Family looks to diversify
Putaruru’s best known dairy family is looking outside the district for new opportunities.
Sir Henry van der Heyden (pictured) and his sons Gareth (left) and Simon are looking at farms in the South Island to diversify their interests.
The reasons behind the idea are explained on page 17 of today’s Rural Delivery.
In other stories in Rural Delivery Sir Henry confirms on page 16 that he is standing again for a fourth term on the Fonterra board.
On page 18 we look at a doctoral student who is working on a method of easily testing how efficiently cows are turning grass into milk.
On page 22 we have a report on a new device for scaring birds away from farm buildings and most importantly tractors, where they are known to cause fires.
And on page 26 we report that LIC has now added yearlings to its team of sires.