Chilled venison markets and season growing

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Sales of New Zealand chilled venison are growing, boosting returns to New Zealand deer farmers, even though overall venison production is down. Read more »

NZWSI Market Report: North Isalnd Wool Market Settles Back

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltds CEO Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island sale comprising 5553 bales saw a range of activity with 82 percent selling and mixed fortunes despite a more favourable currency factor. Read more »

Prominent Wanaka high country station up for sale

Press Release – Sotheby’s International Realty

One of the largest freehold high country stations in Wanaka is now for sale, with strong national and international interest expected. Read more »

Mobile app to combat noxious weed

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand farmers now have a new weapon in the fight against the noxious velvetleaf weed: the camera on their iPhone. Identifying one of the worlds worst weeds is set to become much easier with the launch of Flora Finder – Weed, a new smartphone … Read more »

Videos to be produced “by farmers for farmers”

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Farmers in the Lake Rotorua catchment will feature in videos providing advice to other farmers about good nutrient management practice. The main objective is to reduce nutrients entering Lake Rotorua although the videos may appeal to a wider audience. Read more »

NZ Team Scoops Silver at the 2016 Culinary Olympics

Press Release – Fonterra

The New Zealand Anchor Food Professionals team of chefs has taken out silver at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. Read more »

Chatham offers phosphate resource option to NZ farmers

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Scarce overseas sources of reactive rock phosphate highlights the importance of developing New Zealands own resource, Chatham Rock Phosphate managing director Chris Castle said today. The solution for New Zealand farmers is literally on … Read more »

Business leaders to seek improvements to Aus/NZ relationship

Press Release – Business NZ

More than 200 senior Australian and New Zealand business leaders and nine Government Ministers will meet in Sydney this Friday, 28 October, to identify ways to further improve the trans-Tasman relationship. Read more »

Two Bronze Medals won in Culinary Olympics in Germany

Press Release – Fonterra

NZ Anchor Food Professionals Team has scooped two bronze medals in the Culinary Arts section at the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany with the Hot Kitchen section still to be competed in. Read more »

Uncertain future for RPR

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Political, economic and social instability in South America and North Africa is making it increasingly difficult for New Zealand farmers to get their hands on in-spec reactive phosphate rock (RPR). Read more »

Introducing New Zealand’s Charming New Food Star

Press Release – New Zealand Avocado

TAURANGA, 25th October 2016: Move over M&Ms, theres a charismatic new food star in our midst and hes as home-grown and healthy as they come! Read more »

Nominations Have Closed for the 2016 Fonterra Elections

Press Release – Fonterra

Nominations for the Fonterra Board of Directors Independent Nomination Process candidates and the Shareholders Council, Directors Remuneration Committee, and Fonterra Farmer Custodian Trustee elections closed at 12 noon today. Read more »

Coastal farm, lifestyle block & horticultural crop potential

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

Caption 1: Sybton Farm boasts stunning views of the Bay of Plenty. It looks out to Whale Island and White Island. Photo / Supplied Read more »

Government Reluctant to Confront Ideological Conflict

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Proposed changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA) show the National Government is having trouble reconciling a free market with the reality of a near-monopoly co-operative being good for the dairy industry and good for New Zealand Inc. Read more »

Comvita share placement lifts Chinese investor’s stake to 9%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Manuka honey and health products company Comvita has placed some 2 million ordinary shares with China Resources Ng Fung, taking the Shenzhen-based Chinese food giant’s stake from less than 5 percent to around 9 percent. Read more »

A changing of the guard for DWN

Press Release – Dairy Womens Network

Dairy Womens Network has a new skipper at the helm after todays AGM, with incumbent chair Justine Kidd stepping down and Cathy Brown of Pahoia being warmly welcomed into the role. Read more »

Zespri’s latest forecast holds profit steady

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has reiterated its forecast profit range for the 2017 financial year of between $66 million to $71 million despite an expected decline in returns from gold varieties. Read more »

A taste of dairy farming appeals at Owl Farm open day

Press Release – DairyNZ

Owl Farm at St Peters School in Cambridge welcomed over 600 visitors for its first-ever open day, giving them insights into the sector that gives them milk, cheese and yoghurt. Read more »

Seeka predicts increased annual profit in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, the largest kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia, is forecasting up to an 86 percent lift in annual net profit in 2016, and is changing its name to just Seeka. Read more »

Burgeoning Sales of Cross-Slot Drills To Britain

Press Release – Baker No-Tillage

A visit from several English Nuffield scholars to New Zealand has seen a remarkable turnaround in export orders to Great Britain. Each scholar undertook their own world study of no-tillage and discovered the missing link in Feilding, New Zealand. … Read more »

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