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16 October 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Export Returns Exceed Sheepmeat For First Time in 20 Years
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's beef export returns have reached a record high, overtaking sheep export returns for the first time in two decades....
05 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
29 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Higher Culling Contracts New Zealand Dairy Herd
NEW ZEALAND – A 2.8 per cent contraction in dairy cow numbers has shrunk New Zealand's dairy herd to 6.51 million head....
18 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Scientists Strive to Con Protective Shell off Parasites
NEW ZEALAND – A new foray into parasite control will see New Zealand researchers try to stimulate larvae into shedding their protective skin to then die before becoming ingested....
15 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmer Beef and Sheep Levy Board Get 84 Per Cent Support
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand graziers have emphatically shown their support for the country’s red meat levy board....
14 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 Now Available
NEW ZEALAND - The Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 (August 2015) for veterinarians is now available. ...
09 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmstrong Looking After New Zealand Farmer Mental Health
NEW ZEALAND – A mental health initiative has been launched to proactively work towards farmer wellbeing rather than reacting to stress and anger....
03 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
26 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Farms Not “High Risk” Work Places, Say Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers should be relieved that most operations will not be classed as “high risk work places”, according to New Zealand’s levy board....
29 July 2015
View news from New Zealand Changes to New Zealand Farm Safety Afoot
NEW ZEALAND – New health and safety reforms have made “key improvements” to simplify legislation, including defining responsibilities on farms....
28 July 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
15 July 2015
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Beef Returns Higher Than Lamb
NEW ZEALAND - Over the first nine months of this season, beef and veal returns and volumes have been higher than lamb and mutton, according to levy board Beef and Lamb New Zealand....
09 July 2015
View news from New Zealand Grass Breeding Strategy Gets Global Interest
NEW ZEALAND – A grass breeding research project combining the efforts of US and Kiwi experts has garnered interest in New Zealand and the States....
23 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Industry Looking to Feed 5000 Flood Ravaged Cows
NEW ZEALAND – Farming groups and councils have joined forces to ensure 5000 North Island cows have sufficient winter forage following the worst flooding in memory....
12 June 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Government Offers Funding to Struggling Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The NZ government is to make NZ$500,000 available as a one-off funding boost to support farmers dealing with extreme weather and volatile pricing....
View news from New Zealand GM Not to Blame for Cow Sickness
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers’ President and science spokesperson William Rolleston has commented that recent stock sickness or deaths are likely to have been caused by a high sugar content in the fodder beet they have been eating....
11 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Nepal Provides Kiwi Vets With Valuable Foot and Mouth Lessons
NEPAL - A visit to Nepal last year to learn about foot and mouth disease provided valuable lessons 'in the field' for a group of New Zealand veterinarians and industry representatives from Beef + Lamb and Dairy NZ....
10 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown (3-5 June)....
08 June 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Keen to Boost Lamb, Beef Exports Overseas
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand meat export industry needs to make up lost ground with a boost to marketing New Zealand beef and sheepmeat overseas, said Federated Farmers....
29 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Indirect Costs Take Toll on New Zealand Farm Spend
NEW ZEALAND – Farm input prices have seen a rise for beef and sheep farmers in New Zealand despite lower direct input costs....
View news from New Zealand Beads Used in “Encouraging” New TB Test
GLOBAL - US and UK animal health departments have been supplied with a new bovine tuberculosis test from New Zealand using bead technology, offering a cheaper, “more reliable” diagnosis for the costly disease....
08 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
07 May 2015
View news from New Zealand New Tools in Methane Battle
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have a safe and effective way of reducing methane emissions from ruminants by up to 90 per cent by 2020....
27 April 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Production Expected to Rise
NEW ZEALAND - Beef production in New Zealand is predicted to increase in the 2014-2015 season, due to impacts of higher worldwide demand and lower dairy returns....
16 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
07 April 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
02 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
30 March 2015
View news from New Zealand Bacteria Can Fight Forage-Destroying Plantain Moth
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists at AgResearch have found that naturally-occurring bacteria can be used to fight the emerging insect pest known as the plantain moth....
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