Ahuwhenua Trophy winner congratulated

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have tonight congratulated Mangaroa Station, this years Ahuwhenua Trophy winner. Read more »

Ballance farewells Warwick de Vere after 45 years

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Fertiliser industry stalwart, Warwick de Vere will leave Ballance Agri-Nutrients Mount Maunganui site for the last time on today [29 May], closing the door on a 45-year career with the co-operative. Read more »

NZ wool prices hold at elevated levels as volumes decline

Article – BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices remained elevated at auction this week, with lamb wool touching a fresh four-year high, as less wool was offered for sale. Read more »

Scanning and tracking stock is key for Gypsy Day moves

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

The key risk for farmers during this years June 1st Gypsy Day is ensuring that stock are accurately identified and tracked, says Michael Lee, Principal with Crowe Horwath in Invercargill. Read more »

Swede survey results show multiple factors to manage

Press Release – DairyNZ

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on managing a number of factors involved in feeding swedes this season, including the proportion of swede that makes up the diet of their cows. Read more »

Support for dairy farmers ramped up

Press Release – DairyNZ

Industry body DairyNZ is ramping up its support to dairy farmers following the announcement today by Fonterra of an opening forecast Farmgate Milk Price of $5.25 per kgMS for the 2015-16 season. Read more »

Fonterra rejects criticism of milk price guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra rejects criticism of milk price guidance, while forecasting cautious $5.25/kgMS for new season Read more »

Pomahaka Project Scales Up

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

Pomahaka Project Scales Up Following the success of a one year scoping exercise NZ Landcare Trust has secured nearly $150,000 from MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund to facilitate a catchment scale project within the Pomahaka catchment. With support … Read more »

Input Prices Rise for Sheep And Beef Farmers

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Input Prices Rise for Sheep And Beef Farmers Prices for inputs used on New Zealand sheep and beef farms increased 1.1 per cent in the year to March 2015, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service sheep and beef on-farm … Read more »

Agri-event to strengthen links between research and industry

Press Release – Waikato University

On the eve of Fieldays, the University of Waikato will host agri-stakeholders at an event to showcase its latest research and strengthen links with the agricultural industry. It features a presentation on the importance of soils, a panel discussion … Read more »

Growing knowledge through collaboration

Press Release – Lincoln University

Growing knowledge through collaboration A collaborative workshop to help food producers gain specialist knowledge and skills was held at Lincoln University yesterday. Entitled Growing You, it is part of a series covering topics such as sustainable weed … Read more »

Farmers wanted to help NIWA

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA is looking for farmers to help fine tune its latest development. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has developed new tools that can help farmers decide when to irrigate or fertilise. But it needs farmers to test out the … Read more »

Play it safe with “Gypsy Day” livestock movements

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Play it safe with Gypsy Day livestock movements The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to be extra cautious, and farmers to make safety a top priority when moving livestock on the roads on Gypsy Day which falls on June 1, a period when … Read more »

Minister welcomes new venison PGP programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the formal start of a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme involving the deer industry. Read more »

Passion2Profit officially joins Primary Growth Partnership

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have announced today that a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme, Passion2Profit, will officially begin. Read more »

Cervena venison piloted in Europe

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

New Zealand venison exporters have started a trial to test the appetite of European consumers for Cervena venison in the summer grilling season. Read more »

Call for more water storage heard by Government

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Call for more water storage heard by Government more funding allocated IrrigationNZ today welcomed the budget announcement by Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, of a $25 million allocation of new funding to the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF). … Read more »

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2015: Funding boost for Irrigation Acceleration Fund Irrigation projects will receive a kick-start of $25 million in operating funding for five years from 2016/17 through the Irrigation Acceleration Fund (IAF), Primary Industries Minister … Read more »

New dairy mineral blend ticks all the boxes

Press Release – Donna Davies PR

As mineral deficiencies continue to cost dairy farmers time, money, livestock and lost production, a unique new mineral blend is offering a comprehensive, cost-effective solution. Read more »

Drop in dairy prices leads fall in exports

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Total goods exports fell $240 million (5.5 percent) to $4.2 billion in April 2015 compared with April 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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