Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Lessons learned from Aussie visit

Lessons learned from Aussie visit – NZ farmers take part in South Australian sheep and wool tour

Five New Zealand sheep farmers were among a group of 30 Australasian farmers who recently spent six days touring south-west Victoria and the Limestone Coast region of South Australia as part of a sheep and wool knowledge tour organised by agricultural banking specialist Rabobank.

Starting in Melbourne, the group travelled through sheep country in south-west Victoria around the Colac, Terang, Cavendish, Hamilton and Coleraine regions before heading into South Australia to Naracoorte and finally, Adelaide.

The tour provided attendees with the opportunity to see first-hand some of Australia’s most progressive sheep operations and included visits to processing and vertically-integrated businesses to observe the latest technology in meat and wool, the application of digital technology on livestock farms, carbon farming and the expansion of downstream businesses.

The five New Zealand sheep farmers to attend the event were Derek Daniell from Wairarapa, Judy and David Andrew from Central Otago and Denise and Grant Gilbertson from Gisborne. The farmers were joined on the tour by a number of Rabobank staff including Wanganui-based Agribusiness Area Manager Carl Gibson.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Forest And Bird: Misinformation Circulating On Biodiversity Policy

Forest & Bird is concerned at misinformation circulating regarding a policy statement aimed at protecting New Zealand’s unique biodiversity. The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity is being consulted on by the ... More>>


NIWA: Scientists Say Methane Emitted By Humans ‘vastly Underestimated’

NIWA researchers have helped unlock information trapped in ancient air samples from Greenland and Antarctica that shows the amount of methane humans are emitting into the atmosphere from fossil fuels has been vastly underestimated... More>>


SMC Expert Reaction: Record Dry Spells And Effects On Forests

With no rain forecast before Sunday, Auckland is about to break a record for the city's longest dry spell. Niwa says Auckland is likely to hit 40 consecutive days without rain this weekend . The upper North Island is seeing severe meterological ... More>>


Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Remains At 1.0 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment is at or slightly above its maximum sustainable level while consumer price inflation is close to the 2 percent mid-point of our target range. ... More>>


Science Media Centre: Novel Coronavirus Detected In China – Expert Reaction

The virus was detected after more than 40 people were hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak traced to a large animal and seafood market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that person-to-person transmission ... More>>


NZ First: Launch Of Parliament Petition To Remove Aluminium Dross

This afternoon to a crowd of over 100 people in Mataura -- Mark Patterson, New Zealand First List MP based in Clutha-Southland launched a parliamentary petition regarding the aluminium dross issue in Mataura, Southland. The petition asks that the House ... More>>