On The Land - Episode 97

7/3/2017

On The Land - Episode 97

Annis Parker.Relaxed cows produce moreForget drugs, realign your cows energy and she will produce more and get into calf much faster. Anunofficial trial showed amazing advantages when cows are happy.Phil Worthington.Lowlines prove to be amazing producers.They may be short in the leg, but they calve earlier and produce more than many other beef breeds.Nick Page.Rules around transporting defective or injured stock very strict.Serious fines or worse will be dished out to producers who send injured or defective stock forprocessing. That includes caner eye damage.Jim Grierson.Great apple season looming.Early indications are that the apple season will be a boomer, and there’s great news about a newvariety that shows great promise.Plant breeders making millions for growers.New varieties of avocadoes and other fruits are being bred to meet the world markets and while thework may take 15 years, the extra returns warrant the time spent.Hugh Bigsby.Lincoln University takes on Global Master Classes.The world has become united with respect to international learning, and Lincoln University hasjoined in.Malcolm Ching.The wool season has been mixed, but the price drops have stopped.The weather has meant mixed pressure on wool producers with colour being the main concern. Badoutbreaks of facial eczema has affected quality in some areas, but overall the prices are starting tocome back up.China still quiet buying 55 percent less wool than usual.As exports start to rise as overseas markets become short of wool and our low prices becomeinviting, China still remains a quiet market.David SimmonsLincoln University leads the world in research h.Lincoln University isn’t just producing leading students, they are also very much a researchoperation.Melanie Bates.Producers van tell just how much each crop costs to produce.FAR has produced a benchmarking scheme so farmers can see what their gross margins are, andtherefore what cops they should grow and when.

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