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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....
25 March 2015
View news from New Zealand Billions Could Be Saved in New Zealand Red Meat Sector
NEW ZEALAND - Savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made in New Zealand’s red meat sector through industry rationalisation and consolidation....
18 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders to be Evaluated on Environment Spending
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ and Federated Farmers are going out to dairy farmers to find out how much money they have invested on-farm in environmental initiatives....
10 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
03 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
View news from New Zealand Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
17 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Sustainability Help For Beef and Sheep Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Seventy sheep and beef farmers from around the country are gathering in Wellington this week to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need to negotiate sustainable land and water management regulations in their own regions....
16 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Thistle Eating Beetle Highly Rated For Control
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have an insect on their side in the battle against one of New Zealand’s “worst agricultural weeds”....
View news from New Zealand Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
23 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
21 January 2015
View news from New Zealand Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs Federated Farmers believes....
14 January 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
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