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Apprenticeship gave confidence in abilities

Deliarna (Del) Bruce is still only in her 20s and confidently managing a dairy farm in the Maruia Valley.But it wasn't always this way for the former apprentice who is the first to admit that she used to second guess herself."I...

Bringing a Māori perspective to the dairy industry

Ash-Leigh Campbell is passionate about bringing a Māori perspective to the dairy industry.The 25-year-old Lincoln University student is one of the bright lights of Maori agri-business in New Zealand and was recently named...

Show you know your business

To give your banker confidence, you need to know where your business is now, where it is going and what you will do to get there.This requires a plan and budgets which demonstrate business profitability (that the business will be...

Mortgages, meat and money with Sir Eion Edgar

When The Country's Jamie Mackay is looking for sage advice about money he looks no further than Sir Eion Edgar.This week Sir Eion gives Jamie his informed opinion on the sheep meat industry and the Silver Fern Farms Shanghai Maling...

Best practice to give colostrum early

Feed newborn calves 10per cent of their bodyweight (4kg for a 40kg calf) of "gold" colostrum within the first 6 to 12 hours of life. It's most effective to give smaller feeds more frequently (for example, two feeds within the first...