CRV gives farmers greater insight into their herds

Press Release – CRV Ambreed

As the number of New Zealand farmers using smartphones and tablets increases by the day, CRV Ambreed is giving farmers greater support to manage their herds anytime, anywhere through its advanced mobile application, CRV INSIGHT-Mobile. Read more »

Councillors updated on Hill and High Country Plan Change

Press Release – Environment Southland

Environment Southland councillors were today updated on the proposed hill and high country development plan change. Read more »

Dairy enters protracted bear market – Rabobank

Press Release – Rabobank

International dairy prices are now well below levels that will be sustainable in the medium term, however all signs suggest a prolonged period of low prices will be required in order to soak up the current global market surplus, according to Rabobank … Read more »

Young Auctioneers to Battle It Out at Canterbury A&P Show

Press Release – Canterbury A and P Show

Young Auctioneers are being urged to enter the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition at the Canterbury A&P Show this year, and with a trip to the Sydney Royal Easter Show up for grabs, the stakes are high. Read more »

China approval to manufacture retail-ready infant formula

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait Milk is now a registered manufacturer of retail-ready infant formula for export to China, following approval from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA). Read more »

Farmax: A Positive Outlook for Spring

Press Release – Farmax

The calendar has rolled over to October already and we are one month into spring. The daffodils have come and gone, and soil temperatures on the up, but has spring arrived? Read more »

Leadership programme developed for dairying women

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A pilot programme to develop the skills and confidence of dairy women to influence and lead positive change in their businesses and communities begins in November. Read more »

Machinery offer extended to meet demand

Press Release – Duncan Ag

A special spring finance offer from leading New Zealand drill manufacturer Duncan Ag has been so well received by farmers the company has extended the deal to cover its newly acquired AgMech range as well. Read more »

Tatua’s tremendous trifecta

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Tatua members of Federated Farmers are welcoming an all time record payout by a New Zealand milk processor at $9 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2013/14 season, with the in-season forecast for 2014/15 standing at $6.50 kg/MS. Read more »

Fed Farmers Need to Be Weaned

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on Federated Farmers to make a firm commitment to reject any future Government funding, after it was revealed that the lobby group had received over $200,000 of payments in recent years. Read more »

Fonterra, Farmers And Farm Source – Together as One

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra has signalled a significant step-up in its relationship with farmers, rolling out Farm Source which will support farmers and their farming businesses and bolster the Co-operatives connection with rural communities in New Zealand. Read more »

Fonterra considers equity fund as part of Farms Source launch

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group may establish an Equity Partners’ Fund that would source capital from investors for farmers in New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

Rural Equities sells assets to fund dairy conversion

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Rural Equities, the farming group majority-owned by the Cushing family, sold its carbon credits and halved its stake in Australian agricultural company, Tandou, to fund the dairy conversion of its Eiffelton farm and reduce debt. Read more »

Te Puni Kōkiri Hails Growing Success Of Māori Agribusiness

Press Release – Te Puni Kokiri

Speaking at the official launch of the 2015 BNZ Mori in Farming Award Sheep & Beef (Ahuwhenua Trophy) at the FoMA Conference in Whanganui this evening, Te Puni Kkiri chief executive Michelle Hippolite said: The Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition … Read more »

World Rivers Day – good reason to celebrate

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

New Zealanders have good reason to celebrate World Rivers Day on Sunday, says Taranaki Regional Council Chairman David MacLeod. Read more »

Viticulture and agriculture units go on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

Buyers have pick of the bunch as viticulture and agriculture units go on the market for sale Read more »

World’s Best Young Shepherds Flock to France

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is sending two young Kiwi shepherds to France this week to take on the world’s best in an international test of sheep farming skills. Read more »

Beet crops at risk if bolters not rogued

Press Release – NZ Grain and Seed Trade Assn – NZGSTA

Farmers need to change their summer management to keep fodder beet sustainable as an increasingly popular supplementary feed in New Zealand, the seed industry has warned. Read more »

Opportunities for Those That Apply in Dairy Awards

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The 2014 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year, Ruth Hone, says the awards provide opportunities for those that apply themselves. Read more »

New Zealand’s Best Bacon Revealed

Press Release – NZ Pork

Independent Meat Processors Manuka smoked streaky bacon has been named Bacon of Year in the 100% New Zealand Bacon & Ham Competition 2014, beating 168 other bacon entries and 60 other butcheries for the top title. Read more »

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