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16 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Tipped to Rise at Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Futures market trading is pointing to a mild improvement in dairy prices at this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction after a surprisingly weak start to the year....
12 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
09 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy NZ to Appeal Decision on Greenpeace Ad
NEW ZEALAND - One of the groups who complained that a Greenpeace advertisement was false and misleading says it plans to appeal the advertising watchdog's decision....
05 January 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dollar Continues Decline Against USD on Dairy Price Fall
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand dollar has continued to fall against the greenback, trading below 69 US cents off the back of the biggest drop in dairy prices in three months....
04 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Decline for Second Straight Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, sliding for a second consecutive auction, as whole milk powder prices unexpectedly sank amid increased volume on offer....
03 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Northland Dairy Farmers Cited for Non-Compliance
NEW ZEALAND - Almost a third of Northland dairy farms are significantly non-compliant when it comes to effluent discharges and the region's top environment watchdog says the upward trend needs to change....
29 December 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Dodge Bullet After Price Revival
NEW ZEALAND - Up until August, dairy farmers were thinking the unthinkable - another year of milking cows at a loss....
23 December 2016
View news from New Zealand WTO Decision Important for NZ Beef
NEW ZEALAND - Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision upholding New Zealand's challenge to 18 agricultural non-tariff barriers imposed by Indonesia....
22 December 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Milk Collection Falls in First Half
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Cooperative Group's New Zealand milk collection was down 5.7 per cent on the year in the six months to 30 November as dairying regions were hit by unfavourable weather conditions....
21 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Bank of China Agrees Landmark Chinese Facility with Fonterra
NEW ZEALAND - Bank of China has signed a landmark agreement with Fonterra consistent with both organisations’ on-going commitment to building New Zealand business interests in China. Bank of China New Zealand and the Co-operative have established a...
20 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Sheep and Beef Industry Confidence: A Tale of Two Species
NEW ZEALAND - While overall sheep and beef farmer confidence in their industry has taken a dip in the last four months, there is a solid core that remains upbeat about the future....
16 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Higher Dairy Prices Unlikely to Bolster Regional NZ Overnight
NEW ZEALAND - The recent pick up in dairy prices back to profitable levels may take some time to flow through New Zealand's economy as farmers focus on paying down debt following the prolonged downturn, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
13 December 2016
View news from New Zealand New Chair for NZ Dairy Industry Awards
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Trustees have chosen Woodville dairy, beef and cropping farmer Ben Allomes as Chair at a recent trust meeting....
05 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Rabobank Survey Shows NZ Farmers Look to 2017 with Optimism
NEW ZEALAND - Confidence levels among New Zealand’s farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found....
23 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Massive Funding Boost for New Zealand Beef Genetics Research
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA - In a landmark collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m over three years towards major joint beef research projects....
14 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Fewer Cows Produce Only Slightly Less Milk in NZ
NEW ZEALAND - In a year which saw the lowest milk prices in at least 20 seasons, milk production declined just 1.5 per cent, according to the New Zealand Dairy Statistics 2015-16 released by DairyNZ and LIC....
04 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Global Beef Alliance Highlights Trade, Sustainability as Top Issues
NEW ZEALAND - The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico,...
01 November 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef and Sheep Economic Outlook Depends on Currency
NEW ZEALAND - A range of factors including currency fluctuations, a weak and volatile outlook for lamb and wool, plus the impact of drought and Facial Eczema, which was widespread in the North Island where half New Zealand’s sheep are farmed, will impact...
31 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Fine-Tuned Farm Management to Deal with Hard Times
NEW ZEALAND - Figures released at DairyNZ's Annual General Meeting (AGM) show the 2015/16 dairy season was the most challenging year yet for dairy farmers....
26 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
21 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Foot and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the ministry has said....
19 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders Asked to Work Together to Tackle Emissions from Farming
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment....
14 October 2016
View news from New Zealand Global Beef Associations to Gather in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand is hosting beef producers from the International Beef Alliance in Taupo next week. ...
13 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Study Confirms Benefits of Dairy-Beef Integration
NEW ZEALAND - The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain has been released, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven...
06 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Representatives Visit EU to Discuss Trade
NEW ZEALAND - Britain’s arrangements for leaving the European Union (EU) by the summer of 2019 and progress towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA), will be on the agenda when Beef + Lamb New Zealand meets British and EU farming representatives...
28 September 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Promotion Efforts Change Tack to Focus on New Markets
NEW ZEALAND - The story of New Zealand farming and its farmers will be at the heart of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new market development strategy targeting new and emerging markets....
23 September 2016
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Results Positive News for New Zealand's Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy company Fonterra’s annual results will increase certainty and security for dairy farmers, in what has been a positive week for the industry, according to New Zealand's Federated Farmers....
22 September 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to 'Lock In' Price Gains with Good Pasture Use
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy organisation DairyNZ is encouraging farmers to lock in the gains achieved in the past two seasons, as a pasture-first farm system will continue to provide payback as the milk price rises....
 
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