and Photos by Malcolm Pullman

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Growing a fine beer

Arrowtown’s Royalburn Station owner Carlos Bagrie has developed a tasty and thirst-quenching way to take control of his barley value chain.

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Championing the sector

Amy Hoogenboom updates us on the fate of Future Beef and its youth event.

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Stationbred Legacy

Stationbred horses play a vital role in the rich history of New Zealand farming. Hardy, sure-footed and with the heart to go all day long, East Coast horses have long been sought after. One Gisborne farming couple is dedicated to preserving and continuing the legacy of the stationbred horse. Rebecca Greaves visited them. Photos By Louise Savage.

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