New waste management system was expensive at first, but it has realised many benefits, says farmer.
Cold, wet, windy summer results in little or no honey in many hives.
Strong wool farmers hopeful of a market turnaround were left disappointed.
"The ultimate would be to breed the perfect sheep. Why not? We can give it a try."
Cost of consent will outweigh cost of monitoring in Healthy Rivers plan, say Waikato farmers.