Silver Fern Farms Must Not Be Allowed to Go Chinese

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is vowing to fight for the continued New Zealand ownership of New Zealands second largest meat cooperative as it faces sale to the Chinese. Read more »

Maize Performance Trials

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

New Zealands first Maize Hybrid Performance Trials (MPT) have been completed, and the analysed results for the 2014-15 pilot season are out now. Read more »

Agriculture leads business profit growth in 2014

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand businesses’ total operating profit before tax was up $4.1 billion (7 percent) in the 2014 financial year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Landcorp strategy of dairy investment at odds over dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, which is taking on debt to convert former forestry land into dairy farms, won’t pay a dividend this year, highlighting the friction between the state-owned farmer’s long-term strategy and the government’s … Read more »

UPDATE: Scales shares rise 2% as Mr Apple drives earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp shares rose 2 percent after the country’s biggest apple exporter boosted first-half profit 61 percent as its Mr Apple unit beat expectations. Read more »

Scales 1st-half profit up 61% as Mr Apple beats expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, the country’s biggest apple exporter, posted a 61 percent gain in first-half profit as its Mr Apple unit performed better than expected, and affirmed guidance for stronger annual earnings. Read more »

Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Entering the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) proved a thoroughly enjoyable experience for Northland farmers Ian and Sandy Page. Read more »

Farmers not off the hook on health and safety

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Its a complete fallacy that the farming community doesnt have to worry about health and safety as a result of proposed changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill, according to an expert in the field. Read more »

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts. Read more »

Halfway mark in 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Referendum

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

One in five registered voters have cast their vote at the halfway mark in the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum. Read more »

Guild keen to support rural communities to tackle depression

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is keen to see community pharmacy play a part in supporting rural communities to tackle depression. Read more »

Commission reconvenes conference on wool scouring

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is to reconvene its conference on Cavalier Wool Holding Limiteds application for authorisation to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International’s wool scouring business. Read more »

ViBeri announced as a top performer at NZ Food Awards

Press Release – ViBeri

ViBeri announced as a top performer at New Zealand Food Awards South Canterbury organic blackcurrant company, ViBeri, has been named a finalist in the Massey University New Zealand Food Awards. The Awards recognise the top performers in New Zealands … Read more »

Economists gloomy about how far dairy prices will recover

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The outlook for dairy prices remains dire in the near term and will force the Reserve Bank to further cut interest rates this year, said economists at an Auckland conference, who collectively had a doom and gloom outlook for the … Read more »

Affco workers vote to strike

Article – BusinessDesk

Affco workers vote to strike after meat company became first to apply under new bargaining laws Read more »

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a fourth straight month of declines to the lowest level in almost six years, led by dairy. Read more »

NZ commodity prices post biggest monthly decline on record

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell at their fastest pace on record in July, notching up a fourth straight month of declines to the lowest level in almost six years, led by dairy. Read more »

Makeover for OVERSEER®

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Makeover for OVERSEER The owners of OVERSEER are establishing a new not-for-profit company to manage, develop and license OVERSEER. OVERSEER is jointly owned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand … Read more »

Experienced Southland farmers pave the way for young talent

Press Release – Rabobank

A group of leading Southland farmers have identified the pressing need to develop young farming talent in order to secure a sustainable future for the regions agricultural industry, as well as New Zealands farming sector overall. Read more »

Paying your Children to work on the farm

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids. Read more »

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