The latest news and updates in the rural and equestrian sector.

Best Sausage in New Zealnad!

Westmere Butchery has taken out New Zealand’s top sausage award - the Supreme Award at the 2019 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. Inspired by a pie the Chicken, Leek, and Bacon sausage beat out over 500 others from more than 90 producers around New Zealand,...

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The sneaky pest – Stink Bug

The spotlight on the Rugby World Cup is being shared by a smelly little brown bug. Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor asks traveling Kiwis to be vigilant as it’s high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug and so many kiwis are in the land of the bug...

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Silver Fern Farms to close Fairton plant

Silver Fern Farms is planning to close its pelt processing operation at Fairton, near Ashburton and 44 workers will lose their jobs at the site, as well as four others at Pareora, south of Timaru. All workers have been offered redundancy or work options at other...

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Winter Crop Grazing Taskforce Announced

In the past weeks activists have captured pictures, including footage from flying drones out over properties, showing cows standing in deep mud in support of a social media campaign that speaks out against the practice of winter crop grazing. In response to the...

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