Sheep, beef and organics – the path to success
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Sheep, beef and organics – the path to success

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2006 Section: Farming and Horticulture Author: Andrea Kydd-Law West Otago farmer Allan Richardson has an exciting vision for the future of livestock farming in New Zealand. He would like to see as many farmers as possible producing organically, or at least incorporating as many organic systems as possible into their farming…

Brydone growers and farm shop – A 24 hectare block, 22 years on
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Brydone growers and farm shop – A 24 hectare block, 22 years on

Organic NZ Magazine: September/October 2006 Author: Andrea Kydd-Law The residents of North Otago have much to be grateful for: a wildly beautiful coastline, stunning mountain and river scenery, world-renowned Whitestone architecture and, of course, blue penguins. Added to this, as more and more people are discovering, they have Brydone Growers and Farm Shop on State…

Perfect pasture – grazing management
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Perfect pasture – grazing management

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2005 Author: Dr Tim Jenkins Dr Tim Jenkins, of the Biological Husbandry Unit outlines strategies to develop great pastures Grazing management can include a regular pattern of shifting livestock onto clean pasture. In some cases this may be as often as shifting each day. This is an effective way of ensuring…

Organics, sheep husbandry and fly strike
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Organics, sheep husbandry and fly strike

Organic NZ Magazine: March/April 2005 Author: Dr Michael Morris On conventional New Zealand farms fly strike is kept under control through a variety of means, including mulesing, tail docking, crutching and dagging sheep, and dipping and jetting with insecticides. The latter is not possible on organic farms, and other common techniques don’t fit well with…

Joint Venture into Vines
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Joint Venture into Vines

Organic NZ Magazine: November/December 2001 Author: Valerie Cowperthwaite A shared passion for wine and commitment to Organics has brought about an intriguing business partnership between Kingsley Tobin, award-winning winemaker, and John Hawkesby, late of TV news. Valerie Cowperthwaite talked to them both. (First printed in Soil & Health Nov/Dec 2000 issue.) When Kingsley Tobin came…

Towards a Sustainable Agriculture – The Living Soil Part 2
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Towards a Sustainable Agriculture – The Living Soil Part 2

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2001 Author: Lady Eve Balfour In the January issue, Lady Eve Balfour’s article outlined the early years of the organic movement and listed a number of reasons why chemical agriculture is doomed. This concluding section gives practical advice on caring for the soil and then looks at the aim of sustainable…