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  • Festival of Music and Sustainable Farming PracticesPaul Ubana Jones

    In a slightly different take on a road trip event, #LeadingTheCharge will be visiting the Mangapiri Downs Organic Stud Farm® for a festival of music and sustainable farming practices.

    To celebrate 30 years of organic farming on their property, they are hosting the international singer/guitarist, Paul Ubana Jones.

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    Wiltshire flock rams $700. plus gst

    Wiltshire Rams Top flock type $1500. Plus gst

    Also a limited number** Shire® flock rams** $1500. Plus gst available now

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  • Sabbatical Fallowing for Healthy Soil - Resting Pasture Boosts Productivity

    "Walking across Tim Gow’s pastures, the many benefits of sabbatical fallowing are clear. Underfoot is soft, like walking on a cushion; a deep mat of litter protects soil from climatic events and provides a bed and breakfast for many different life-forms. In fact, visiting scientists found insects they have yet to identify on his land. Sabbatical fallowing of pastures involves removing grazing livestock from one-seventh of a property for 12 months, usually from early spring to late winter, to improve soil fertility and function. Pasture grows and accumulates biomass without livestock present to feed soil with litter, exudates and sloughing root hairs. The Bible and other texts mention the practice, and it was common in the United Kingdom until World War II."

    Read the rest of the article here: Sabbatical-Fallowing-for-Healthy-Soil.pdf

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  • We just held our 25th holiday draw for those who bought rams in 2016. It was for 2 nights free accommodation at Turner HeightsTownhouses, Queenstown. The manager of Turner Heights, drew the winning number which was Shire® Ram 462/14 purchased by Mark & Vicki Nicholson, Gore. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    We are having another raffle next year for Twotooth Rams bought in season from January 2017. If you don’t see a Ram catalogue by 28th January, let me know please. A small number of older rams and some Stud & flock ewes also available now. We are getting new enquiries for our no dag/shear organic rams & ewes all the time - so please book in your Rams now to ensure you retain your pick!


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  • New 2016 Ram catalogue out now! If you want some Organic Wiltshire, NZ Marsh or Shire® Rams, let me know your address via our Contact Us page and I can post you our latest Ram catalogue.

    It is a colour printed catalogue with the details of individual rams for sale.


    Tim Gow

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  • BioGro is the leading voice for organics and certification, representing and certifying over 650 producers across New Zealand and the Pacific. They certify every sector of the organics industry and with over 30 years of experience in global organic certification, we can help you tell your story and distinguish your brand.

    BioGro is owned by the New Zealand Biological Producers and Consumer Society – a registered not-for-profit that works to increase awareness and demand for certified organic products.

    The BioGro logo is the most recognised organic logo amongst New Zealanders. It is also renowned in wider export markers including Asia, Europe, Australia and the US. Having the largest organic market share means the BioGro logo has become synonymous with certified organics.

    Our clients (licensees) carry the BioGro logo on their products to assure their customers that the organic produce they buy is authentic. The BioGro logo guarantees that organic produce has been made without Genetic Modification, animal cruelty or the routine use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides.

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  • Welcome to our new website!

    It's now easier than ever to find information on all of our organic farming information. This includes an about page, organic farming page, organic breeding page, the latest news, a purpose-built 'rams order form' page, and a contact page for general information.

    Most of the relevant content from our old website is still around - just have a look through our new pages to find what you're looking for.


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