A selection of cartoons by Chris Slane on issues related to farming - previously published in NZFarmers Weekly magazine.
Cartoon.Sign at a wire fence says -'Proposed Significant Natural Area 2028' - "Until then I propose it's time for Uber Eats" says a hungry stoat to a rat and an oppossum...cartoon,ecology,pests,native,plants,species,conservation,nature,introduced,cartoon,ecology,pests,native,plants,species,conservation,nature,introduced, environment,
Cartoon depicts a farmer dragging a safe to the stock yards "I'm not missing out this time" 'Ewes fetching phenomenal price s-news'
Cartoon depicts a farmer with a phone pointed at a visitor 'News: app identifies pests' "bankerwort'
Cartoon depicts an investor deciding between property and a sharemarket rollercoaster.
Cartoon depicts two farmers looking at angry muscular sheep in a pen "We bred these Beltex sheep to guard against rustlers"
Cartoon show truck carrying hay bales of feed with messages of goodwill sprayed on the exterior of the wrap.
Cartoon shows angry farmer jumping mad stamping the grass into mud - "Tut Tut Bad Pugging" points out an official from the regional council holding a clipboard labelled 'fresh water regulations'...Some farmers are hopping mad about the new regulations, while Fed Farmers and others are actually on board. The Nats were actually involved in setting them up, apparently.
Cartoon depicts a farmer taking a selfie with a flock of sheep "OK group selfie for our online stock sales gallery" "A ewie-zui"
Cartoon shows Shane Jones of NZFirst party saying "Just doing my bit for kiwi build mate" while wood spells out the words 'NZFirst Election chances'.
Cartoon shows Shane Jones holding money standing in empty country town asking "anybody here need more trees? Hello anyone?
News - closed sales yards leave excess stock levels on farms - farmer says to another - "Well the social distancing at home is going fine"
Cartoon shows former air steward asking calves "Refreshments anyone?" "Her last job was in the Koru Lounge"
Cartoon shows hill side full of tanks - 'Hawke's Bay' - They wanted us to think small-scale storage so we went for it"
Cartoon show sheep astronaut landing on the moon saying "One small step for a lamb one giant leap for lambkind"
Cartoon shows two sheep wearing face masks saying "You can never be too careful with all these people skipping Auckland"
Cartoon shows farmer in supermarket picking up a a package below a sign 'Hands off our hills Lamb & beef' while a woman chooses from the side marked 'Good conscience milk'
"It can't talk or use a computer so we should be safe" confides a member of the National Party Clutha Southland candidate selection committee.
Cartoon shows CEO of Fonterra Hurrell saying to a researcher : "If you turn milk into kombucha I'll sell it back to farmers as a cure for cow farts."
Cartoon depicts farmers looking at cactus in the desert "We're future-proofing for export growth" "Perhaps we can hybridise with kiwifruit?"
102 Uses For Wool - anti-bacterial - hearing protector - fashion item - livestock warmer
"I wave our pathetic quotas at your aunties" say EU trade spokesman on a castle wall while NZ negotiators say "They're in a mood again."
Cartoon shows a rural scene with farmer motoring on a farm bike with a dog on the back past a retired couple gardening outside their home on the edge of a small town - both groups inside their own bubbles arms raised in a friendly wave - caption - We'll Weather Together - rain is falling.
"So this is the lockdown - I guess we better get used to it mate" says a farmer to his dog as they stand on a hill overlooking a wide beautiful valley vista.
Cartoon shows a farmer trying to water his crops as officials and god turn off his water supply.
'Emssions Agreement' New Zealand Government Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern waters a tiny plant a farmer has helped to plant - a discarded sign 'ETS' - Emmissions Trading Scheme.
"This is where we throw away our paddles" says a TourismNZ rafting tour guide to his passengers as they paddle down a dirty creek surrounded by cattle unrestrained by fences.
A farmer is tending a worm farm, with a portable chicken coop - two sheep are close by - one says "he's taking regenerative farming seriously" - the other says "Let him have his toys"
'News: Corona Virus Affecting Stock Yards' - a stock agent calls "Going - going - and he's gone" as the single farmer turns his back and walks away due to lack of feed for sheep and drop in livestock exports to China.
"I'm practising for the next young farmer competition challenges" says a farmer as he juggles a collection of farm objects labelled animal welfare - farm safety - Nait system - climate change - winter feed -consumer expectation.
'Farms of the future - #1 Locust Ranch' - features a cowboy riding not a horse but a giant locust and watching hundreds of locusts swarming across the plain below...Locust,climate,change,agriculture,future,pests,locust,farming,dystopian,cowboy,western,scifi,
A line of logging trucks wait to enter the port but a man labelled 'China Trade' with a stop sign stands halting movement.
A French chef looks at a farmers market stand of kiwi cheeses having just crossed out region specific names for cheese replacing them with 'method forage'.
'"His philosophy is if you've got it - flaunt it" says a deer about another deer with large antlers in the shape of dollars - 'News- stag sells for $350k'
Panel 1 - "man-made climate-change? Ha! What rot? Go back to school!" commands a conservative white male to two kids who reply "Ok dad..."
Panel 2- steam blows out the ears of the same conservative white male as he looks in a classroom window and realises his kids are being taught about the reality of climate change in science class.