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19 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
16 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Science helps to cook the "perfect steak"; Artificial Intelligence used to create unique recipes
AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the "perfect steak"; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes....
14 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
12 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Synlait Milk CEO to step down amid economic uncertainty
Synlait Milk Ltd says that its chief executive, Leon Clement, will step down at the end of April and that the company’s co-founder would take an interim leadership role....
08 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Fonterra completes sale of two China farms
Fonterra has completed the sale of its two wholly owned China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian....
16 February 2021
View news from New Zealand Research says New Zealand dairy is world’s most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest carbon footprint – at half the emissions of other international producers....
26 January 2021
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
25 January 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand dairy sector has record year, with total milksolids production at a record high
The DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) statistics show that in the 2019-20 season, New Zealand dairy companies processed 21.1 billion litres of milk containing 1.90 billion kilograms of milksolids (kg MS)...
11 January 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra, Nestlé, DairyNZ team up to expand plantain trial for dairy diets to reduce GHG emissions
Incorporating certain varieties of plantain into a cow’s diet has been shown to reduce the nitrogen concentration in their urine, which can leach through soil into groundwater....
28 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand M. bovis eradication on target, but still work to do
On 21 July 2017, diagnostic samples taken from a South Canterbury, New Zealand dairy herd tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis). This bacterium had never previously been found in New Zealand. Since then, significant progress has been made in...
27 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand updates TB Testing Program
Starting February 9, 2021, OSPRI is managing New Zealand's TB eradication through an updated testing programme, placing greater focus on higher risk areas while maintaining nationwide disease surveillance...
07 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Fonterra lifts lower end of 2020-2021 farmgate milk price forecast
Dairy company Fonterra lifted the lower end of its 2020-2021 forecast range on 4 December, increasing the price it pays farmers for milk....
03 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s goal of a carbon-neutral government faces an uphill battle
New Zealand’s goal to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025 can only happen if it is backed by additional funding and bold policies instead of relying on carbon offset schemes....
02 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand promises a carbon neutral government by 2025, but exempts agriculture
New Zealand states that its public sector will become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declares a climate emergency....
16 November 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
10 November 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Synlait warns of lower 2021 profit
Dairy products giant Synlait Milk warns of flat to lower profit in fiscal year 2021 due to weak demand for consumer-packaged infant formula....
26 October 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
15 October 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra increases farmgate milk price as Chinese demand ramps up
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd raised the price range it pays farmers for milk on 15 October as demand from China, its top market, picks up....
10 October 2020
View news from New Zealand New research suggests that New Zealand's beef and sheep farms are approaching carbon neutrality
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration....
28 September 2020
View news from New Zealand Synlait Milk forecasts higher earnings despite drop in annual profit
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk reported a 9 percent drop in annual profit on 28 September, but forecasts strong underlying core earnings for 2021 based on its core infant and lactoferrin business....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s a2 Milk projects weaker revenue for end of 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company Ltd forecast lower first-half revenue on 28 September as lockdown measures in Australia’s Victoria state hurt its informal Chinese sales channel more than expected....
11 September 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand mulls changes to livestock exports by sea after ship capsizes
New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan....
03 September 2020
View news from New Zealand Cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan’s coast
A ship carrying 43 crew and nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to China has capsized after an engine failed in stormy weather in the East China Sea....
30 August 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
19 August 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s a2 Milk expects slight losses as coronavirus stockpiling ends
New Zealand’s a2 Milk Co forecasts slightly lower earnings margins for fiscal year 2021 on 19 August....
12 August 2020
View news from New Zealand COVID-19 resurgence puts pressure on New Zealand economy, especially dairy sector
New Zealand stocks registered their worst close in a month on 12 August after the country reported its first cluster of coronavirus cases in over 100 days....
23 June 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Fonterra promises to pay premiums for sustainable dairy
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd says it will pay farmers extra for sustainable dairy in a bid to incentivise production....
29 May 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra reports jump in March dairy exports to China as lockdowns lift
New Zealand’s dairy giant Fonterra says that China’s global dairy import volumes climbed 10.1 percent in March....
 
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