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15 April 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
14 March 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Launches Biosecurity Campaign After Weed Found in Fodder Beet
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers have been urged to check their crops after the aggressive weed Velvetleaf was found among some crops of certain varieties of fodder beet....
03 March 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Cattle Revenue Expected to Rise This Year
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has released its mid-season update....
01 February 2016
View news from New Zealand Economic Cost of NZ Pasture Weeds Larger Than Thought
NEW ZEALAND - New research shows the true cost of California thistle to be close to $700 million in lost pastoral farm revenue each year and also suggests that previous estimates of the cost of other agricultural weeds has been significantly underestimated....
26 January 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef, Lamb Export Shipments Rise, but Returns Down
NEW ZEALAND - The first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season concluded on 31 December 2015 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that total red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue reached a record...
11 January 2016
View news from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the impacts of El Niño for months, as New Zealand's weather science...
07 January 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Farmers Expecting More Tough Times Ahead
NEW ZEALAND - Many farmers have weathered difficult conditions in 2015 and the majority see no relief coming in the New Year, according to a poll conducted by Federated Farmers....
10 December 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Organisations Team Up to End Calf Mistreatment
NEW ZEALAND - Seven industry associations, along with the Ministry for Primary Industries, have joined together to eradicate the mistreatment of bobby calves....
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Urged to Help Each Other in Dry El Niño Weather
NEW ZEALAND - Farming organisation Federated Farmers is encouraging drought affected farmers struggling due to the dry El Niño weather pattern to continue destocking as necessary, and to think further afield....
11 November 2015
View news from New Zealand EU, New Zealand Boost Trade with New Veterinary Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - Technical amendments to the EU-New Zealand Agreement on sanitary measures in live animals and animal products have recently been made to boost existing trade relations. ...
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)....
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