Ground-breaking, Virtual Reality Pig Farm Footage Released

Press Release – SAFE For Animals

SAFE and Farmwatch have released a brand-new investigation into pig farming in New Zealand, using both hidden camera footage, and a ground-breaking, New Zealand-first, look at a pig farm with virtual reality technology. Read more »

Mycoplasma Bovis Outbreak an ‘Act of God Or Act of Guy?’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Mycoplasma Bovis Outbreak an Act of God Or Act of Guy? New Zealand First says the latest breach of biosecurity, the highly serious cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis, demands that the Minister in charge be held accountable. Will this latest biosecurity … Read more »

Investigation into cow infection on South Canterbury farm

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – The Ministry for Primary Industries says the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis has been detected in a dairy herd in South Canterbury, the first known outbreak in New Zealand. Read more »

Primary industries need young leader competitions

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

PRESS RELEASE Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust 25 July 2017 Primary industries need young leader competitions to help survive future threats Call for more companies, media and leaders to get behind competitions like Young Horticulturist … Read more »

LIC selling Deer Improvement unit to concentrate on dairy

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Livestock Improvement Corp, the farmer-owned cooperative that focuses on herd genetics, farm software and automation is selling its Deer Improvement subsidiary business in order to concentrate on its dairy business and reinvest funds … Read more »

Investigation underway into Mycoplasma bovis infection

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Investigation underway into Mycoplasma bovis infection on South Canterbury farm The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responding to the detection of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury. The disease is commonly … Read more »

LIC to sell deer subsidiary to Southland farmers

Press Release – Livestock Improvement Corporation

The going concern sale is expected to be completed on 5 October 2017, and includes the 390ha Southland farm at Balfour, artificial breeding collection and laboratory facilities and the herd of 2000+ high genetic merit animals. Read more »

EU’s Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed

Press Release – Union of Producers and Employers of Meat Industry

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed as a guarantee of safety of EU pork, beef and their products Read more »

Federated Farmers Appeal ECan Catchment Proposal

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Plan Change is ECans solution to addressing water quality issues associated with farming activities in Canterbury – but excludes catchments already addressed. Read more »

Agricultural Census a valuable resource to farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

This years Agricultural Production Census is an important survey that assists all farmers and the primary sector says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Livestock Improvement swings to a full year profit

Article – BusinessDesk

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – Livestock Improvement Corp, the dairy herd genetics cooperative, turned to an annual profit after its biological bull team was revalued sharply higher and it was upbeat about the current financial year. Read more »

NZVA thrilled with hard-fought end to tail docking

Press Release – New Zealand Veterinary Association

NZVA thrilled with hard-fought end to tail docking in New Zealand Source: NZ Veterinary Association EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:10am, Wednesday 19 July 2017 — The New Zealand Veterinarian Association (NZVA), and veterinarians across the country, are celebrating the news … Read more »

Vet Association welcomes new animal welfare regulations

Press Release – New Zealand Veterinary Association

New Zealand Veterinary Association welcomes new animal welfare regulations Source: NZ Veterinary Association EMBARGOED UNTIL 11:10am, Wednesday 19 July 2017 — Today, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, announced new animal welfare regulations … Read more »

New animal welfare regulations progressed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New animal welfare regulations progressed Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has confirmed 46 new animal welfare regulations will be developed this year. Changes we made to the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 have allowed us to create directly-enforceable … Read more »

Economic impact of weeds far greater than estimate

Press Release – AgResearch

The true cost of weeds to New Zealands agricultural economy is likely to be far higher than previous research would suggest, according to a new study funded by AgResearch. Read more »

Pressure on as Freshwater Rescue Plan gains support

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The campaign for better water quality is continuing to gather support, with organisations representing half a million members and supporters now backing the recently launched Freshwater Rescue Plan. Support has been boosted with eight new organisations giving … Read more »

SAFE Calls on WHO for Global Leadership on Factory Farming

Press Release – SAFE

New Zealand’s appetite for animal products coupled with intensive animal agriculture (or factory farming) has become a hefty burden for the country and worldwide. SAFE, New Zealands leading animal advocacy organisation, is calling for urgent … Read more »

Quad Bikes Become the Latest Academic Bogeyman

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that while theres no doubt full-sized quad bikes are dangerous in the wrong hands, or if used by the wrong age group, the latest academic call is dull-headed. Read more »

Farm sales and prices inch down in three months to June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – The number of farms sold in the three months inched down on the year as did the median price per hectare for all farms, pointing to a softening tone in the rural real estate market, the Real Estate Institute said. Read more »

CropLogic plans A$8 mln IPO in ASX listing

Article – BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) – CropLogic, the agricultural technology company, has launched its prospectus and is planning an A$8 million capital raising before listing on the ASX. Read more »

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