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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....
18 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Answer to Unknown Swede Condition Six Months Away
NEW ZEALAND – Answering what causes an unknown condition linking swede grazing with illness and death in dairy cattle is months away, according to a group of experts....
17 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Investment Priority for New Zealand Beef and Lamb Sectors
NEW ZEALAND - Investment in research and development is a priority for the New Zealand beef and lamb sectors....
16 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Mystery Swede Problem Killing New Zealand Cows
NEW ZEALAND – Veterinary professionals are working hard to understand a cattle illness, sometimes proving fatal, caused by grazing forage swede crops in the south of New Zealand....
10 September 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders Request More Ag Science Funding
NEW ZEALAND – Primary industries define New Zealand’s position in the world, but financial aid is required in order for full potential to be reached....
09 September 2014
View news from New Zealand 2015 Overall Cattle Numbers Estimated to Rise
NEW ZEALAND - Overall cattle numbers will begin the 2015 year estimated at 10.29 million head and rise during the year to 10.54 million head....
05 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Rise in Theileria Cases Warrants Vet Help
NEW ZEALAND – Cattle farmers are being encouraged to approach their veterinarians when suspected Theileria cases appear....
04 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Positive Outlook for New Zealand Sheep Beef Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep and beef farmers can look forward to a positive 2014-15 season, according to analysis from Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Economic Service....
01 September 2014
View news from New Zealand Genomics Database to Change Hands
NEW ZEALAND – A producer research and development organisation is set to acquire a genomics database said to be worth 310 million dollars to New Zealand dairying annually....
27 August 2014
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Maintains $6 Forecast Price
NEW ZEALAND – Fonterra’s forecast cash payout for the coming season is staying at $6.20-$6.25 in view of the strong long term dairy outlook....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Still Squeezing Sheep Sector
NEW ZEALAND – Sheep numbers are still declining in New Zealand, while beef cattle numbers have lifted as dairy and related activities grow. ...
19 August 2014
View news from New Zealand North Island Farmers Recover from Devastating Storms
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy farmers should stock take feed and boost pasture growth following the July floods, says DairyNZ after widespread weather events have left pasture plans in ruins and ruined many feed stores....
18 August 2014
View news from New Zealand Fonterra and CSIRO Join Forces to Drive Sustainable Dairy Innovation
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. has signed a five-year strategic agreement with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to drive innovation in sustainable farming, manufacturing, health, nutrition and consumer...
15 August 2014
View news from New Zealand Working Group for Dairy Processing Sector Set Up
NEW ZEALAND - A working group to develop a ‘roadmap’ on how to meet the future capability needs of the dairy processing sector has been set up in New Zealand....
14 August 2014
View news from New Zealand Migrant Dairy Worker Survey Highlights Procedure Hole
NEW ZEALAND - Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the...
13 August 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Sees Improved Cattle Returns
NEW ZEALAND - Dry conditions in the northern North Island and continued land use change in the South Island saw New Zealand’s sheep numbers decrease 3.2 per cent over the 2013-14 season, while beef cattle numbers increased 1.6 per cent....
06 August 2014
View news from New Zealand Remember Staff During Hard Times
NEW ZEALAND – Revised pay-outs from Fonterra and Westland have been taking the headlines of late but staff must not be neglected, farmers have been warned....
21 July 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Dairymen Negative, Beef and Sheep Farmers Positive
NEW ZEALAND – Producer group Federated Farmers of New Zealand has reported a ‘slump’ in dairy farmer confidence in its latest Farm Confidence Survey....
18 July 2014
View news from New Zealand Worries Mount Over Fonterra Price Revision
NEW ZEALAND - Alarm bells are ringing in New Zealand over the prospects of farmers losing Fonterra’s NZ$7.00 forecast pay-out....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Dairy is 17 Billion Dollar Industry
NEW ZEALAND – A surge in earnings from dairy product sales was reported last season on a national and regional level, says Dairy New Zealand....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Exports Rise in Value
NEW ZEALAND - Despite the high New Zealand dollar, particularly during the main export months of January to June, there was an increase in the average value for lamb, mutton and beef/veal....
16 July 2014
View news from New Zealand Test Tube Milk Can’t Beat the Real Thing
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers needn’t worry about test tube milk products threatening the dairy industry yet, Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) has assured....
10 July 2014
View news from New Zealand New Genetics Resource Opens for Beef and Sheep Farmers
NEW ZEALAND – A new entity of Beef and Lamb New Zealand that will push genetic advancement in the red meat sector has officially opened....
09 July 2014
View news from New Zealand Farm Bodies to Unite on Environmental Lobbying
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Sheep farmers now have a unified voice on environmental issues and regional policy following an agreement between Federated Farmers and Beef and Lamb New Zealand....
25 June 2014
View news from New Zealand Calving Demonstrations For New Zealand Farmers
NEW ZEALAND – Hands-on workshops are aiming to prime dairymen ahead of the New Zealand calving season....
20 June 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Becoming a 'Mini Europe'?
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand remains a land of opportunity but is not as cheap as it used to be, says an English farming couple....
19 June 2014
View news from New Zealand Share-milking in New Zealand: A Changing Industry: Part Two
NEW ZEALAND - An English farming couple opted to move to New Zealand to seize their chance at farming in a country full of opportunity. ...
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