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16 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Unchanged Nitrogen Loss from Dairy Farms
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry's year-three report on its commitment to mitigating the environmental impact of farming shows it has achieved six of 13 goals that were set out in 2013 but hasn't yet made a dent in nitrogen loss, underlining the long-term...
15 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Tackling Environmental Issues, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report....
10 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Herd Up in North Island; Down in South Island
NEW ZEALAND - After a decrease in 2015, the dairy cattle number increased 2 per cent in 2016 to reach 6.6 million, Stats NZ said today. However, this was not back to the 2014 level (6.7 million)....
03 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dollar Extends Gains as Dairy Prices Rise
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand dollar extended its gains after dairy prices rose more than expected in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction and traders looked ahead to this morning's first-quarter labour market data, which expected to show steady employment...
01 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Face Challenges in Election Year
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers can look back on 2016/17 with a sense of relief that milk prices have bounced back from a deep slump, but the sector faces challenges this election year as water quality and immigration issues come to the fore, says Federated...
28 April 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Expansion will Hit Limits, Must Chase Value
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says there is a limit to further dairy intensification in New Zealand and growing exports in the future will depend more on increasing the value of products rather than the volume....
25 April 2017
View news from New Zealand New Livestock Finance Facility Offers Flexibility
NEW ZEALAND - A new seasonal livestock finance facility is aiming to address a gap in the market for low cost and flexible borrowing....
13 April 2017
View news from New Zealand NZX Dairy Futures Trade in Record Volumes
NEW ZEALAND - Persistent heavy rain in New Zealand, the world's largest exporter of dairy products, spurred record trading in NZX dairy futures this week (Tuesday, 12 April) as traders bet soggy pastures heading into winter will dent future milk production....
11 April 2017
View news from New Zealand High Demand for Skilled Staff in Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy sector is calling for more people, particularly school-leavers, to consider a career in dairy given a shortage of skilled staff....
06 April 2017
View news from New Zealand China Demand Driving Rise in NZ Primary Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's primary sector exports are forecast to rise 1.4 per cent over the year to the end of June, with China being the biggest market overall, according to a government report out on Tuesday. ...
05 April 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Rebound Tips Primary Sector Exports into Growth; Beef Forecast to Drop
NEW ZEALAND - A jump in the value of dairy exports is enough to restore growth to New Zealand's 2017 primary sector exports for the June 2017 year, according to the March edition of the Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries....
30 March 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Consultants Qualify Under New Certification Scheme
NEW ZEALAND - An inaugural group of farm consultants are now qualified under the New Zealand Institute for Primary Industries Management’s Dairy Farm Systems Certification Scheme....
22 March 2017
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
01 March 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Add Cream to Exports
NEW ZEALAND - A rise in milk powder prices and a fall in prices of consumer electronics helped drive the terms of trade up 5.7 per cent in the December 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today....
28 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Milk Powder Exports Continue to Rise
NEW ZEALAND - Milk powder rose $48 million (7.3 per cent) in value in January 2017, despite the quantity exported falling by around 19,000 tonnes (9.4 per cent), Statistics New Zealand said today....
27 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Herd Sales will Bolster Allied Farmers' Annual Earnings
NEW ZEALAND - Allied Farmers expects a recovery in dairy herd sales which will bolster the rural services firm's annual earnings while announcing a smaller decline in first-half profit than flagged earlier this month....
24 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Confirms 2016/17 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra is required to consider its forecast Farmgate Milk Price every quarter as a condition of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act. For this purpose, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has confirmed the forecast Farmgate Milk Price...
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform....
22 February 2017
View news from New Zealand New Report Shows Importance of Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A new report confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
View news from New Zealand Rising Tide of Protectionism Could Hit NZ Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's economy would be hard hit if there is a retreat to protectionism in the global dairy sector, a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has found....
21 February 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Trade Minister Confident Over Billion Dollar Beef Appeal
NEW ZEALAND - Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is extremely confident New Zealand has a strong case following Indonesia's decision to appeal a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling in favour of New Zealand beef and horticulture exports and says he expects...
09 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Eke Out Surprise Gain
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices eked out a gain at the Global Dairy Trade auction, bucking expectations for a decline, as both whole and skim milk powder rose....
07 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Whole Milk Powder Set to Fall at GlobalDairyTrade Auction
NEW ZEALAND - The price of whole milk powder, New Zealand's key commodity export, is likely to decline on the GlobalDairyTrade platform overnight, although some analysts say there's no downward trend....
06 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef Another Diplomatic Ball Dropped by National
NEW ZEALAND - Within one week, the government has been caught short by Russia moving to ban New Zealand beef and a slow response to some Kiwi dual-citizens entering the United States....
View news from New Zealand Waikato Dairy Herd Checked After Bovine TB Case
NEW ZEALAND - A bovine tuberculosis case discovered in a Waikato dairy herd last year appears to have been contained and to date testing has not uncovered any further cases....
03 February 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Down in January
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices dipped in January, with wool and dairy weakness counteracting broad-based gains....
View news from New Zealand Volatility in Dairy Presents Tax Opportunity
NEW ZEALAND - With the release of the 2017 National Standard Cost (NSC) values for livestock, advisory firm Crowe Horwath says ongoing volatility in the dairy cattle market presents both opportunity and risk in the tax structures for New Zealand’s farmers....
02 February 2017
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
 
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