Killcow – a bully; a swaggerer.
Killcow – a bully; a swaggerer.
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand has announced the appointment of Sarah Sivyer as the senior animal proteins analyst in its Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) division.
Ms Sivyer will undertake high quality research of the animal proteins sector – beef, sheepmeat and pork– supporting Rabobank’s analysis of key markets in the food and agricultural sectors in the region.
Announcing the new appointment, Rabobank general manager for the bank’s Food and Agribusiness Research & Advisory division Luke Chandler said Sarah would be a valuable asset to the research team given her experience across a range of agricultural industries.
“Not only has Sarah been involved with the hands-on and strategic running of her family cattle property, she has also built a career working with leading global agricultural companies, which gives her an excellent foundation for her role at Rabobank,” Mr Chandler said. . .
Beef + Lamb NZ supports wool innovation:
Funds left over from wool levies collected by Meat & Wool New Zealand – now Beef + Lamb New Zealand -have supported the development of a new fabric that blends waste rice straw and New Zealand strong wool.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Cros Spooner welcomed the innovation from Wellington company, The Formary, the same company that transformed Starbucks coffee sacks into upholstery fabric for the coffee chain’s furniture.
“The Formary and Managing Director Bernadette Casey have made some valuable contacts in China which produces about two hundred million tonnes of rice a year. This makes vast amounts of waste rice straw and this latest innovation uses the waste rice straw and blends it with 29 micron wool to make upholstery weight fabric. . .
Milking the carbon question – Dr Jon Hauser:
This month I have been asked to comment on the dreaded carbon tax and associated government policy. It is a massive question and the Australian government is pouring an enormous amount of taxpayer’s time and money into the issue. This article provides a perspective on what is it all about and what it means for Australian dairy farmers.
Why is carbon a problem?
Many would say that the climate change is the underpinning driver for the carbon tax and associated government policy changes. Depending on your viewpoint climate change issue is either (a) a fiction and a conspiracy propagated by scientists and other political and economic opportunists (b) it is real but a natural climate cycle outside our control (c) a man-made phenomenon arising from our consumption and emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses. Irrespective of your personal view, governments around the world are taking option (c) very seriously. At an international level co-operation and direct action to reduce CO2 and the associated climate effect remains patchy. There is none-the-less a consensus that something should be done to reduce the rate of increase of greenhouse gas emissions and work towards a net reduction. . .
Top price for Gimmerburn bull – Sally Rae:
Maniototo stud cattle breeder Bev Helm was thrilled to achieve the top price at the South Island Shorthorn sale in Temuka.
Rough Ridge Primo 1004 sold for $10,200 to Bill Callwood, of Northland. It was also the top-priced Shorthorn bull in New Zealand this year.
Mrs Helm, who farms at Gimmerburn with her husband Malcolm and their three children, was “absolutely stoked” with the result. . .
Representatives from one of the UK’s major supermarkets have gone behind the scenes at Alliance Group.
Two cadets from Sainsbury’s have been visiting the meat company to gain an insight into the industry including meat processing, research and development and livestock procurement.
Lisa Quinn, of Ireland, and Mark Chaddock, of Manchester, were in New Zealand as part of the supermarket’s six-week Taste the World programme, in which students worked with Sainsbury’s suppliers and partners around the world. . .
Grass growth key to farm improvement – Sally Rae:
It is all about grass. Forget the stock, or even yourself – Farmax Ltd general manager Gavin McEwen reckons the biggest asset a farmer has on their farm is the ability to grow grass.
Farmax, which is 50% owned by AgResearch, specialises in decision support systems for pastoral farming enterprises.
Mr McEwen gave an address entitled “Converting Pasture Into Profit” during the recent PGG Wrightson seminar series at Waimate.
New Zealand was very good at producing protein, particularly safe, reliable high quality animal protein, he said. . .
This year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays was the platform for New Zealand pipe and irrigation specialists RX Plastics to launch their biggest range of pipe fittings yet for the farm irrigation market.
The result of a year’s worth of research and development time, prototyping and tooling up, the injection moulded range is glass reinforced nylon, and will firmly cement the company’s position as New Zealand’s premier fittings manufacturer and distributor.
According to industrial designer and project engineer, Chris Clay, this is the first time in the company’s history that such a major product development process has been undertaken. . .
The quality of food at a restaurant or cafe is inversely proportional to the number of pictures of food on the menu and/or displayed outside.
I’ve tested this rule at home and abroad and have yet to find an exception.
As Egyptians rallied in Cairo to protest against a decision by the ruling military council to assume new powers the country’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, was declared dead.
He’d been sentenced to life imprisonment a few weeks ago for complicity in the killings of protesters during the uprising that ended his 30-year rule.
One dictator has gone but Egyptian’s still face an uncertain political future.
UPDATE: There are now conflicting reports and Reuters is saying that Mubarak is unconscious and on a respirator but not dead.
The trade weighted price of milk was down .5% in this morning’s GlobalDairyTrade auction.
Anhydrous milk fat was down .8%; butter milk was up 2.5%; cheddar dropped 3.7%; milk protein concentrate was down 2.7%; rennet casein was down 1.9%; skim milk powder dropped -4.8%; and whole milk powder increased 2.7%.
“When you strip away the media hype of it all, what is needed is a clear, independent decision maker for any benefit to a member that is of remunerative nature or where there is some sort of private benefit in the service”
451 Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius battled Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreated, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
1005 Ali az-Zahir, caliph, was born (d. 1036).
1214 The University of Oxford received its charter.
1631 The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore was attacked by Algerian pirates.
1652 Tarhoncu Ahmet Paşa appointed grand vezir of the Ottoman Empire, served until 21 March 1653.
1685 Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of England at Bridgwater.
1723 Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian, was born (d. 1816).
1756 A British garrison was imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
1782 The U.S. Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States.
1787 Oliver Ellsworth moved at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
1789 Deputies of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath.
1791 King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family began the Flight to Varennes during The French Revolution.
1819 Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer, was born (d. 1880).
1819 The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrived at Liverpool, United Kingdom – the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey was made under sail.
1837 Queen Victoria succeeded to the British throne.
1862 Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, was assassinated.
1863 American Civil War: West Virginia was admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
1893 Lizzie Borden was acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother.
1909 Errol Flynn, Australian actor, was born (d. 1959).
1919 150 died at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1924 Chet Atkins, American guitar player and producer, was born (d. 2001).
1934 Wendy Craig, English actress, was born.
1942 Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys), was born.
1944 World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concluded with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.
1944 Continuation war: Soviet Union demanded an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
1945 Anne Murray, Canadian singer, was born.
1946 Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor, was born.
1948 Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru, was born.
1948 Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, made its television debut.
1949 Lionel Richie, American musician (The Commodores) , was born.
1949 Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass guitarist (Bay City Rollers), was born.
1950 Nouri Al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq, was born.
1954 Michael Anthony, American musician (Van Halen), was born.
1956 A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
1959 A rare June hurricane struck Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
1960 John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran), was born.
1960 Independence of Mali and Senegal.
|1963 The so-called “red telephone“ was established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.|
1967 Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress, was born.
1971 Josh Kronfeld, New Zealander rugby union footballer, was born.
1973 Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires Snipers fired on left-wing Peronists. At least 13 were killed and more than 300 injured.
1979 ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart was shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder was caught on tape and sparked international outcry of the regime.
1987 The All Blacks won the inaugural rugby World Cup.
1990 Asteroid Eureka was discovered.
1991 The German parliament decided to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
2003 The WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia