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12 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
06 December 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Fall in November on Weaker Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices slipped further in November, with dairy prices leading the pack lower although the softening was across the board....
01 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Auction Prices Expected to Lift on Drought Threat
NEW ZEALAND - Prices on the GlobalDairyTrade auction may lift next week, snapping four consecutive declines, as the increased threat of drought in New Zealand weighs on expectations for Fonterra Cooperative Group's milk production....
28 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Latest Dairy Stats Reveal More Milk Per Cow, Fewer Cows
NEW ZEALAND - Daisy and her paddock mates are record-breakers, reveal the latest national dairy statistics released today by DairyNZ and LIC....
23 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Strategy Boldly Faces up to Challenges
NEW ZEALAND - The new dairy sector strategy - "Dairy Tomorrow" - was launched this week and tackles head-on the big issues the sector is facing, says Dairy Environment Leader Group Chair Alister Body....
20 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Extends Support to B+LNZ Genetics
NEW ZEALAND - After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme....
17 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry....
View news from New Zealand Further 1000 Mycoplasma Bovis Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - A further 1000 cattle will be culled in South Canterbury due to the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis....
16 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC)....
15 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Targets Good First Step but Fonterra Must Reduce Dairy Herd, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a "gaping hole" in the plan....
14 November 2017
View news from New Zealand A2 Milk Top-performing Stock on NZX 50 in 2017
NEW ZEALAND - A2 Milk, the best performing stock on the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 Index this year after its annual profit tripled, signalled that growth has continued into the current financial year.``...
13 November 2017
View news from New Zealand WTO Declines Indonesia Appeal on NZ Beef Trade
NEW ZEALAND - The World Trade Organization has turned down Indonesia's appeal against a ruling that trade barriers imposed since 2011, which hurt New Zealand's beef exports, were inconsistent with global trade rules....
09 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Claims to be Poster-child for Green Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products says it's a better poster child for New Zealand's clean, green image than some of its rivals and having returned to profit it is now focused on ensuring its returns to farmers stay competitive as it grows....
01 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Highly Productive Mid-Canterbury Dairy Farm for Sale
NEW ZEALAND - One of Mid-Canterbury’s larger and more productive dairy farms has been placed on the market for sale....
27 October 2017
View news from New Zealand Higher Milk, Cream Sales to China Boost NZ Exports
NEW ZEALAND - Record global butter prices and higher sales of milk and cream to China, boosted New Zealand's total exports in September, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday....
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....
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