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08 January 2013
View news from New Zealand Livestock at Risk from Toxic Algae Outbreak
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers and the general public using the Wairarapa river have been warned to safeguard animals against a toxic algae outbreak....
18 December 2012
View news from New Zealand Environmental Planning Resource for Beef Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand has launched a refreshed version of its Land and Environment Planning Toolkit, a resource to help sheep and beef farmers manage land and environmental issues on their farms....
12 December 2012
View news from New Zealand TPP Negotiations Need to Deliver for Agriculture
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's red meat sector is encouraging all negotiating parties in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to work tirelessly to ensure this agreement can be completed by October 2013....
11 December 2012
View news from New Zealand Call for Full Trade Liberalisation Through TPP
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers and food processors from Australia, New Zealand and Canada are calling on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries to conclude a 21st century trade agreement in 2013 that liberalises trade across all goods and services....
View news from New Zealand Meat and Dairy Products Lead Manufacturing Rise
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of sales for the meat and dairy product manufacturing industry rose 13 per cent in the September 2012 quarter, following three quarters of volume increases....
10 December 2012
View news from New Zealand Silver Fern Farms Opens New Te Aroha Plant
NEW ZEALAND - Nearly two years after Silver Fern Farms’ Te Aroha beef processing operation was devastated by fire in December 2010, New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, officially opened the company’s new flagship plant on the same site....
06 December 2012
View news from New Zealand TPP: Australia and NZ Agricultural Bodies Call for Action on Trade
NEW ZEALAND - The peak agricultural bodies of New Zealand and Australia have united in calling for a truly comprehensive and generally liberalising Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement from day one of implementation....
05 December 2012
View news from New Zealand Dairy Export Volumes Show Large Increase
NEW ZEALAND - In the September 2012 quarter, seasonally adjusted dairy export volumes rose 32 percent, Statistics New Zealand said. Milk powder was the largest contributor to this rise....
30 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Disputes Continue over One-Plan Policy
NEW ZEALAND - A Wellington businessman, Gareth Morgan, has criticised farmers for their reaction to One Plan, a region wide plan guiding the management of resources in the Horizons region....
22 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Researchers Criticised Over 'One Plan' Investigation
NEW ZEALAND - An Horizons Councillor has responded to an independent analysis of water and environment policy document 'One Plan' after it warned that policy changes would hamper farm profits by as much as 43 per cent, reports Michael Priestley. ...
View news from New Zealand Farmers Advised to Observe Stock Following Tongariro
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers affected by the Mount Tongariro eruption are encouraged to keep an eye on their stock, advises DairyNZ....
20 November 2012
View news from New Zealand New Research Claims Oral Drench is Most Effective
NEW ZEALAND - A new study by AgResearch scientists, to be published in the journal Veterinary Parasitology, shows oral cattle drenches are far more effective than the equivalent pour-on or injectable products. ...
16 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Industry Organisations Approve Final Water Report
NEW ZEALAND - The third and final report produced by the Land and Water Forum, a policy directing collective of organisations, has been welcomed by the farming community. Building on previous forum publications it intends to guide the implementation,...
15 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Silver Fern Farms Reports Loss
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef and lamb processor Silver Fern Farms has reported a net operating loss after tax for the 12 months ended 30 2012 of NZ$31.1 million (2011 profit NZ$30.8 million) from total revenue of NZ$2 billion....
09 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Leading Experts to Present Research to Farmers
NEW ZEALAND- By using leading experts in the field, two DairyNZ events are going to provide a great source of information to farmers at meetings at Darfield and Ashburton. ...
18 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Infectious Disease Research Centre to be Launched
NEW ZEALAND - Massey University is bringing together researchers from across the University to combat infectious diseases that pose a threat to health, biosecurity and trade....
11 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Another Calf Mutation Unlikely
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers has brokered what could be its last meeting before the mutant calf issue ends up before the Courts and/or the Commerce Commission....
09 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Successful Year for AgResearch NZ
NEW ZEALAND - On-farm pest control, new value-added products and improved environmental performance are three of the significant contributions made by AgResearch scientists to New Zealand's agricultural economy over the past year, according to its 2012...
05 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Managing in Times of Adversity
NEW ZEALAND - Stress can sneak up on you. Scheduling some time off farm is a good idea, says B+LNZ extension manager Erica van Reenen....
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Exports Forecast to Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand (NZ) beef exports in 2012-13 are forecast to increase 4.9 per cent year-on-year, to 360,000 tonnes swt, according to the latest New Season Outlook 2012-13 released by Beef + Lamb NZ. ...
04 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Better Seeds and Plant Species to Improve Efficiencies
NEW ZEALAND - A new research programme being co-funded by the Government aims to deliver better seeds and plant species for farmers, to help improve animal productivity and minimise environmental impacts. ...
27 September 2012
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Sends Darfield's 1st Shipment to China
NEW ZEALAND - The first 37 containers filled with 940 metric tonnes of high quality whole milk powder have left Fonterra’s new manufacturing site at Darfield, headed for a customer in China....
18 September 2012
View news from New Zealand Beef Farmers Profits to Drop from Record Levels
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand's New Season Outlook is expecting a correction that is likely to see average sheep and beef farm profit settle at around NZ$96,500 for the 2012-13 season....
17 September 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Cattle Slaughter to Remain Stable
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand cattle slaughter numbers are projected to remain relatively stable into 2013, and are forecast at 4.1 million head, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
View news from New Zealand Blue Sky Meats Faces Reorganisation
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand meat processor, Blue Sky Meats is reported to be considering a reoganisation following the announcement of a sharp drop in profits earlier this year and to cope with a changing industry. ...
05 September 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Wows Tokyo Festival-Goers
NEW ZEALAND - Grass-fed New Zealand beef struck a chord with the crowds at one of Japan's largest dance and music festivals, Super Yosakoi, held in Tokyo on the weekend of 25 and 26 August. ...
31 August 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Carbon Footprint Study Highlights Productivity Gains
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand beef industry has completed a study examining the full carbon footprint of New Zealand beef, and it highlights significant productivity gains....
30 August 2012
View news from New Zealand Progressive Global Beef Developments
NEW ZEALAND - While a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) points towards growing New Zealand agribusiness globally, Craig Hickson, of Hawke’s Bay based Progressive Meats, proves there is opportunity left in...
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