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Government fund gives trees the chop
A long standing effort to rid Mid Dome
in Northern Southland of wilding pine
trees has received a $300,000 injection
from the government's Community
The news was announced at the Mid
Dome Charitable Trust's annual public
meeting in Lumsden on Tuesday.
Trust chairman Ali Timms said the
trust would match the funding, dollar
for dollar, spending $200,000 a year over
three years on a specific seed source
''We're just coming into year six and
it's the most positive I've felt about
achieving our goal,'' she said.
The seed source programme aims to
spray the mature seed source trees on
the western front faces of Mid Dome,
Ms Timms said.
''Until we deal to those trees we won't
be able to get on top of the wilding
Ms Timms said it was really exciting to
see some very good tools becoming
available, like basal bark spraying.
The public meeting, which attracted
local landowners, funding partners and
stakeholder groups, also welcomed a
new trustee, Mark Sutton.
Southern Institute of Technology
environmental management students
gave a presentation at the meeting.
Students volunteer a weekend of their
time every year to remove wilding
pines from Jeff and Linzi Keen's
property near Mid Dome.
Ms Timms said the experience gave the
students the opportunity to develop
She said they work in areas where the
wilding trees are scattered and would
be expensive for contractors to clear.
The students remove eight to 10,000
trees every year she said.
Meet Miss Canterbury: Symon Howard with his suffolk
ewe hogget which won the Miss Canterbury Best Shorn
Ewe Hogget at the 150th Canterbury A&P Show.
By DIANE BISHOP
As an Alliance lamb drafter Symon Howard
knows how to pick em'. But the Waitahuna farmer
was still ''very surprised'' to win the Miss
Canterbury Best Shorn Ewe Hogget title at the
150th Canterbury A&P Show.
It was the first time the award had gone to a
breeder outside the Canterbury region since its
inception in 2000.
''It's the award everyone chases,'' he said.
Symon farms about 120 stud suffolk ewes on his
small block at Waitahuna, but plans to build his
flock up to 160 ewes as the demand for rams
In 2001 he took over the Taronga suffolk stud from
his grandfather Fred Howard, of Ashburton, who
had just 25 stud ewes, and quickly grew the flock
to its present size.
Symon has always been a fan of suffolks.
''They produce early maturing heavy lambs and
are easily identified because of their dark
markings. I like the look of them.''
He described his winning hogget as a stylish
animal with great presence and a lot of meat on
the loin. Even as a ewe lamb she produced an eye
muscle area of 25.6 square cm.
''It was high for a ewe lamb at 60kg.''
Symon, who took seven sheep to the Canterbury
Show, enjoyed an ''unreal week'', also placing
second in the shorn ewe hogget class with a sister
of Miss Canterbury.
He attributed his success to their sire, a suffolk
ram he bought from Guy Abbot's Mornish stud at
''All our good show hoggets are by him.''
Symon also produced the highest scanning ram
hogget for the suffolks at the show.
He uses the Suffolk rams as a terminal sire over
his 1500 commercial ewes which he farms at
Hillend, near Balclutha, in partnership with his
The lambs are killed at an average 18.5kg carcass
Symon sells about 50 to 60 rams a year and his job
as a lamb drafter has helped to grow his client
base around Otago, Central Otago and Canter-
bury. The booming dairy industry had not
impacted on ram sales.
''We've got a good sheep base in the Lawrence
district,'' Symon said.
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