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13 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
10 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Momentum Building in Sustainable Beef, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Demand for sustainably produced beef is on the rise as the sector comes under increasing scrutiny over its impact on animals and the environment, according to a new report....
05 September 2019
View news from New Zealand New Animal Welfare Solution for Livestock
NEW ZEALAND - Situate Me, the emergency management crowd sourcing specialist behind compassionate Virtual Disaster Assistant Ema, has launched a new animal welfare add-on that allows farmers and lifestylers to register animals left unattended in an emergency....
03 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Maintains 2019/2020 Milk Price Forecast Despite Risks
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has maintained its current forecast farmgate milk price for the season, however has flagged some risks in the international dairy market....
02 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry’s Environmental Accountability Undermined
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry’s decision to disband an environmental leaders group that includes representatives from outside the industry undermines the credibility and accountability of the industry’s attempts to reduce freshwater pollution,...
28 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Act Passes First Reading at Parliament
NEW ZEALAND - The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, or DIRA Bill, has narrowly passed its first reading at Parliament, 63 votes to 57....
15 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy NZ Wants GHG Emissions Decided Farm by Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Combating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally via the Emissions Trading Scheme, according to DairyNZ....
02 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Company Sentenced for Effluent Discharge
NEW ZEALAND - On 11 July 2019, Greg Cowley Limited was sentenced in the District Court on one charge of discharging dairy farm effluent onto land in circumstances where it might enter water. The charge was brought by the Otago Regional Council (ORC)....
23 July 2019
View news from New Zealand M. bovis Levy Added to Long List of Costs for Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - A levy on milk solids to pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response is another cost in a long list that farmers are having to endure, an industry leader says....
16 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Govt at Risk of Capitulating to Dairy Over Climate Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years....
05 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Tougher Bank Capital Rules Could Slice Off from Dairy Profit
NEW ZEALAND - Stricter bank capital requirements would severely dent dairy farm profits if the Reserve Bank goes ahead as planned, warn dairy interests in submissions on the contentious proposals....
03 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions....
28 June 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Exports Record Volume of Beef in May
NEW ZEALAND - More than 21,500 tonnes of beef worth $155.7 million was dispatched to China in May as beef exports to the country continue to grow strongly....
20 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Milk Price Forecast Down for 2019-20 Season
NEW ZEALAND - Market analyst company NZX has revised its milk price forecast down for the 2019-20 season, after this week's drop in global dairy commodity prices....
17 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Hollywood Director Hits Out at NZ Meat, Dairy Industries
NEW ZEALAND - James Cameron says New Zealand "isn't living up to its own image of itself" because of the country's meat and dairy industries, which he claims damage the environment....
13 June 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry to Invest $25.7m to Improve National Herd
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy industry is investing $25.7 million in an innovation project to produce better cows....
12 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Live Cattle Exports Drop as Govt Reviews Trade
NEW ZEALAND - A 25 per cent drop in live exports of breeding cattle in the last five years means a possible ban won't have a big impact on farmers, says an agricultural company involved in the trade. ...
11 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Stats NZ Reports Large Rise in Meat, Dairy Manufacturing
NEW ZEALAND - The largest rise for five years in volumes of meat and dairy products drove manufacturing up for the second quarter in a row, Stats NZ said....
10 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Government Fails on Dairy, Climate Again, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - The Government has announced changes to the national dairy industry regulations (DIRA) but has kept a controversial legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new dairy conversions, angering Greenpeace....
07 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Reacts to Outcome of Govt’s DIRA Review
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra acknowledges the outcome of the Government’s review into the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA). The proposed changes announced by the Government will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed...
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Gets Veto Rights on Open Entry Requirement
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Damien O'Connor will grant Fonterra Cooperative Group a little relief over its requirement to accept milk from all-comers, but it will also face greater oversight by the government....
06 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Changes to Dairy Industry Legislation
NEW ZEALAND - Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry....
05 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Export Volumes Advance to New Record
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy export volumes hit a new high after rising 19 percent in the March 2019 quarter, adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said yesterday....
28 May 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Exporters Recover Lost Market Share in Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef and sheepmeat exporter ANZCO says sales in the Japanese frozen beef trade are recovering, thanks to tariff reductions for New Zealand produce under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership that allows local producers...
20 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Current Milk Season Looks Good, but Not Record Breaking
NEW ZEALAND - With just over a fortnight to go, the country's current milk season looks to have been a good - but not stellar - year for processors as dry weather at the tail end crimped production....
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. ...
 
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