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25 October 2021
View news from New Zealand What will the UK-NZ trade deal mean for the UK beef and dairy sector?
The UK and New Zealand recently announced an "agreement in principle" for a future trade deal, but UK cattle farmers fear that they could be undercut by food imports....
05 October 2021
View news from New Zealand New immigration law opens door for 4,000 New Zealand dairy workers to become Kiwis
DairyNZ says the Government’s long-awaited decision to provide a pathway to residency is exciting news for thousands of eligible dairy farm workers....
17 September 2021
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ: winter grazing rules must be practical on-farm
Proposed changes to winter grazing regulations released by Government today appear to be a sensible step forward, but DairyNZ will review the fine print to help deliver rules that work on-farm....
09 August 2021
View news from New Zealand 2019-2020 Economic Survey: farmer resilience amid price volatility and unpredictable weather
The DairyNZ 2019-20 Economic Survey released today shows farmer resilience to the challenges of COVID-19, price volatility and unpredictable weather, with a positive year for milk production and farm businesses....
View news from New Zealand Latest M. bovis TAG report shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease....
19 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
16 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Science helps to cook the "perfect steak"; Artificial Intelligence used to create unique recipes
AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the "perfect steak"; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes....
14 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
16 February 2021
View news from New Zealand Research says New Zealand dairy is world’s most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest carbon footprint – at half the emissions of other international producers....
26 January 2021
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
28 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand M. bovis eradication on target, but still work to do
On 21 July 2017, diagnostic samples taken from a South Canterbury, New Zealand dairy herd tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis). This bacterium had never previously been found in New Zealand. Since then, significant progress has been made in...
27 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand updates TB Testing Program
Starting February 9, 2021, OSPRI is managing New Zealand's TB eradication through an updated testing programme, placing greater focus on higher risk areas while maintaining nationwide disease surveillance...
03 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s goal of a carbon-neutral government faces an uphill battle
New Zealand’s goal to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025 can only happen if it is backed by additional funding and bold policies instead of relying on carbon offset schemes....
02 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand promises a carbon neutral government by 2025, but exempts agriculture
New Zealand states that its public sector will become carbon neutral by 2025 as it declares a climate emergency....
16 November 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
26 October 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand introduces new rules for live animal exports
New Zealand announces new requirements for the safe transport of livestock after a cattle ship capsized in the East China sea this summer, killing thousands of cows and most of the ship’s crew....
10 October 2020
View news from New Zealand New research suggests that New Zealand's beef and sheep farms are approaching carbon neutrality
Independent research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral and strengthens calls for the formal recognition of on-farm sequestration....
11 September 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand mulls changes to livestock exports by sea after ship capsizes
New Zealand has launched a review of its livestock exports by sea one week after a ship carrying nearly 6,000 cows and 43 crew members capsized off Japan....
03 September 2020
View news from New Zealand Cattle ship capsizes in storm off Japan’s coast
A ship carrying 43 crew and nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to China has capsized after an engine failed in stormy weather in the East China Sea....
30 August 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
06 May 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum worries farmers
New Zealand’s new climate change curriculum advises students to eat less dairy and meat, upsetting members of its critical farming community....
30 January 2020
View news from New Zealand Records All Round for Dairy, Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - The first four months of the 2019/20 dairy export season has set records, boosted by higher prices and volumes, according to a report by Stats NZ....
16 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Bullish Growth in Beef Cattle Numbers
NEW ZEALAND - Beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2019, rising for the third year in a row, while the number of dairy cattle dipped slightly, Stats NZ reports....
02 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Export Prices Riding High on Meat, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Export lamb and beef prices reached new highs in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
27 November 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Beef & Lamb Exports Rise in October
NEW ZEALAND - Exports of dairy products, beef, and lamb, particularly to China, increased in value in October 2019, Stats NZ said today....
12 November 2019
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
10 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Momentum Building in Sustainable Beef, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Demand for sustainably produced beef is on the rise as the sector comes under increasing scrutiny over its impact on animals and the environment, according to a new report....
05 September 2019
View news from New Zealand New Animal Welfare Solution for Livestock
NEW ZEALAND - Situate Me, the emergency management crowd sourcing specialist behind compassionate Virtual Disaster Assistant Ema, has launched a new animal welfare add-on that allows farmers and lifestylers to register animals left unattended in an emergency....
 
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