Elders Primary Wool, Primary Wool buy Christchurch Yarns NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – NZ Yarn, a joint venture between Elders Primary Wool and Primary Wool Cooperative, have bought Christchurch Yarns NZ out of receivership for an undisclosed amount. Read more »

Focus on Water Quality at Te Waihora Living Water Open Day

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) held an open day to update the local community on their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality in the Te Waihora catchment in Canterbury. Read more »

BioGro Assists New Zealand Organic Exporters

Press Release – BioGro

BioGro is New Zealands leading organic certification agency holding eight internationally recognised accreditations supporting New Zealands export growth. BioGro is the leading certifier for a number of organic industries including kiwifruit and viticulture … Read more »

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Ballance moves to science specialisation

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

With New Zealand farming systems as diverse as farmers themselves, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Science Extension team is making the shift to specialist roles to better support the changing requirements of farmers working with different climates, topography, … Read more »

Farmers to get the full Ruataniwha facts on 4 November

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Irrigation NZ have joined forces to give farmers the facts they need to make decisions on Ruataniwha dam water. Ruataniwha its Now or Never is free and will take place on 4 November at Waipawas Municipal Theatre … Read more »

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isnt sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products … Read more »

Seeka sees annual profit growth of up to 11%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the country’s biggest kiwifruit grower, sees annual profit growth of up to 11 percent and is planning to expand its capacity in coming years as kiwifruit crops recover from the outbreak of the Psa-V … Read more »

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Councils water quality rules (Plan Change … Read more »

Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Councils water quality rules (Plan Change … Read more »

PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China’s Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter. Read more »

Rural Health & Safety meetings – keeping our people safe

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers Waikato is holding interactive sessions on the importance of Health & Safety on-farm, in the coming weeks, following a successful session held earlier this year. These sessions are about enabling farmers with the right health and … Read more »

Federated Farmers celebrates journalism

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The best of New Zealands rural journalism was celebrated Friday evening with the Dominion Post and Radio NZ taking the two awards sponsored by Federated Farmers. Read more »

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a workers left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employees hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and … Read more »

UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV sees 6%-plus returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Germany’s Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from mainly offshore wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers behind loans from ANZ … Read more »

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Speech – Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental … Read more »

Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M to fund farmers

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Germany’s Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers. Read more »

Spotlight on health and safety in agribusiness

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Waikato farming business leaders meet in Te Awamutu next week for an interactive session on driving eective health and safety practices. Read more »

World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth. Read more »

W$3M for value-added food production

Press Release – Waikato Innovation Park

The Waikato Innovation Park has received a $3 million equity injection from Callaghan Innovation. It will use the funds to kick off a $5.0 million expansion of its FoodWaikato spray drying facility this month. Read more »

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