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08 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
03 May 2019
View news from New Zealand BurgerFuel Launches Plant-based Beef Burger
NEW ZEALAND - BurgerFuel enters an exciting new frontier this week with the launch of their plant-based beef burger – the Beyond Beleaf....
02 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Warm Temperatures See Dairy Production Levels Dive
NEW ZEALAND - Hot weather earlier in the year is being blamed for a marked drop in dairy production during March, compared with the same period last year. ...
22 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Environment Report Shows Harm from Dairy Sector: Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace wants fewer cows and more regulation, saying the dairy industry has been allowed to run riot and wreak havoc on the environment....
18 April 2019
View news from New Zealand MPI Raises Restrictions on Farms to Stop Spread of M. Bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers will need to brace themselves for a surge in the number of properties that cannot move stock off their farms as officials grapple with controlling the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
16 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
03 April 2019
View news from New Zealand A2 Milk Says Lift in Dairy Prices May Impact FY2020
NEW ZEALAND - A2 Milk Company said recent increases in dairy pricing will have an impact on gross margin percentages in the 2020 financial year but it doesn't anticipate any significant impact this year....
View news from New Zealand Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
01 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Effluent Treatment System Good News for Water Quality
NEW ZEALAND - New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality....
27 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Deal Rings Alarm Bells for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders need to think long and hard before selling their 125-year-old Co-op, says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Patterson....
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....
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