Peradventure – perhaps; uncertainty or doubt as to whether something is the case; by chance.
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Jim and Will win a virtual winter posy for provoking a smile with their answers.
Holy cow! Port dairy herd back in action – Sally Rae:
Lulu, Lilly and Louisa are nearly back in business.
Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille was distraught when he booked his beloved cows for slaughter a year ago, after a heifer tested positive for tuberculosis and he was ordered to stop selling raw milk.
He later changed his mind and decided to keep his herd, even though there was no financial return from them.
Now Mr MacNeille and his wife Alex are awaiting sign-off from the Ministry of Primary Industries which will allow them to sell pasteurised milk. . . .
Gallagher and AgResearch explore fence-less farming – Gerard Hutching:
Stock will soon be kept in check without a wire in sight – that’s the promise of technology being developed in Australia with New Zealand investment partners.
The eShepherd technology works by placing a GPS-enabled collar on an animal, “virtually” fencing off an area and training the stock to stay within the boundary.
Ian Reilly of Australian company Agersens has teamed up with Gallagher NZ which is a strategic investor and sits on the board. AgResearch and Agersens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to trial the technology on New Zealand farms. . .
Gumboot takeover 40 years strong – Sudesh Kissun:
Ravensdown chief executive Greg Campbell doesn’t want the co-op to be labeled “a fertiliser business and a polluter”.
“If we are getting those messages, we have failed,” he told Rural News.
Instead, Campbell wants Ravensdown known as an agri service business “that happens to use products that protect the environment and the social license to operate”.
“We want to turn the conversation around — from ‘polluters’ to ‘we understand and value what you do and we won’t sell products that will have negative outcomes’.” . .
Demand pushes butter prices to record high – Sally Rae;
Butter prices set a record high of $US5631 per metric tonne in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, reinforcing the increasing demand for milk fats.
Overall dairy prices lifted 0.6%, although key product whole milk powder fell 2.9% as expected. Anhydrous milk fat (AMF) prices also retreated from an auction record high, falling 1.2%.
A surge in global demand for milk fats could largely be attributed to an acknowledgement by the scientific community that fats were no longer as bad for health as once feared, ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny said. . .
Teamwork best Doc says – David Hill:
Collaboration is the way forward for conservation.
Speaking at Federated Farmers’ South Island High Country Conference on Friday, May 26, at Hanmer Springs, Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson said collaboration between environmentalists, farmers and government was the best way forward.
”We often hear the criticism that Doc is completely missing in the advocacy area, but I would prefer to sit down and talk about things rather than go to the Environment Court – collaboration is where it happens.
”How do we get a common agreement as a country and make use of the latest science? This is what we would rather see happening than Doc telling you what to do.” . .
Century farmer prefers sheep and beef – Tony Benny:
As many of his neighbours turn to dairy grazing or even convert to dairying, a South Canterbury farmer has stuck with sheep and beef, carrying on a family tradition that goes back 100 years. He talked to Tony Benny.
As many of his neighbours turn to dairy grazing or even convert to dairying, South Canterbury farmer John Crawford has stuck with sheep and beef, carrying on a family tradition that goes back 100 years.
Crawford’s grandfather, also named John, bought the farm he named Kaika Downs in 1916, a few years after the vast Levels Estate where he’d previously worked as a shepherd was broken up.
He farmed the property near Cave, 20km inland of Timaru, South Canterbury, for 35 years, before his sons Norman and Keith, John junior’s father, took over. . .
I asked [my father] what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing, which women were always doing, and which ladies had done publicly in the Crimea. He could not tell me. – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson who was born on this day in 1836.
62 Claudia Octavia was executed.
68 Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad..
721 Odo of Aquitaine defeated the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
1534 Jacques Cartier was the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
1595 King Wladislaus IV of Poland, was born (d. 1648).
1650 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, was established, the first legal corporation in the Americas.
1667 The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet began.
1732 James Oglethorpe was granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1772 The British ship Gaspee was burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
1781 George Stephenson, English mechanical engineer, was born (d. 1848).
1815 End of the Congress of Vienna.
1836 – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician and politician, was born (d. 1917).
1863 American Civil War: the Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
1868 – Titokowaru’s war began with the killing of three settlers near Ketemarae, north of Hāwera, by Ngā Ruahine warriors acting on the orders of the spiritual leader Titokowaru.
1873 Alexandra Palace burned down after being open for only 16 days.
1885 A peace treaty was signed to end the Sino-French War.
1891 Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist, was born (d. 1964).
1909 – Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward opened the Public Trust Office Building in Lambton Quay, Wellington.
1909 Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old became the first woman to drive across the United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco.
1915 William Jennings Bryan resigned as Woodrow Wilson’s Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States’ handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
1922 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
1923 Bulgaria‘s military took over the government in a coup.
1941 Jon Lord, English musician (Deep Purple), was born.
1944 World War II: 99 civilians were hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
1944 World War II: the Soviet Union invaded East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
1946 King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascended to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world’s longest reigning monarch.
1953 Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hit in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
1954 Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashed out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism had infiltrated the Army – giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
1956 Patricia Cornwell, American author, was born.
1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world’s 12th highest mountain).
1958 Queen Elizabeth II officially opened London Gatwick Airport.
1959 The USS George Washington was launched, the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
1961 Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor, was born.
1968 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1978 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened its priesthood to “all worthy men”, ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
1979 The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park, North Sydney, killed seven.
1985 Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped in Lebanon.
1999 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
2008 – Two bombs exploded at a train station near Algiers, Algeria, killing at least 13 people.
2008 Lake Delton drained as a result of heavy flooding breaking the dam holding the lake back.
2010 – At least 40 people were killed and more than 70 others wounded by an explosion at an evening wedding party in Arghandab, Kandahar.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia