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Pause for a moment and wonder what life would be like on a stock farm without working dogs. Day after day they are there, ready and willing to work, not arguing or demanding a pay increase, not being late or absent without leave. Always happy to be told what to do, and because of their genetics, only ever want to please their master. Words by Ian Hodge, GM Tech Services, Veterinary Enterprises Group
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The Bethells have been synonymous with North Canterbury farming for almost as long as there have been farms in the region. It is a history that stretches back to the purchase in the 1800s of Pahua Pastures, first farmed by Hugh Bethell’s great-grandfather Marmaduke in 1899. Words by Richard Rennie
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Aakland Chemicals have been working with Ruralco for just three years but in this short time they have certainly made a massive impact with Cardholders. Words by Niamh McCarthy
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For many years New Zealand’s horticultural sector has played second fiddle to the country’s major pastoral sectors but is now emerging rapidly from those shadows to surge ahead in export earning ability. This is thanks to growing investor confidence in the sector, some super smart operators and an ever widening pool of produce demanded by the rest of the world. By Richard Rennie
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A desire to produce a premium quality product as close to nature intended remains the hallmark of Ashburton-based Crozier’s Turkeys.
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At a time when sheep numbers are at an all-time low and amid continued decline in industry confidence, one man’s passion for breeding and improving bloodlines is the driving force behind a new sheep breed being trialled in the Mid Canterbury foothills.
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