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Angus Kebbell

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting grain markets worldwide. That in turn affects animal feed, and downstream meat production. Angus Kebbell explores how that will affect markets for our pasture-based livestock by looking at the global impacts
25th Jun 22, 9:49am
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting grain markets worldwide. That in turn affects animal feed, and downstream meat production. Angus Kebbell explores how that will affect markets for our pasture-based livestock by looking at the global impacts
"We're all getting on the bus and going in the same direction, but Wellington has sent seven buses to pick you up seven times." Why catchment groups are a better answer
18th Jun 22, 9:59am
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"We're all getting on the bus and going in the same direction, but Wellington has sent seven buses to pick you up seven times." Why catchment groups are a better answer
What happens when well-meaning urban elites push drastic changes on farming that are not well supported by scientific or market evidence? Sri Lanka
12th Jun 22, 10:30am
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What happens when well-meaning urban elites push drastic changes on farming that are not well supported by scientific or market evidence? Sri Lanka
The large Rangitīkei Rivers Community Catchment group is an example of a major community network improving both water quality and the community cohesion
4th Jun 22, 10:09am
The large Rangitīkei Rivers Community Catchment group is an example of a major community network improving both water quality and the community cohesion
Formal or informal, the growing number of cooperative rural catchment groups advancing environmental and provenance projects look like they will move the needle for the rural economy
28th May 22, 10:23am
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Formal or informal, the growing number of cooperative rural catchment groups advancing environmental and provenance projects look like they will move the needle for the rural economy
In the tough deer industry, some growers stand out with vertical integration of businesses that reach international markets. But in the end, it is on-farm prowess that matters. Angus Kebbell reports
21st May 22, 10:30am
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In the tough deer industry, some growers stand out with vertical integration of businesses that reach international markets. But in the end, it is on-farm prowess that matters. Angus Kebbell reports
Closed borders and a reluctant Government heaps pressure on farming businesses to operate starved of staff. Locals prefer city jobs, and the local pool of workers isn't there with record low jobless levels. The toll on working farmers is now serious
1st May 22, 3:31pm
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Closed borders and a reluctant Government heaps pressure on farming businesses to operate starved of staff. Locals prefer city jobs, and the local pool of workers isn't there with record low jobless levels. The toll on working farmers is now serious
Breeding sheep that burp less to cut emissions contributing to climate change makes significant progress
23rd Apr 22, 10:16am
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Breeding sheep that burp less to cut emissions contributing to climate change makes significant progress
A long term plan for farm succession has enabled the Hargreaves family to transition ownership and control of their growing and successful enterprise
9th Apr 22, 9:42am
A long term plan for farm succession has enabled the Hargreaves family to transition ownership and control of their growing and successful enterprise
The second in the farm succession series, describing how one family approached the transfer of ownership within the family, starting early with a clear plan
2nd Apr 22, 9:41am
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The second in the farm succession series, describing how one family approached the transfer of ownership within the family, starting early with a clear plan
Succession planning is a process not an action. But individual circumstances can make it a tricky process. Starting early is key because it is not only retirement that can trigger it. Angus Kebbell starts a series
25th Mar 22, 12:05pm
Succession planning is a process not an action. But individual circumstances can make it a tricky process. Starting early is key because it is not only retirement that can trigger it. Angus Kebbell starts a series
Real research is advancing on the immuno-supportive effects of velvet. The science behind this work, and its functional nutrition properties is reviewed with AgResearch's Dr Stephen Haines
12th Mar 22, 10:43am
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Real research is advancing on the immuno-supportive effects of velvet. The science behind this work, and its functional nutrition properties is reviewed with AgResearch's Dr Stephen Haines
Despite higher product prices across the board at present, this is unusual, and mixed farming strategies build resilience in livestock farming businesses
5th Mar 22, 10:32am
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Despite higher product prices across the board at present, this is unusual, and mixed farming strategies build resilience in livestock farming businesses
Omnivores might think is is a depressing thought to convert to vegetarianism, but they could be on to something. Many studies show there is a link between vegetarianism and depression
26th Feb 22, 9:26am
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Omnivores might think is is a depressing thought to convert to vegetarianism, but they could be on to something. Many studies show there is a link between vegetarianism and depression
COVID ravaged the foodservice markets for venison cuts, but the velvet markets remained strong. Now new marketing efforts by the deer industry are bringing more diversification just as the foodservice markets return
19th Feb 22, 10:09am
COVID ravaged the foodservice markets for venison cuts, but the velvet markets remained strong. Now new marketing efforts by the deer industry are bringing more diversification just as the foodservice markets return
The very tough 2020 and 2021 for the deer industry has triggered an industry re-think on marketing and that is now yielding results that are starting to flow though to on-farm returns
15th Feb 22, 9:15am
The very tough 2020 and 2021 for the deer industry has triggered an industry re-think on marketing and that is now yielding results that are starting to flow though to on-farm returns
Even when commodity prices are high, farmers face unique stresses from all directions. Wellbeing is a part of sustainability and needs to be understood, planned, and worked on, says Marina Shearer
5th Feb 22, 10:22am
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Even when commodity prices are high, farmers face unique stresses from all directions. Wellbeing is a part of sustainability and needs to be understood, planned, and worked on, says Marina Shearer
Prices are high, but so are farm input costs. Chris Dillon explains why farmers are fortunate both are still in step and the risks when they aren't. The wild card is the struggle to improve productivity in the face of unwise box-ticking regulators
30th Jan 22, 9:17am
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Prices are high, but so are farm input costs. Chris Dillon explains why farmers are fortunate both are still in step and the risks when they aren't. The wild card is the struggle to improve productivity in the face of unwise box-ticking regulators
There is no lack of opportunity to get up-to-date on what an ETS will do to farming, what the alternatives are, and what you have to do to ensure the worst doesn't happen
27th Jan 22, 11:33am
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There is no lack of opportunity to get up-to-date on what an ETS will do to farming, what the alternatives are, and what you have to do to ensure the worst doesn't happen
The time is Now! Lead farmer groups need farmers to contribute their views to the He Waka Eke Noa framework as soon as possible because policies are about to get fixed for a generation
17th Jan 22, 9:25am
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The time is Now! Lead farmer groups need farmers to contribute their views to the He Waka Eke Noa framework as soon as possible because policies are about to get fixed for a generation
Angus Kebbell explores why some farmers are feeling less than positive even in a time of good prices, favourable weather, and healthy markets. They are negative about the pace of imposed change
19th Dec 21, 4:09pm
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Angus Kebbell explores why some farmers are feeling less than positive even in a time of good prices, favourable weather, and healthy markets. They are negative about the pace of imposed change
The pandemic has changed the world, but livestock farming not so much. But there has been preparation, innovation, and adoption of different ways to do farming business
11th Dec 21, 10:29am
The pandemic has changed the world, but livestock farming not so much. But there has been preparation, innovation, and adoption of different ways to do farming business
Human blind-trials of meals comparing pasture-raised beef or lamb, over grain-based animal diets, and plant-based pretenders, are showing clear health benefits from the pasture-raised product
27th Nov 21, 10:47am
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Human blind-trials of meals comparing pasture-raised beef or lamb, over grain-based animal diets, and plant-based pretenders, are showing clear health benefits from the pasture-raised product
Thriving Southland is taking its community engagement to the next level with upskilling its volunteer leaders as more catchment area groups get formed
20th Nov 21, 2:21pm
Thriving Southland is taking its community engagement to the next level with upskilling its volunteer leaders as more catchment area groups get formed
Livestock farmers may get a good boost in income and improve environmental outcomes by integrating some horticulture into their operations
13th Nov 21, 10:49am
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Livestock farmers may get a good boost in income and improve environmental outcomes by integrating some horticulture into their operations