Business Rural South – Winter 2023

A ‘hare-brained’ idea to plant buckwheat turned out to be a rabbit pulled out of the hat for South Canterbury farmer Nick Walters. The result is Pure New Zealand Buckwheat, a growing, harvesting, and processing operation. Since Valley Views Glamping opened on a North Otago farm in 2017 it’s gone from strength to strength with the six accommodation geodesic domes experiencing around 80% occupancy year-round. Staunch Suffolk breeder Ross McCall of Mt Annan Suffolk stud is now trialling Dorper and Wiltshire genetics as he targets burgeoning markets with a black-faced terminal sire. 

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