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The Post August

Animals Make the World Go Round

Welcome to the August edition of The Post where we focus on other animals. Our first article features the popular Akaroa tourist destination, Shamarra Alpacas. We visited Frank and Anya Walkington who have been farming alpacas for the past 20 years. Their pride and passion for alpacas is evident in the way they talk about, and care for, the soft-fleeced animals, providing visitors with an educational and unforgettable experience.

We revisited James Ewing, of James Ewing Fencing in Pleasant Point, as he was working on steep hill country fencing for a local sheep farmer. Whilst we were there, James showed us how to strain a netting fence through a gully.

Based in Hawarden, Canterbury, our second profile is Patoa Farms, where they have been free farming pork for over 20 years. The business is dedicated to providing the most sustainable and eco-friendly environment where pigs are as close to their natural habitat as possible.

The finals of the Goldpine NZYF Fencing Tournament kicked off again last month in Temuka, Canterbury, where seven teams of two had to complete a five-wire electric fence in two hours.

Our State of the Industry article for this month focuses on other animals. We talk to key leaders and individuals within the industry as they share their thoughts and experiences.

We intend to continue supplying you with the best stories, activities and techniques in agriculture. If you have anything that you would like us to share, please get in touch.