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26 February 2013
View news from New Zealand Heavier Cattle Lead to Higher Production
NEW ZEALAND - Beef production (from adult cattle) lifted 4 per cent in 2012, to 596,699 tonnes cwt, despite adult cattle slaughter remaining almost steady compared with 2011, at 2.26 million head (Statistics NZ)....
19 February 2013
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Exports Up 23 per cent For January
NEW ZEALAND - Beef exports during January lifted 23 per cent year-on-year, to 31,061 tonnes swt – the largest January volume since 2008, write market experts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
18 February 2013
View news from New Zealand Food Prices Rise 1.9 per cent in January
NEW ZEALAND - Food prices rose 1.9 per cent in the January month, and were up 0.8 per cent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today (Thursday). ...
07 February 2013
View news from New Zealand Farmers Welcome Rain Reprieve: National Weather Update
NEW ZEALAND – Rain in Hawke’s Bay this week has greatly relieved farmers as the dry spell comes to an end over many areas....
05 February 2013
View news from New Zealand Farm Confidence Survey Shows Split Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers’ 2012/13 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals any increase in farmer confidence is largely confined to the dairy sector and even that comes off a low base. ...
View news from New Zealand Efforts to Reduce Farming Dangers Showing Progress
NEW ZEALAND – Farm safety and rural depression initiatives have had positive effects on the welfare of the rural population, according to Federated Farmers of New Zealand. ...
30 January 2013
View news from New Zealand Meat Sector PGP Could Halt ‘Race to the Bottom’
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre is excited by Beef+Lamb New Zealand and its partners winning Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) funding that could supercharge New Zealand’s red meat exports....
23 January 2013
View news from New Zealand Lower Effluent Pond Levels Now
NEW ZEALAND – Last summer Dairy New Zealand (DNZ) launched the ‘Keep it Low’ campaign, aimed at raising environmental awareness around effluent spreading, which has been added to by further calls this week to empty storage ponds as much as possible...
14 January 2013
View news from New Zealand South Island Fire Warning Issued
NEW ZEALAND - Prolonged hot periods without rain have lead to fires breaking out in areas of the north South island which has caused disturbance to rural properties and concern across rural organisations. ...
11 January 2013
View news from New Zealand Storage Importance Stressed as Rains Fail to Reach All Areas
NEW ZEALAND - The importance of regional water storage has been made clear recently as recent Southland and West Coast rains have not reached parts of Gisborne and Hawke's bay where river levels remain critical....
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...
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