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17 October 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Frozen Beef Exports to Japan Slump After Tariff Hike
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand exports of frozen beef to Japan have plummeted since the country lifted tariff rates, according to AgriHQ....
09 October 2017
View news from New Zealand B+LNZ Unveils Plans for 'Future Farm'
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to establish a "Future Farm" to trial new technologies and farm systems as part of its strategy to support farming excellence and lift farm productivity and profitability....
03 October 2017
View news from New Zealand MPI Confirms Cattle Disease at Seventh Farm
NEW ZEALAND - One new property has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis....
28 September 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Prices Drop Marginally Lower
NEW ZEALAND - A strong New Zealand dollar and declining US imported beef prices have seen New Zealand beef prices drop marginally lower over the past quarter. ...
20 September 2017
View news from New Zealand DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
19 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Shareholders to Vote on Shrinking Board
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders are to vote on shrinking the board and improving selection processes after criticism that followed the cooperative's $14.5 million loss last year....
18 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farms Using Same Amount of Water as 60M People, Experts Say
NEW ZEALAND - Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people....
15 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Review of Fonterra’s 2016/17 Base Milk Price Calculation
NEW ZEALAND - The Commerce Commission has today released its final report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2016/17 dairy season....
07 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Inch Higher as Milk Fats Gain, Powders Fall
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices edged higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the second time in six auctions, as gains in milk fats offset a decline in milk powders....
06 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Greenlea, AgFirst Launch Dairy Beef Pilot Scheme
NEW ZEALAND - A new dairy beef programme has been launched by farm consultancy group AgFirst and Hamilton-based meat processor Greenlea to help promote better use of beef genetics among dairy farmers....
04 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Greens Plan Levy on Nitrate Pollution from Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - The Green Party says it will pay more than $136 million for farmers to move to more sustainable practices....
24 August 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Exports Help Sustain Trade Surplus in July
NEW ZEALAND - A recovery in dairy export prices helped boost July 2017 exports, compared with July 2016, Stats NZ said today. This led to a rare July trade surplus of $85 million in 2017....
21 August 2017
View news from New Zealand National’s Trade Myopia Sees Japan Slap Tariffs on NZ Beef
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand First says beef farmers throughout New Zealand are suffering from National’s negligence to secure a bilateral trade deal with Japan, like Australia’s success three years ago....
17 August 2017
View news from New Zealand SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week....
View news from New Zealand Meat, Dairy Drive Producer Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Higher prices for lamb, beef, and dairy products helped lift prices received by manufacturers, but they also paid more for raw products and power, Stats NZ said today....
16 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Slowing Supply Growth to Impact NZ Dairy Supply Chain
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy processors will struggle to fill existing and planned capacity in coming years as milk supply growth slows, leading to more cautious investment in capacity over the next five years, according to a new report from Rabobank....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Company, Farm Managers Fined Over Unparalleled Case of Neglect
NEW ZEALAND - A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy sector in the South Island....
15 August 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sector Joins Biosecurity Fight
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) today joined the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) to combat the threat of pests and diseases that could significantly impact New Zealand’s dairy...
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says that during the past year, New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent – to 3.6 million head – while the decline in the sheep flock slowed sharply as sheep numbers recovered in key regions...
11 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Collaboration Essential for Sustainable Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - If a future in sustainable farming is to be achieved in the coming years, companies in both the private and public sector need to be working both faster and more collaboratively, says dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group....
07 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Chinese-invested NZ Milk Plant on Track for 2018 Operation
NEW ZEALAND - Mataura Valley Milk, one of New Zealand's major milk processing plant with a 72 per cent stake held by State-owned China Animal Husbandry, is gearing up for production to begin in August 2018....
02 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Milk Testing for Tankers to Stop Cattle Disease Spread
NEW ZEALAND - The disease, mycoplasma bovis, has been found on two separate properties owned by the Van Leeuwen Dairy Group in South Canterbury, who have 16 farms in the region....
31 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Second Case of Cattle Disease Found in South Canterbury
NEW ZEALAND - The farm, and the property where the first case was confirmed last week, are part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group....
28 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Carbon Budgets Would Provide 'Certainty' for Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which recommends New Zealand approach climate change in a similar manner to the United Kingdom....
27 July 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sales to China Boost Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy exports to China were up 102 per cent in value to reach NZ$373 million ($277 million) in June, and up 63 per cent in quantity, which boosts the country's exports, its statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday....
25 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Outbreak Discovered on Canterbury Dairy Farm
NEW ZEALAND - A South Canterbury dairy farm is in lockdown, after a cattle disease made its way to New Zealand's shores....
06 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Alternative Proteins Focus of Beef + Lamb NZ Project
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand is leading a project to assess potential red meat sector responses to alternative protein advances....
05 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Moving to 'Good Returns' from Beef Calves
NEW ZEALAND - On dairy farms, where 70 per cent of all calves are born, those not needed as dairy replacements have traditionally been sent for slaughter....
 
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