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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 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....
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....
19 June 2014
View news from New Zealand Dairy Sheep Idea to Push Tri-Use Animal
NEW ZEALAND – There are huge opportunities to be had in dairy sheep, according to New Zealand agribusiness company, Landcorp Farming Limited....
13 June 2014
View news from New Zealand TB Control Efforts Yielding Results, Tighter Rules Still Needed
UK – Measures taken to combat bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle are beginning to have an impact on new herd infections, says the government....
02 June 2014
View news from New Zealand Assurance Sought AgResearch Plans Will Not Hit Sheep and Beef Research
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is seeking assurance around research outcomes and future science capability for the sheep and beef sector in the restructuring of AgResearch....
29 May 2014
View news from New Zealand New President for Federated Farmers Waikato
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is thrilled to welcome its new Waikato provincial president, Chris Lewis, who is replacing James Houghton following their provincial AGM....
15 May 2014
View news from New Zealand Red Meat Profit Partnership Gets Down to Business
NEW ZEALAND - The Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) has reached its first milestone of being fully established as a limited partnership and has appointed a board of directors....
View news from New Zealand NZ Food Prices up in April on More Expensive Eggs, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand food prices rose in April, snapping two declines, as eggs and dairy products lifted grocery bills in the month, though inflation remained contained as the strong kiwi dollar kept a lid on imported prices. ...
07 May 2014
View news from New Zealand Tapping into the Benefits of Net Feed Efficiency
UK - Net feed efficiency identifies steers that can save over £100 at finishing compared to less efficient animals, a Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) study has found....
06 May 2014
View news from New Zealand Farmers Relieved at Nitrogen Funding Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND – Relieved farmers in the lake Rotorua catchment have welcomed a government pledge to go halves on the country’s biggest nitrogen reduction project....
01 May 2014
View news from New Zealand NZ Sheep and Beef Farm Profits to Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s latest forecast tells a positive story for farmers and the wider industry....
24 April 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Lamb Export Volumes Fall while Values Rise
NEW ZEALAND - Greater volume to South Asia and the Middle East kept beef and veal exports steady as trading dropped elsewhere, market analyst have revealed. ...
View news from New Zealand North Islanders Crying Out For More Rain
NEW ZEALAND - Rainfall over southern regions is now causing flooding but many north island farmers have remained in drought. ...
25 March 2014
View news from New Zealand Don't Allow 'Short-sighted' Cuts on Tuberculosis Eradication
NEW ZEALAND – A farmer spokesperson has described as short-sighted government plans to pull funds from a tuberculosis (Tb) eradication strategy in Waikato....
17 March 2014
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board Elects New Chairman
NEW ZEALAND - Northland farmer and Northern North Island Farmer Director for Beef + Lamb New Zealand James Parsons has been elected Chairman of the farmer-owned organisation....
25 February 2014
View news from New Zealand Cattle Futures: Markets Bullish Despite Bearish On-Feed Report
US - A bearish cattle-on-feed report has not stopped bullish fundamentals, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
View news from New Zealand Possible Arson Event Requires Vigilence
NEW ZEALAND – A call for increased farmer vigilance has been sounded by Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) in the midst of a suspected South Island arson event....
21 February 2014
View news from New Zealand Data Agree on Improving Kiwi Health and Safety Record
NEW ZEALAND – Two data sets show that farm deaths are declining in New Zealand....
03 February 2014
View news from New Zealand Trade Agreement Must Eliminate Tariffs
NEW ZEALAND - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) must include total elimination of tariffs on agricultural and seafood products, according to leading New Zealand food producers....
30 January 2014
View news from New Zealand Genetics Boost for Red Meat Sector
NEW ZEALAND – A funding commitment of NZ $15 million to further beef and sheep genetics was pledged by the government on Wednesday....
29 January 2014
View news from New Zealand Grazing, Preparation and Endophyte Choice Key To Good Pasture
NEW ZEALAND – The secrets to a good sown pasture are good grazing management, careful preparation pre-sowing and the right endophyte....
View news from New Zealand No Place For Lapses in Animal Welfare
NEW ZEALAND – There is no room for bad animal welfare in New Zealand and the bottom percentile of farmers ‘can shape up or get out’, says a Farming spokesman....
17 January 2014
View news from New Zealand Weevil Control Wasp Must Head West
NEW ZEALAND - Increasing clover root weevil populations are being seen on the West Coast, but the AgResearch-introduced biocontrol is hot on its tail....
14 January 2014
View news from New Zealand Could JBS Buy into New Zealand Meat Sector?
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand red meat processing industry could be vulnerable to takeovers from global giants such as JBS, writes Chris Harris....
07 January 2014
View news from New Zealand Argument for Water Storage is Clear Says Federated Farmers
NEW ZEALAND – The logic behind storing water is ‘irrefutable’, says Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ)....
31 December 2013
View news from New Zealand 2014 Massive Year for New Zealand Red Meat Industry
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand farmers’ group, Federated Farmers, is looking at ways to reform New Zealand’s $6 billion red meat industry....
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