On The Land - Episode 95

21/2/2017

On The Land - Episode 95

Alice; Rolleston Vet ServicesBody scoring vital going into winter.Sheep and cattle need to have a mid-range score as we head towards winter.Other factors needing care include fly strike prevention, foot issues andnutritionRodney, S.I. Field days.The committee of 30 people putting on a show that rivals the world’s bestField days.Kerry Maw-Smith. Rural Women NZPolice confiscating farmers guns for their own safety, what is causing theproblem.What is causing some Kaikoura region farmers to consider taking their ownlives, and why they won’t listen to many who want to help them.Jim Grierson; Horticulture.Water and Fertiliser application now vital for next years crops.Plants on the East of both Islands are disparate for water and a lack ofirrigation now will mean lost incomes next yearMixed results for Horticulture producers.While nature has been kind with respect to volumes and quality in some areas,others have suffered badly.Exports tight as Europe and America settle agreements.Exports into Europe are tight, the UK is looking our way, and America hasn’trealised they need us; yet.Dan Field days.Kirwee S.I. Field days based on demonstrations and are attracting people fromall over the country.Alpacas. Nic Cooper.Major Alpaca breeders head off shore to catch the big dollars.Southern Alpacas have always been trend leaders, and have now taken theirbusiness to where the market is.Andy Nurse Harcourts.Dairy land prices up 42 percent while lifestyle blocks are down.Prices of land has varied over the past 12 months with Dairy land well up, andlifestyle blocks the lowest they’ve been for 2 years.Wine industry is still attracting demand.Wineries and vineyards are doing well with a new generation of growerscoming into the industry and Corporates buying up big blocks.

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