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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....
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. ...
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