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20 November 2012
View news from New Zealand New Research Claims Oral Drench is Most Effective
NEW ZEALAND - A new study by AgResearch scientists, to be published in the journal Veterinary Parasitology, shows oral cattle drenches are far more effective than the equivalent pour-on or injectable products. ...
16 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Industry Organisations Approve Final Water Report
NEW ZEALAND - The third and final report produced by the Land and Water Forum, a policy directing collective of organisations, has been welcomed by the farming community. Building on previous forum publications it intends to guide the implementation,...
15 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Silver Fern Farms Reports Loss
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef and lamb processor Silver Fern Farms has reported a net operating loss after tax for the 12 months ended 30 2012 of NZ$31.1 million (2011 profit NZ$30.8 million) from total revenue of NZ$2 billion....
09 November 2012
View news from New Zealand Leading Experts to Present Research to Farmers
NEW ZEALAND- By using leading experts in the field, two DairyNZ events are going to provide a great source of information to farmers at meetings at Darfield and Ashburton. ...
18 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Infectious Disease Research Centre to be Launched
NEW ZEALAND - Massey University is bringing together researchers from across the University to combat infectious diseases that pose a threat to health, biosecurity and trade....
11 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Another Calf Mutation Unlikely
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers has brokered what could be its last meeting before the mutant calf issue ends up before the Courts and/or the Commerce Commission....
09 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Successful Year for AgResearch NZ
NEW ZEALAND - On-farm pest control, new value-added products and improved environmental performance are three of the significant contributions made by AgResearch scientists to New Zealand's agricultural economy over the past year, according to its 2012...
05 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Managing in Times of Adversity
NEW ZEALAND - Stress can sneak up on you. Scheduling some time off farm is a good idea, says B+LNZ extension manager Erica van Reenen....
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Exports Forecast to Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand (NZ) beef exports in 2012-13 are forecast to increase 4.9 per cent year-on-year, to 360,000 tonnes swt, according to the latest New Season Outlook 2012-13 released by Beef + Lamb NZ. ...
04 October 2012
View news from New Zealand Better Seeds and Plant Species to Improve Efficiencies
NEW ZEALAND - A new research programme being co-funded by the Government aims to deliver better seeds and plant species for farmers, to help improve animal productivity and minimise environmental impacts. ...
27 September 2012
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Sends Darfield's 1st Shipment to China
NEW ZEALAND - The first 37 containers filled with 940 metric tonnes of high quality whole milk powder have left Fonterra’s new manufacturing site at Darfield, headed for a customer in China....
18 September 2012
View news from New Zealand Beef Farmers Profits to Drop from Record Levels
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand's New Season Outlook is expecting a correction that is likely to see average sheep and beef farm profit settle at around NZ$96,500 for the 2012-13 season....
17 September 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Cattle Slaughter to Remain Stable
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand cattle slaughter numbers are projected to remain relatively stable into 2013, and are forecast at 4.1 million head, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
View news from New Zealand Blue Sky Meats Faces Reorganisation
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand meat processor, Blue Sky Meats is reported to be considering a reoganisation following the announcement of a sharp drop in profits earlier this year and to cope with a changing industry. ...
05 September 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Wows Tokyo Festival-Goers
NEW ZEALAND - Grass-fed New Zealand beef struck a chord with the crowds at one of Japan's largest dance and music festivals, Super Yosakoi, held in Tokyo on the weekend of 25 and 26 August. ...
31 August 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Carbon Footprint Study Highlights Productivity Gains
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand beef industry has completed a study examining the full carbon footprint of New Zealand beef, and it highlights significant productivity gains....
30 August 2012
View news from New Zealand Progressive Global Beef Developments
NEW ZEALAND - While a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) points towards growing New Zealand agribusiness globally, Craig Hickson, of Hawke’s Bay based Progressive Meats, proves there is opportunity left in...
17 August 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Aims for World Leading Animal Welfare
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers will continue to work with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), to ensure New Zealand’s farmers have the highest levels of practicable rules around animal welfare....
10 August 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Cattle Numbers Increase
NEW ZEALAND - NZ beef cattle numbers finished the past fiscal year one per cent higher year-on-year, to an estimated 3.88 million head, with the growth underpinned by an increase in North Island cattle numbers....
08 August 2012
View news from New Zealand Efficiency with Farm Inputs - Essential for Success
NEW ZEALAND - An increasingly complex and volatile global farm input market is making it imperative for New Zealand farmers to have in place good purchasing strategies, while focusing on ways to conserve soil nutrients and input use, according to a new...
03 August 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef and Lamb Winning Fans on Facebook
NEW ZEALAND - Social media is playing an increasingly important role in Beef + Lamb New Zealand's international marketing programmes, as more and more tech-savvy shoppers turn online for the scoop on consumer products. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ Stock Numbers Holding
NEW ZEALAND - A good pastoral production year sees New Zealand sheep numbers increase 2.6 per cent and beef cattle numbers increase 1.0 per cent for the year to 30 June 2012, according to the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service. ...
30 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Invests in Premium Beef Development
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government announced last week it will be supporting a programme to produce high-quality marbled beef off grass, by combining specific high-marbling genetics with the country’s strengths in pastoral agriculture, according...
View news from New Zealand River Stone Beds an Option for Calves
NEW ZEALAND - River stones are a satisfactory option for calf bedding, according to a recent study by DairyNZ and AgResearch....
26 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Export Beef Sector Gets Funding Boost
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef and dairy farmers can now take part in a programme to produce high-value marbled beef for premium markets, both domestically and offshore....
View news from New Zealand Beef Production Increases, but Value Falls
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand beef, veal and lamb exports all increased by volume in the March 2012 quarter, but decreased by value to $1414 million....
24 July 2012
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Confidence Plummets
NEW ZEALAND - With the Official Cash Rate due out on Thursday, farmer confidence at the beginning of the 2012/13 season has plummeted in Federated Farmers latest Farm Confidence Survey....
20 July 2012
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Beef Exports Ease in 2011-12
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand (NZ) beef exports continued to decline in 2011-12, falling three per cent year-on-year, to 331,820 tonnes swt, driven largely by lower production and decreased overseas demand (Beef + Lamb NZ), writes Meat and Livestock Australia....
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