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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...
17 August 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Aims for World Leading Animal Welfare
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers will continue to work with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to ensure New Zealand’s farmers have the highest levels of practicable rules around animal welfare....
10 August 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Cattle Numbers Increase
NEW ZEALAND - NZ beef cattle numbers finished the past fiscal year one per cent higher year-on-year, to an estimated 3.88 million head, with the growth underpinned by an increase in North Island cattle numbers....
08 August 2012
View news from New Zealand Efficiency with Farm Inputs - Essential for Success
NEW ZEALAND - An increasingly complex and volatile global farm input market is making it imperative for New Zealand farmers to have in place good purchasing strategies, while focusing on ways to conserve soil nutrients and input use, according to a new...
03 August 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef and Lamb Winning Fans on Facebook
NEW ZEALAND - Social media is playing an increasingly important role in Beef + Lamb New Zealand's international marketing programmes, as more and more tech-savvy shoppers turn online for the scoop on consumer products. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ Stock Numbers Holding
NEW ZEALAND - A good pastoral production year sees New Zealand sheep numbers increase 2.6 per cent and beef cattle numbers increase 1.0 per cent for the year to 30 June 2012, according to the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service. ...
30 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Invests in Premium Beef Development
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government announced last week it will be supporting a programme to produce high-quality marbled beef off grass, by combining specific high-marbling genetics with the country’s strengths in pastoral agriculture, according...
View news from New Zealand River Stone Beds an Option for Calves
NEW ZEALAND - River stones are a satisfactory option for calf bedding, according to a recent study by DairyNZ and AgResearch....
26 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Export Beef Sector Gets Funding Boost
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef and dairy farmers can now take part in a programme to produce high-value marbled beef for premium markets, both domestically and offshore....
View news from New Zealand Beef Production Increases, but Value Falls
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef, veal and lamb exports all increased by volume in the March 2012 quarter, but decreased by value to $1414 million....
24 July 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Confidence Plummets
NEW ZEALAND - With the Official Cash Rate due out on Thursday, farmer confidence at the beginning of the 2012/13 season has plummeted in Federated Farmers latest Farm Confidence Survey....
20 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Exports Ease in 2011-12
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand (NZ) beef exports continued to decline in 2011-12, falling three per cent year-on-year, to 331,820 tonnes swt, driven largely by lower production and decreased overseas demand (Beef + Lamb NZ), writes Meat and Livestock Australia....
05 July 2012
View news from New Zealand NAIT Welcomed as Milestone for Livestock Industries
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s major livestock industries have welcomed the recently introduced enhancements to its national animal identification and tracing scheme (NAIT). ...
29 June 2012
View news from New Zealand Mandatory Electronic Cattle ID Goes Live
NEW ZEALAND - The electronic tagging system for cattle will go live on 1 July, which means that by law, farmers will be required to tag all animals with a radio freqency indentification device (RFID)....
27 June 2012
View news from New Zealand Beef Farmers Take Top Environmental Award
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand is delighted to congratulate Otago sheep and beef farmers Blair and Jane Smith for winning the national title in the 2012 Ballance Farm Environment Awards....
22 June 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Grass-fed Beef on Menu for Japan and Korea
NEW ZEALAND - Award winning Christchurch chef Darren Wright has been in Korea and Japan promoting New Zealand grass-fed beef to a lineup of influential chefs and media. ...
11 June 2012
View news from New Zealand Favourable Conditions See Production Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Primary sector export revenue is expected to decline in 2012/13, a Ministry for Primary Industries report shows, although prices for milk and meat products are falling, favourable pasture and climate conditions have increased production....
06 June 2012
View news from New Zealand Beef Farm Input Prices Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep and beef farm input prices increased 2.4 per cent for the year ended March 2012, according to the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Economic Service Movements in Sheep and Beef Farm Input Prices 2011-12 report....
05 June 2012
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Works on Meat Project Business
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand is hoping a project aimed at improving meat production on farms will get funding approval in time to start early next year....
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