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25 March 2015
View news from New Zealand Billions Could Be Saved in New Zealand Red Meat Sector
NEW ZEALAND - Savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made in New Zealand’s red meat sector through industry rationalisation and consolidation....
18 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders to be Evaluated on Environment Spending
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ and Federated Farmers are going out to dairy farmers to find out how much money they have invested on-farm in environmental initiatives....
10 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
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 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....
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....
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 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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
27 August 2014
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. ...
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....
29 July 2014
View news from New Zealand Beet + Lamb New Zealand Support MIE Business Plan
NEW ZEALAND - The Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Board has approved funding for the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) group’s Business Plan to support red meat sector initiatives....
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