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Thursday, June 08, 2017
“When your first calf of the season is born -you have a good, close, shave, then hang up your razor. When the final cow calves, THEN you can get that beard off.”
This is shave-free for calving, the fundraiser launched by Marlborough farmer Lyndon Campbell last year.
“In 2016 we raised nearly $3000 for the Top of the South Rural Support Trust, and we are very proud of that,” says Lyndon. “However we feel there is much room to grow by getting more farmers involved.”
This year he’s going national and is calling farmers from all over New Zealand to get hairy and scratchy along with him (the blokes, at least): https://www.facebook.com/shavefreecalving/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Categories: National, Top of the South
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
It's all hands on deck!
MPI has animal welfare recommendations here (pdf)
Beef+Lamb and Dairy NZ provide some good advice on their websites.
Categories: National, Waikato-Hauraki-Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Manawatu-Rangitikei, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Top of the South, North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Southland
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
In May 2017, MPI detected the flat oyster parasite Bonamia ostreae on 2 flat oyster farms on Stewart Island. Find out about the parasite and what MPI is doing to try to control its spread.
Categories: National, Top of the South, Southland
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Applicants are currently being advised on the outcomes of their applications for the Earthquake Relief Fund for uninsurable infrastructure that closed on 31 March.
Over the next few days:
Details on the fund are here
Categories: Top of the South, North Canterbury