• AFTER DOING a good job of avoiding it, I have finally been cornered to contribute to the opinion column.

  • USUALLY, October is the beginning of winter in this part of the world, but this year has been different, with no real winter conditions until November and, even now, grass is still growing in abundance, which means that the sheep are sure enjoying a great back-end bite.

  • BRIAN Pack's report 'Doing Better' initiative to reduce red tape for farmers and rural land managers, is a weighty document.

  • Well, the coos are in, the clocks have changed and the long, gloomy nights of November stretch out before us.

  • THE price of prime lambs continues to cause major concerns for the viability of the businesses of many sheep producers.

  • AS I write this, I am still struggling to come to terms with the events of Wednesday October 8, 2014.

  • FOR A pleasant change, the most enjoyable part of this summer has been the weather.

  • AFTER Hurricane Bertha the harvest finished quickly.

  • WELL, as I heard someone say on the radio this week, what's over and done with is never really over and done with - and I guess that could certainly be said of the Independence Referendum.

  • BY THE time you read this article on September 19, we could well know the outcome of the closely contested referendum for independence.