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25 February 2014
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....
27 December 2013
View news from New Zealand New Directors to Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board
NEW ZEALAND - Two new farmer directors will join the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Board after the annual meeting in Feilding in March 2014....
17 December 2013
View news from New Zealand Researchers Win $200,000 For Sustainability, Profitability and Performance Research
NEW ZEALAND - AgResearch has invested $200,000 to change how science considers fungus in plants. ...
12 December 2013
View news from New Zealand Red Meat Profit Partnership Underway
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Red Meat Profit Partnership is underway, acknowledging the significant opportunities it will provide farmers....
21 November 2013
View news from New Zealand Water 'Dilemma' Faces New Zealand Cattle Industry
NEW ZEALAND – A government report has linked dairy farm expansion with increasing stress on water quality....
12 November 2013
View news from New Zealand Farmers Welcome Freshwater Policy Statement
NEW ZEALAND – Water policy is going to be scientifically, culturally and economically informed for the first time, says a Federated Farmers of New Zealand spokesperson....
06 November 2013
View news from New Zealand Check For Adult Ticks and Prevent Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers and Veterinarians must unite against a new Ikeda strain to limit the spread of the blood-borne parasite Theileria, advises Dairy New Zealand....
View news from New Zealand Robot to Assist in Pasture Management
NEW ZEALAND – Pasture work could be made simpler by a paddock robot built by leading experts at AgResearch New Zealand....
04 November 2013
View news from New Zealand Annual Scholarship Programme Opens
NEW ZEALAND - Beef and Lamb New Zealand is inviting young New Zealanders interested in agriculture to apply for its annual undergraduate scholarship round....
01 November 2013
View news from New Zealand Farmers Warned of Grassland Pests Risk
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers are being warned that numbers of grassland pests, porina and black beetle, will be ‘larger than normal’....
31 October 2013
View news from New Zealand World Expert to Visit Chile on Tuberculosis Visit
CHILE – A revered veterinary surgeon from New Zealand is set to discuss bovine tuberculosis (bTB) control to farmers in Southern Chile....
25 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Foot and Mouth 'Preparedness' Plan Welcomed by Cattle Specialists
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy New Zealand has praised the government’s foot and mouth disease ‘preparedness’ programme, saying it will address gaps in the current national system....
21 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Strong New Zealand Dollar Causes Concern For Meat Exporters
NEW ZEALAND – Drought impacts are being exacerbated as a high NZ$ pressures exporters, say Meat and Livestock Australia analysts....
15 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Powerline Safety Warning Issued After Second Gale In Two Months
NEW ZEALAND – Cattlemen are being asked to be wary of fallen powerlines in the wake of the gale force winds that hit Canterbury over the weekend....
04 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Irrigation Keeps Dairy Economy 'Ticking'
NEW ZEALAND - Irrigation has kept the economy of New Zealand ticking through the drought, a farm spokesman has said....
View news from New Zealand US Government Shutdown Warning to NZ Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The budgetary deadlock, which has sections of the United States Government shutting down, should serve as a warning to New Zealand farmers to run conservative farm budgets....
26 September 2013
View news from New Zealand Genetics Research Initiative to Improve Genetic Understanding in Beef-sired Dairy Calves
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Lamb New Zealand is investigating the effect of improving beef genetics in the red meat supply chain....
16 September 2013
View news from New Zealand Effluent App Captures Value
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has released a new smartphone app to help farmers apply effluent more efficiently....
06 September 2013
View news from New Zealand RMA Reform Bill Third Reading ‘A Reform Entrée’
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers has given a cautious welcome to the Resource Management Reform Bill 2012, which recently passed its third reading in the Parliament....
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