Work of generations paying off

CAPTION: Mark McKenzie showing a hereford bull at the Maungahina Stud’s 72nd sale last week PHOTO/COUNTRY CALENDAR By Beckie Wilson [email protected] “It’s in the blood, it’s our passion,” says the men of the McKenzie family who run the oldest hereford... read more

Farming passion rewarded

CAPTION: Callum Woodhouse at the recent 2017 Beef and Lamb Future Beef NZ Hoof and Hook competition PHOTO/SUPPLIED By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Hailing from an Eketahuna sheep and beef farm, Callum Woodhouse has always had a passion for the land. Now,... read more

Bone of Contention

CAPTION: Some say the Featherston dog pound, situated at the Johnston St transfer station, is inadequate in today’s standards PHOTO/FILE Rural ratepayers could be stung for third of new dog pound costs   By Hayley Gastmeier [email protected].. read more

Region braces for myrtle rust

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Wairarapa’s at-risk industries such are bracing for the arrival of the vicious myrtle rust fungal plant disease with the number of North Island sites affected by disease increasing steadily. Myrtle rust is a disease that... read more

Keen eye for breeding top trials dogs

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] “It is hard to come by a good heading dog,” says Wayne Cheesman, but he never thought his hobby would end up servicing the national and international farming community. After 15 years in the business he is renowned for his... read more

Farmers buoyed by market prices

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Wairarapa sheep and beef farmers are enjoying a boost in profits this season thanks to improved pasture growth and better lamb prices. While the “big upswing” in prices has been welcomed by Wairarapa Federated Farmers meat and... read more

Local farmers duel for honours

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] There can only be one winner at the Young Farmers East Coast regional competition this weekend, but both Wairarapa contestants say they will just take the day as it comes. Richie Cameron and Henry Reynolds finished first and... read more

Buyers bid for quality cattle

By Beckie Wilson [email protected] Going once, going twice, sold – top prices matched with quality offerings made for happy vendors and purchasers at yesterday’s weaner fair at the Masterton Saleyards. The annual Masterton and Martinborough weaner steer and bull... read more
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