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04 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Introduce New Dairy Traceability Measures
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government is set to introduce a series of new food safety and traceability measures into the dairy sector following the publication of a report by the Dairy Traceability Working Group....
03 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
View news from New Zealand Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
17 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Sustainability Help For Beef and Sheep Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Seventy sheep and beef farmers from around the country are gathering in Wellington this week to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need to negotiate sustainable land and water management regulations in their own regions....
16 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Soil Inversion Could Be Worth 4 Tonne Per Hectare
NEW ZEALAND – Diggers are being used to invert volcanic soils to answer whether old soils grow more grass after farmer observations prompted field trials....
View news from New Zealand Thistle Eating Beetle Highly Rated For Control
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have an insect on their side in the battle against one of New Zealand’s “worst agricultural weeds”....
View news from New Zealand Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
13 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Mild Weather Could Explain Mystery Swede Deaths
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists researching fatalities in New Zealand dairy cows grazing swedes are saying mild weather could be blamed on liver damage to cattle....
29 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra to Reduce Global Auction Offer Amid Dry Spell
GLOBAL – Fonterra has reviewed down its milk volume forecast and planned to reduce its Global Dairy Trade offering after dry weather in the New Year. ...
View news from New Zealand Free BCS Assessments to Address Condition Problem
NEW ZEALAND – Free body condition score (BCS) assessments will be provided across New Zealand’s Northland herds in a move to address problems with production and profitability....
23 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
21 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs Federated Farmers believes....
14 January 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
06 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Water Policy Making Impact on New Zealand Farms
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand has rung in the New Year with positive news on the sustainable farming front....
05 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Scientists Crack Swede Death Condition
NEW ZEALAND – A mystery condition which saw cattle experience ill health and in some instances die after grazing on swedes has been solved after a three month wait, according to Dairy New Zealand....
09 December 2014
View news from New Zealand New Training to Improve On-farm Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has teamed up with Open Polytechnic to provide specialist agribusiness training for sheep and beef farmers....
05 December 2014
View news from New Zealand Jobs Saved at Study Abattoir
NEW ZEALAND – Jobs will be saved at a North Island abattoir after a research organisation sold an eighteen-staff facility to a specialist commercial operator....
25 November 2014
View news from New Zealand Bluetongue Virus Identified in Bulgarian Wildlife
EUROPE – Wild animals have become infected with Bluetongue in Bulgaria, resulting in deaths to deer and wild sheep....
24 November 2014
View news from New Zealand Disease Warning Issued for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – An agricultural advisory body is urging farmers to be on the lookout for a tick-carried disease after spreading from Northland to the south island this year....
18 November 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand and Korean Trade Agreement Is Positive
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements....
14 November 2014
View news from New Zealand Value of Dairy Sector Questioned By Green Party
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s dairy sector has reacted after being called a “one trick pony” and the government slammed for betting on the farm....
View news from New Zealand NZ to Gain from Cooperation in EU
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons says his recent meetings with European sheep and beef farming leaders have confirmed that the opportunities to cooperate to improve farm returns for farmers on both sides of the world are bigger...
29 October 2014
View news from New Zealand Government Help Vital to Keep Dam Project Affordable
NEW ZEALAND - A New Zealand farm body is lobbying the government to support a new dam project in the south island’s northern district....
17 October 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders to See 3 Months into Future
ANALYSIS - A three month milk production and price forecaster, designed by the New Zealand stock exchange, is one of the latest tools dairy farmers have in coping with market volatility....
15 October 2014
View news from New Zealand Record High Returns for New Zealand Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - Despite the strong dollar, New Zealand meat exports reached a record high of NZ$5.3 billion in 2013-14, driven by high average values....
06 October 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Manure Management Scheme Growing
NEW ZEALAND – More New Zealand farmers are benefiting from independent assessments of farm effluent programmes in assisting with compliance as standards tighten....
24 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Drops Farm Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND - Falling world milk prices have led to Fonterra lowering its farmgate milk price for the coming season by 70 cents. ...
22 September 2014
View news from New Zealand New Managing Director Announced for Moredun Scientific
SCOTLAND - John Murray has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Moredun Scientific. He will succeed Professor Willie Donachie who will retire from the company in December....
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