A selection of cartoons by Chris Slane on issues related to farming - previously published in NZFarmers Weekly magazine.
Cartoon..We have a story on anti-biotic free lambs, apparently there's a good market and premium for them,.
Cartoon depicts two farmers dressed in an odd mixture of summer and winter gear at Fieldays "It pays to come prepared for every weather"
Cartoon depicts a rural vet calling for help in the style of a WW1 poster 'Hands up for rural vets -Your countryside needs you'.
Cartoon depicts a father and daughter standing in a flooded field "Look at all the pretty spring flowers" and he walks over the weeds she tries to pull him back "Dad!"
Cartoon depicts tow bees sampling honey types "A cheeky little manic honey - hints of northland pohutukawa - I think you'll be amused by its presumption" 'Honey flavours to be defined by experts' - news
Cartoon depicts a sale of mince meat honesty stall outside a meat works plant with plantiff staff wanted signs
Cartoon depicts cows marooned on an island in a flooded river "Well this is unfortunate" says one "Taniwha flicked its tail again - happens all the time" says the other - refers to local government building some protection but will let rivers do what they want in many places.
Cartoon depicts two cows one wearing a N94 face mask who says "Foot & mouth disease is much worse than the flu you know" a second cow rejects this "Don't tell me what to do - where's your mandate? Sheeple!" is about to blindly fall down a bluff.
Cartoon depicts Fonterra's new electric milk tanker driving past a bunch of utes lined up at the service station with high fuel prices - driver tooting his horn to a number of ute drivers looking perplexed as petrol pumps glug fuel into their thirsty vehicles.
Cartoon depicts the Terminator driving a NZFAP train full of consumers & calling to a farmer by the tracks "Come with me if you want to live better" train is labelled with 'Quality Assurance - low carbon - biodiversity - premium prices' - NZFAP and NZFAP Plus - New Zealand's National Farm Assurance Programmes
Cartoon depicts Bees fleeing the pesticide Glysophate 'Glysophate/Roundup back in the spotlight -US news' "Can we go out today?" asks a young bee to it's mother who answers "Um maybe leave it a few months"
Cartoon depcts the Beverly Hillbillies driving to New Zealand newstag reads 'Truffles are the new black gold - news' - refers to black truffles.
Cartoon depicts a trade barricade erected by farmers of the European Union to an truck carrying NZ milk "Hey I thought you had a food security crisis?" calls the driver.
Cartoon depicts a farmer standing next to a cow letting out a small burp holding a newspaper with ‘farm emissions plan’ and over the fence is a chap with his big industrial building labelled 'industries' spewing smoke saying "Mate you think you've got problems?" ie agriculture is the most vocal but not the worst affected by emissions reductions.
Cartoon depicts a farmer standing in a field of crops at the edge of suburbs reading a newspaper headline 'Supermarket Shake-UP' and saying "This might hold off the suburbs for a bit longer" refers to duopoly created high prices for consumers and better income for farmers.
Cartoon depicts a hurdles race being won by a progressive farmer leaping over hurdles labelled as 'Lower Emissions' while a losing competitor angrily ploughs through hurdles labelled 'Rainforest PKE' 'Water Quality' 'Greenhouse Gases' 'Adapt or Die' 'Climate Change' crying "Why do they hate us?" caption - 'Opportunity knocks in future for food & fibre- news'
Cartoon depicts a shopkeeper with a 'Help Wanted in Gore' sign in his window and the mayor of Gore with a sign 'All Welcome' quoting Exile on Main Street album by the Rolling Stones song "You can't always get what you want" "But if you try sometimes"
Cartoon depicts the Greens party measuring soil moisture of grass on a bluff "The climate message hasn't yet sunk in deeply enough"
caption 'Green drought looms' (where there is just enough rain to make the countryside look lush, but not enough to relieve dry conditions…)
Cartoon depicts tourists looking at sheep "What are those strange creatures? asks a man wearing a stetson hat and a female comments "And why did the farmer buy them all cashmere sweaters?" Caption - Americans have other ideas about wool -news - Research shows Americans don't have a very good understanding of what wool actually is.
Cartoon depicts a male farmer on a hilltop with his farmer wife & family indicating a farm below "One day all this will be a lower carbon mix of kale almonds & quinoa - plus some sheep and beef"
Cartoon depicts a covid merry go round with sickened adults begging to get off "Help - we wanna get off"
Cartoon depicts bugs disguising themselves as workers to smuggle themselves on to farm crops.
Cartoon depicts a farmer taking a phone photo of a lonely decrepit barn saying "A couple of filters and they'll all swipe right on you babe" - tagline - Start-up fdubbed tinder for barns.
Cartoon depicts farmer asking an old horse " How would you like a spin around the fields for old time sake?" referring to increased cost of diesel due to Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Cartoon depicts storm clouds similar to Russia's dictatorial leader Putin looming over wheat fields resembling the flag of Ukraine alarming a farmer - 'It's an ill wind - in Ukraine or NZ'
Cartoon depicts a frustrated farmer on the docks unable to export his products because of a lack of global shipping - throws bottles with notes inside into the sea saying 'send ships'
Cartoon depicts 'How Govt. could incentivise farmers to cut greenhouse emissions * That Farmers might choose' showing an official handing a farmer a bag of money labelled 'Tax Refund' in background 'Low emission forage' 'Once/day milking' and 'lower stock rate' 'Emission Reduction Award'
Cartoon depicts a cow painted with bee colours attempting to eat some of the flowers in the fenced area with a sign 'Bee Forage Zone keep out'
Cartoon depicts a farmers tractor making a quick turn towards 'Record Returns' while other motorists wait at red lights for 'Events'
Cartoon depicts a sheep being shorn by shearers in a backcountry shearing shed caption 'Golden Shears Cancelled' sheep saysIt's not as fancy but I'm just grateful to get any haircut"
Cartoon depicts rural businessmen enviously eyeing unlocked down Australia - FOMOO 'OD - fear of missing out on overseas deals - as Australian hospitals overflow with covid cases.
Cartoon depicts Acme Alt Protein truck is blocked by flock of sheep herded by a farmer who suggests to the driver "try an alt route".
Cartoon depicts a dairy farmer accepting higher income but also higher costs as a line of men labelled 'Fertiliser' 'Transport & 'Labour' take their slice.
Cartoon depicts a white sheep asking a black sheep "Alright Mate?" "yep thanks for asking"
Cartoon depicts a country roadside checkpoint with a sign saying 'Don't leave town until you've seen the country town' as a small town mayor interviewing young motorists "Tena Kotutu is checkpoint is just to check if you wouldn't mind taking a job, a house and living here?"
Cartoon depicts a politician outside a farm holding a sign saying sustainability, and a person in an EU flag suit holding a sign saying, 'what they said'. ( Many farmers think it's just the Govt pushing for reform but we're finding it's our customers who're asking for these changes as well and there's value to be had there. Processors like Silver Fern Farms are bringing in programmes to capitalise on this. )
Cartoon depicts a man in his underpants shearing a sheep. S'hearer develops jeans lined with wool - news' "Now for a fresh pair of pants" says the shearer.
Cartoon depicts a cow dispensing covid vaccine to rural folk - 'Better Access to vaccine for rural folk - news - "Seems fair" says a farmer rolling up his sleeve.
Cartoon depicts a scene outside a UK pub with an accent brewer crying "Co2 Co2 everywhere C02 nor any drop to drink" refers to a shortage of industrial CO2.
Cartoon depicts a roadside auction for a sheep farm 'News- carbon cap rises to $70' "Ok what am I bid for this prime pasture lot? $5 million" says a sheep farmer -"$6 million" saysa forestry owner "baaa!" says a sheep dressed in farmer's clothes.
Cartoon depicts a river with two groups on either side - a river interest group is arguing the science with council science officers 'River users discuss the science of water quality in a constructive manner' while fish laugh on.
Cartoon depicts New Zealanders being herded into lockdown in response to covid outbreak in a manner akin to 'A Dog's Show' television show.
Cartoon depicts a map of New Zealand divided in two halves by a red line West -rain & floods - east - fire & drought.