Country Life for Friday 17 June 2011
9:05 Fieldays Welcome and Guest
This week Country Life is off to the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton. Exhibitors are expecting a bumper few days - prices are rocketing away for beef, lamb and milk and they're hoping farmers will open their wallets.
9:11 Selling Southland
Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt wants North Island farmers to move south.
A North Auckland farmer is sticking fluoro polka dot patches on a cow's rear end.
9:20 Fonterra director Greg Gent
Founding Fonterra director Greg Gent is stepping down after 10 years in the job.
9:28 Waipiri Holstein Friesian Stud Sells Cows
About 400 punters and interested observers packed into a marquee on a Waikato dairy farm on Thursday night as 90 cows and calves from New Zealand's top producing herd are sold. Extra staff were flown in from Australia and Britain to wash, clip, teach and titivate so the animals present well on the night. The top price: $19,000.
Photos of preparing the beasts for sale and the night of the sale