RTE 1 NEWS – AUSTRALIA’S farms are not the only ones struggling.
Some of the country’s most iconic coastal farms are also struggling, and the Government is trying to help them.
Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson 2 Farmers have warned that if they do not act soon, they may lose their farms.
They are facing a new crop of “superfowl” and a new disease that could kill them.
Farmers are facing new crop “superfalcons” and new disease “superflu” The new crop is a new “superbird” that can lay up to 12 eggs a day, and is a threat to the local sheep industry.
Photo of the year: RTE 2 Farmers are also facing a different threat from the superbirds and the new flu virus.
The Department of Primary Industries is planning to change its pest management policy so that the farmers will not be required to take on new pests.
But the changes will not apply to all farms, as some farms are in the process of being changed.
The new policy is due to be announced in September.
A farm in the Sunshine Coast is one of those affected.
Farmers have already been told they can no longer use the superbird pest control system.
“We have to make a decision about the risk that the super bird is going to come in and wipe out the whole of our business, we’ve got no choice but to change our pest management,” said farmer John MacGregor.
The Government says it has to keep the farms up to date with the new crop.
But it is not stopping the farmers from trying to find ways to deal with the threat.
The farmers say they are not sure what will happen if they don’t get help.
“I don’t think we’ve found a way around it,” said Mr MacGregone.
The super bird and the super flu are new threats The new disease is a “super bird” that the Government says will kill most of the sheep industry and will wipe out most of their industry.
But a new report by the Government has found that more than 90 per cent of the farms in New Zealand have already changed their pest management.
Some farms have even switched to more expensive pest management methods that farmers say are not effective, and are not backed by the science.
“There’s no evidence that there’s any benefit to the farmers,” said John Macgregor. “
One of the most popular pest control methods is “shingles” which are usually applied with a “dipstick” to help keep out the super birds. “
There’s no evidence that there’s any benefit to the farmers,” said John Macgregor.
One of the most popular pest control methods is “shingles” which are usually applied with a “dipstick” to help keep out the super birds.
However, this can be costly and a little risky.
Some farmers say their only choice is to try to find new ways to manage the superfowl and flu.
Mr Macgregors is one farmer who has not been able to find a way to deal and has lost all his sheep. “
But if we were the ones who actually do have to pay for that, it would be a disaster,” said Joe O’Brien.
Mr Macgregors is one farmer who has not been able to find a way to deal and has lost all his sheep.
“A lot of our sheep have died, but that’s nothing compared to what they’ve been through,” he said.
“What would you do if you could see a giant, blue bird and you just couldnt do anything?”
Farmers say they have to take steps to cope with the superfalcons and the flu The Government has said it is taking steps to protect the farms, but many farmers are not getting the message.
“You are taking a risk, you are taking an opportunity, you’re taking the risk of not taking all the steps that you need to take to protect your sheep.
And it’s not going to work, you know?” said John O’Byrne.
“And they have got to be told, if you can’t control this, we’re going to have to put all our eggs in one basket.”
Some farmers are also taking steps themselves.
Mr MacGregors farm in New Lynn has been affected by the super falcons.
Mr O’byrne says that if he had to make any changes to the way he does business, he would take the same steps he has taken to protect his sheep, which are in a different position. “
For the last three weeks we’ve been doing everything we can to get it done.”
Mr O’byrne says that if he had to make any changes to the way he does business, he would take the same steps he has taken to protect his sheep, which are in a different position.
“Every time we have a super bird, every time we’ve had the superflu, we take the steps to be prepared for it.”
He says that it is only now that the government is listening to farmers and they are saying they