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11 March 2019
View news from New Zealand New Online Tool to Help Dairy Farmers Identify M.bovis Risk
NEW ZEALAND - A new cost-effective tool for dairy farmers aims to help in New Zealand’s quest to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
08 March 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
05 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Record Fine for Waikato Dairy Farmer for Effluent Discharges
NEW ZEALAND - On-going environmental breaches on a Waikato farm have seen a fine of over $130,000 handed down in the Hamilton District Court....
01 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Terms of Trade Slips on Lower Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Falling global prices for milk powder and butter meant overall export prices dropped 1.7 percent in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
21 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Advance Less Than Expected
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices moved higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the sixth straight time, though gains were less than expected....
07 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Farmer Input Needed for New Zealand's Biosecurity Response Levy
Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme....
21 January 2019
View news from New Zealand No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
17 January 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Cattle Numbers Dip Again, Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle has dipped for the second year, while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, Stats NZ said today....
14 January 2019
View news from New Zealand Could Wagyu Beef Protect Against Heart Disease?
NEW ZEALAND - As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease....
11 December 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Meat Products Lead Manufacturing Fall
NEW ZEALAND - A fall in dairy and meat products pushed overall manufacturing sales down for the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ has reported....
10 December 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Show Pessimism While Horticulturalists Cheer Up
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers are becoming increasingly pessimistic about economic conditions in the year ahead with government policy concerns, falling commodity prices and rising costs being key reasons, according to Rabobank’s latest survey....
02 November 2018
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Dairy Company Could Face Court Action in US Due to False Advertising
NEW ZEALAND - The US dairy industry has restated its view that the a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is making false claims in its advertising in the United States....
01 November 2018
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Lowers Forecast Payout on Falling Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products lowered its forecast payout for the current season by as much as 6.6 per cent due to the decline in global dairy prices and butter in particular....
09 October 2018
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
04 October 2018
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
27 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Commencement of Annual Dairy Inspections
NEW ZEALAND - From Monday, 24 September, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) started their annual dairy inspections....
25 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Govt Invests $7m into Dairy Farming Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy cattle population has hit 5 million, the maximum that's practical to farm in this country....
14 September 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Sheep, Beef Farm Profits Forecast to Slip
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell....
11 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Govt Direction on Transmission May be Needed for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Government intervention in transmission will probably be required if the country is serious about electrifying dairy processing to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, Babbage Consultants associate Richard Stretton says....
15 August 2018
View news from New Zealand Another Hefty Fine for Dairy Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution....
06 August 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ's Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 1.9 per cent over the past year while the decline in the sheep flock was slowed by a lift in hoggets as farmers responded positively to strong prices and good grass growth leading into winter,...
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
10 July 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
03 July 2018
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace Says New Water Rules Must Ban Dairy Conversions
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country....
29 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Call for CCTV Cameras in Dairy Sheds, Slaughterhouses
NEW ZEALAND - Animal rights group Safe is calling for CCTV cameras to be placed in all dairy sheds and slaughterhouses....
19 June 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Product Prices Seen Steady to Easing
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices are expected to slip at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight amid a pick-up in supply, even as global trade tensions appear to benefit demand for New Zealand dairy products....
11 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Cattle Cull Reaches 24,500 in M. bovis Battle
NEW ZEALAND - There have been 24,500 cattle culled in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis so far....
 
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