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Agriculture from days gone by

Locals will have the chance to experience agriculture from a time not dominated by electronics at the Rotorua Tractor and Machinery Club's annual working day.It is being held this Sunday at the corner of SH 5 and Oturoa Rd.The...

Kevin Geddes has never hankered for the quiet life

Kevin Geddes bats off the idea of retirement and the quiet life. "I don't intend turning into a boring old fart," he says.The Ashburton resident and Federated Farmers senior policy adviser was named as a recipient of the Queen's...

Digger operator heads to nationals

Northland's best excavator operator is honing his egg-carrying and slam-dunk skills as he prepares for next month's Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) National Excavator Operator Competition.Bryce Coughlan, of Clements Contractors,...

Roadshows put focus on bobby calves rules

New regulations for transportation of bobby calves come into effect this year and a Federated Farmers-led Taranaki group is out to shed some light on the new rules.The Taranaki Bobby Calf Action Group has organised 10 roadshows...

Summer rain saw smaller yarding and prices kept strong

Levin sale was a busy day, with a big crowd and strong market. Rams $30-$50, ram lambs suitable as breeding rams $125, fat lambs $90-$110, fat ewes $75-$99, store lambs $50-$80.Large entry of sundries all sold well.Strong cattle...

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