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21 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Strong New Zealand Dollar Causes Concern For Meat Exporters
NEW ZEALAND – Drought impacts are being exacerbated as a high NZ$ pressures exporters, say Meat and Livestock Australia analysts....
15 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Powerline Safety Warning Issued After Second Gale In Two Months
NEW ZEALAND – Cattlemen are being asked to be wary of fallen powerlines in the wake of the gale force winds that hit Canterbury over the weekend....
04 October 2013
View news from New Zealand Irrigation Keeps Dairy Economy 'Ticking'
NEW ZEALAND - Irrigation has kept the economy of New Zealand ticking through the drought, a farm spokesman has said....
View news from New Zealand US Government Shutdown Warning to NZ Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The budgetary deadlock, which has sections of the United States Government shutting down, should serve as a warning to New Zealand farmers to run conservative farm budgets....
26 September 2013
View news from New Zealand Genetics Research Initiative to Improve Genetic Understanding in Beef-sired Dairy Calves
NEW ZEALAND – Beef and Lamb New Zealand is investigating the effect of improving beef genetics in the red meat supply chain....
16 September 2013
View news from New Zealand Effluent App Captures Value
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has released a new smartphone app to help farmers apply effluent more efficiently....
06 September 2013
View news from New Zealand RMA Reform Bill Third Reading ‘A Reform Entrée’
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers has given a cautious welcome to the Resource Management Reform Bill 2012, which recently passed its third reading in the Parliament....
02 September 2013
View news from New Zealand Green Light for Red Meat
NEW ZEALAND - Many farmers are already making positive changes to protect the environment, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand Mid-Northern North Island extension manager Erica van Reenen. And, they hold real potential to trigger further environmental change. ...
28 August 2013
View news from New Zealand Red Meat Profit Partnership a Great Opportunity
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers has welcomed the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP), a growth partnership to be chaired by Malcolm Bailey, former President. ...
06 August 2013
View news from New Zealand Farmers Should Secure Feed Early
NEW ZEALAND - Market analysts have called on the cereal and livestock industries to study reports from the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI) that barley stocks are low....
25 July 2013
View news from New Zealand Survey Finds Improvement in Farmer Confidence
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers’ New-Season Farm Confidence Survey, undertaken at the start of the 2013/14 season, has shown a major turnaround in farmer confidence. ...
15 July 2013
View news from New Zealand Farmers Praised For Recycling Record
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers in the Waikato region, New Zealand’s dairying heartland, have been praised for showing great commitment to recycling after collecting a record amount of hazardous chemicals....
19 June 2013
View news from New Zealand Toolkit to Be Unveiled For Environmental Planning
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand is ramping up the capability behind its flagship environment resource – the Land and Environment Planning (LEP) Toolkit....
12 June 2013
View news from New Zealand Technology Showcase to Illustrate Importance to Exports
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers will be able to assess their grassland against a visual condition score and scrutinise different endophyte types in the company of specialist pasture scientists at this year’s National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek. ...
30 May 2013
View news from New Zealand China Approves New Zealand Meat
NEW ZEALAND - Chinese authorities have cleared certificates for New Zealand meat, causing huge relief to the industry. ...
17 May 2013
View news from New Zealand 'Steady as She Goes' Budget Gets Approval
NEW ZEALAND - The government farm financing package 'Budget 2013' has been welcomed by Federated Farmers of New Zealand who have called it a 'steady as she goes affair'....
06 May 2013
View news from New Zealand Beef and Sheep Sector Increases Eco-efficiency
NEW ZEALAND - New research shows the New Zealand sheep and beef sector has a much lighter environmental footprint than in the past. ...
19 April 2013
View news from New Zealand Westpac Slammed Over Drought Comments
NEW ZEALAND – Federated Farmers has emphasised the deleterious effects of this year’s drought following claims from finance provide Westpac that the overall economy will not be effected....
15 April 2013
View news from New Zealand Environmental Farming Through Local Engagement
NEW ZEALAND - A drive to farm sustainably and promote farmer/community interaction is to be kick-started at an Environmental Leadership Forum in Wellington held by Beef and Lamb New Zealand next week (B+LNZ)....
10 April 2013
View news from New Zealand So Far So Good With Emergency Forage Shipping
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts to supply North Island farmers with emergency feed have been hailed as a success....
09 April 2013
View news from New Zealand Tuberculosis Reported in Taranaki
NEW ZEALAND - Cattle from four North Island herds are to be slaughtered following a tuberculosis outbreak....
03 April 2013
View news from New Zealand Pressure Builds as Easter Rains Disappoint
NEW ZEALAND – Fodder shortages, low milk yields and scorched pastures are set to plague New Zealand’s livestock farmers further. ...
28 March 2013
View news from New Zealand South to North Forage Movement Encounters Difficulties
NEW ZEALAND – Hauliers are encountering logistical difficulties in delivering much needed forage to the north island, following a three month dry spell....
27 March 2013
View news from New Zealand February Exports Rise Thanks to Chinese Dairy Shipments
NEW ZEALAND - The trend for a February trade surplus has continued with dairy exports to China underpinning sales rise....
25 March 2013
View news from New Zealand Herds Dried Off as Drought Spreads to South Island
NEW ZEALAND – Two districts on the west coast of the south island were included in the drought listing on Friday as the dry weather continues to impact farming....
18 March 2013
View news from New Zealand Entire North Island of New Zealand Receives Drought Confirmation
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers welcomes confirmation that the entire North Island has been declared a medium scale adverse event due to drought....
15 March 2013
View news from New Zealand Water Reforms Arrive in Time to Distract from Drought Issues
NEW ZEALAND – Against a backdrop of the drought, the Land and Water Forum (LAWF) reforms- announced this week- could not have come at a better time as negative public opinion builds regarding the way in which farmers are adapting to difficult conditions....
View news from New Zealand Silver Fern in Blood Plasma Deal with Biotech Company
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef processor, Silver Fern Farms is moving up the value chain with the announcement of a long-term blood protein joint partnership with a world-leading biotechnology company....
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