Talley’s Court ruling a victory for workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway Workplace Relations Spokesperson Meka Whaitiri MP For Ikaroa Rawhiti 12 February 2016 Talleys Court ruling a victory for workers Read more »

NZ wool prices hold firm even with China absent

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices held firm at auction even though buyers from China, the country’s largest export market, were absent due to the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday this week. Read more »

Field Days More Affordable Than Ever

Press Release – Northland Field Days

NORTHLAND Field Day organisers have made Northlands biggest outdoor event even more accessable in 2016 by dropping adult ticket prices, introducing a new family pass and increasing the number of ticket vendors. Read more »

SealesWinslow mills receive quality stamp

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

SealesWinslow mills receive quality stamp SealesWinslow has attained FeedSafeNZ accreditation across all of its mills, recognising the high quality of the animal feed products they make. FeedSafeNZ is a quality stamp from the New Zealand Feed … Read more »

GE: it’s our right to decide

Press Release – Soil and Health Association

GE: its our right to decide Communities should have the right to decide whether or not genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are released or field-trialled in their regions and, if so, whether any conditions should be placed on them, say the Soil … Read more »

Champions of the Forage Value Index

Press Release – Agriseeds

Champions of the Forage Value Index February 11: DairyNZ has recently released its latest rankings for the Forage Value Index (FVI), the independent, region specific, profit-based index for short-term and perennial ryegrass cultivars. For the first … Read more »

BNZ invests in Figured– farm accounting software

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ today announced it will make a cornerstone 17% investment in cloud-based farm accounting software provider, Figured Limited. Read more »

Submissions sought on agent to combat crop pest

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened submissions on an application to release a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid (plant louse) that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ small dairy farmers content with their lot

Press Release – Lincoln University

New Lincoln University research has found many small dairy farmers are content with the size of their operation, despite the constant calls for economic growth. Read more »

Mixed outlook for New Zealand agriculture in 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

New Zealands agricultural sector is looking at mixed prospects in 2016, with dairy facing another difficult year but most other sectors expected to perform well, according to a new industry report. Read more »

UPDATE: Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Alliance Group, New Zealand’s second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. Read more »

New Zealand’s Best Red Meat Chefs Announced

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Aucklands Botswana Butchery has taken out the title of Premier Master of Fine Cuisine at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards, held in Auckland last night. Read more »

LIC first-half profit drops 46% as farmers spend less

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Livestock Improvement Corp, the farmer-owned cooperative that focuses on herd genetics, farm software and automation, says first-half profit slumped 46 percent, due to the lower dairy payout and reduced farmer spending. Read more »

Fed Farmers Misguided in Push For GMOs

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The High Court appeal by Federated Farmers against local level oversight of GMOs is misguided and damaging to New Zealand’s future export success. Read more »

Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Alliance Group, New Zealand’s second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. Read more »

ECan are failing the farmers who have done the right thing

Press Release – Green Party

ECan has failed farmers who have securely fenced their waterways and provided water for stock on their farms by letting Lakes Station off with no fine, the Green Party said today. Lakes Station cows were photographed wading in Lake Taylor last month, … Read more »

Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returns By Tina Morrison Read more »

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to record

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to a record, propelling it to 3rd largest market Read more »

Cow pat presented to border staff

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A dried cow pat presented by an arriving air passenger rates as one of the most unusual biosecurity interceptions of the summer so far, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more »

New PGP programme sets sights on strong wool

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand’s strong wool sectora partnership that could see an additional $335 million contribution … Read more »

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