Latest Agriculture in New Zealand Stories

2013-04-05 23:04:37

Heritage Woods of Dwight, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Sheep Shearing demonstration on April 9. The community located in Dwight, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Heritage Woods of Dwight, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Sheep Shearing demonstration at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The community, which is located at 701 E. Mazon in Dwight, Illinois,...

2009-01-15 14:27:53

Rumors that livestock owners throughout the United States could be taxed for their animals' gas emissions are completely untrue, a federal official says. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Jonathon Shradar confirmed the federal agency has no plans to begin taxing farm owners like Joe Gonzalez for the flatulence of their herds, KFOX-TV, El Paso, Texas, reported Wednesday. But Gonzales, who owns Gonzalez Dairy Farm, Inc., remains concerned that he could face additional payments in the...

2008-09-03 15:00:26

By HOPWOOD, Malcolm Wine, wool, rabbit, retail and stardom. Sounds like a recipe for success. Well it is especially if the recipe includes the meat that goes with the merino wool, a glass of pinot noir and a rack of rabbit as an appetiser. The five ingredients are all part of a day's work at Bendigo Station. I watched Country Calendar (Television One, Saturday) because it's as far removed from the Olympics as I could find. However, they both have something in common: excellence....

2008-09-01 09:00:15

THERE was family fun at Hartlepool?s Summerhill Country Park at the weekend. Attractions included sheep dog trials and sheep shearing displays, heavy horse demonstrations, basket making, wood turning, displays by a chainsaw sculptor, willow crafts, origami and henna arts and tattoos. There were also shows by an environmental magician, whose act promoted recycling, belly dancing, performances by Hartlepool Brass Band and face-painting. (c) 2008 Northern Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-07-31 15:00:46

By BASHAM, Laura Steak and chips takes on new meaning with a proposal that will ultimately see all livestock in New Zealand tagged as part of a database tracing animals from paddock to plate. Submissions close on Friday and Laura Basham looks at how much support it has. --------- ----------- WHY DO IT? To maintain commercial market access in the face of increased demand for traceability from global consumers. Improve tracing of stock for biosecurity purposes. Enhance traceability to...

2008-06-16 15:00:30

The rural bachelors may be among the stars at Fieldays, but the price of fame - and new gear - appears to be high. One entrant was spotted hobbling badly, no doubt due to either completing a competition, or blisters from his new boots. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2006-08-25 08:56:27

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Actor Tom Cruise has a new award from Australia to add to his collection -- for being the most sexist celebrity. About 400 of Australia's most powerful women gathered in the New South Wales state parliament late Thursday to decide on the winners of the 14th annual "Ernie Awards" which are handed out for the worst derogatory public statements. The awards were named after a trade union leader called Ernie whose union members included sheep shearers. He once famously...

2005-12-01 08:50:00

LONDON -- Cows belching and breaking wind cause methane pollution but British scientists say they have developed a diet to make pastures smell like roses -- almost. "In some experiments we get a 70 percent decrease (in methane emissions), which is quite staggering," biochemist John Wallace told Reuters in a telephone interview. Wallace, leader of the microbial biochemistry group at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, said the secret to sweeter-smelling cows is a food additive based on...

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