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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....
28 May 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Production Falls Slightly in First Quarter
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand (NZ) beef production for the first three months of 2012 remained mostly static, falling just 1 per cent year-on-year, to 175,338 tonnes cwt (Statistics NZ)....
25 May 2012
View news from New Zealand New Livestock Tax Rules in Budget 2012
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes tighter tax rules around livestock valuations have been well-signalled....
18 May 2012
View news from New Zealand Silver Fern Farms Joins PGP Application
NEW ZEALAND - Silver Fern Farms has joined existing partners in the Primary Growth Partnership application led by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and a consortium of commercial companies. ...
10 May 2012
View news from New Zealand Driving NZ Grass-Fed Beef Brand in Taiwan
NEW ZEALAND - As part of a Beef and Lamb New Zealand initiative, delivery trucks emblasoned with cows grazing in scenic New Zealand landscapes are a common sight on the streets of Taiwan. The trucks also feature delicious-looking beef dishes, to tell...
09 May 2012
View news from New Zealand Transport Pregnant Cows With Care
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers should take particular care when planning to transport cows in their third trimester of pregnancy, says DairyNZ's Dr Nita Harding....
03 May 2012
View news from New Zealand As Prices Fall, Export Climate Struggles
NEW ZEALAND - With gloomy trade news almost daily, farmers are likely to revise their farm budgets downwards. Given pastoral agriculture spends around $13 billion on goods and services each year, this has implications for both the provincial and national...
30 April 2012
View news from New Zealand Cow Pooling/Homekill Help Connect Public with Food
NEW ZEALAND - With ‘cow pooling’ in the spotlight following TV One’s Sunday programme, Federated Farmers Rural Butchers believes it has a role to play in reconnecting the public to their food....
28 March 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Closes Livestock Tax Loophole
NEW ZEALAND - The Government has tightened livestock tax rules to prevent farmers who change valuation schemes receiving an unintended tax break, Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today....
27 March 2012
View news from New Zealand Pasture Renewal a $3.8 billion Economic Windfall
NEW ZEALAND - With an increased focus on innovation, another way to generate greater export returns is to do things a lot smarter. Federated Farmers believes pasture renewal epitomises doing the basics better and with new seed types, could easily generate...
22 March 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ to Increase Beef Production in 2012
NZ - New Zealand beef production is set to increase by 6.5 per cent in 2012, boosted by higher carcase weigths and excellent growing conditions. ...
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