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South Island bull sells for $92,500, nearly 10 times the average price.

South Island bull sells for $92,500, nearly 10 times the average price.

A South Canterbury bull with an “impressive” pedigree broke the South Island record Friday, selling for nearly 10 times the average price and breaking the South Island record. The bull, number 24 R705, is a 2-year-old Angus that sold for $92,500. His value was confirmed by DNA descended from a line of long-growing bulls, including …

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In New Zealand, farmers will pay for harmful emissions from sheep and cattle.

New Zealand is to become the first country in the world where farmers will pay for emissions from sheep and cattle. New Zealand’s Ministers of Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment yesterday unveiled a draft plan to put a price on agricultural emissions, aimed at reducing emissions from sheep and cattle burping. Under the draft plan, …

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Changes to the regulations for intensive winter grazing, including the start date

Changes to the regulations for intensive winter grazing, including the start date

Farmers are being given different rules to manage winter grazing after Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Environment Minister David Parker announced changes to the rules on Thursday. “The amendments will require the reseeding of grazing paddocks with annual fodder crops as soon as conditions allow, rather than by a set date,” O’Connor said. According to …

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The toxic chemical PFAS found in livestock is not a concern, says Victoria's chief vet.

The toxic chemical PFAS found in livestock is not a concern, says Victoria’s chief vet.

Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne has played down concerns over the detection of toxic chemicals in livestock near the Esso gas plant in Gippsland. The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that 45 cattle and 45 sheep from three farms in Longford tested positive for elevated levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The chemicals were …

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Scales raises full-year earnings forecast after ‘exceptional’ first-half results

Agribusiness Scales Corp has raised its annual profit forecast after what chairman Tim Goodacre called an “exceptional performance” in the first half of the year. The company’s horticulture division, which includes New Zealand’s largest fully integrated apple producer, packer and marketer, increased its underlying profit by 2.9 per cent to $38 million in the six …

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CNH swallows Raven

Case New Holland Industrial (CNHI), parent company of the New Holland, Case IH and Steyr brands, has announced a buyout of Raven Industries in the US. The deal is valued at $2.1 billion and the new subsidiary is projected to have annual profits of €400 million by 2025. There are thousands of genuine and aftermarket …

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