Follow up field day for farmers in Waipā River catchment

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Another Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is being held in the wider Waip River catchment near Otorohanga on 12 May. It is a follow up to the highly successful field day held just recently … Read more »

Fonterra reshuffles management team

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds largest dairy exporter, has changed two senior management roles in a bid to push its value-add strategy harder in the wake of shareholder criticism over its weak half-year financial … Read more »

Fonterra Management Appointments

Press Release – Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. Jacqueline Chow, who is currently Managing Director Global Brands and Nutrition, is stepping into the newly created … Read more »

Fonterra Management Appointments – 24 April 2015

Press Release – Alastair Thompson

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. Read more »

Approval for horticultural fungicide

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision-making committee has approved an application by ISK New Zealand Ltd for a fungicide that controls various fungal diseases in horticultural crops. Read more »

South Otago couple win ORC water quality award

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

South Otago farming couple Wilson (Wick) and Angela Wylies commitment to improving water quality won them the ORC Water Quality Management award at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Wanaka on Friday night. Read more »

Tūwharetoa buys 8,500ha of central North Island Crown land

Article – BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) – The Twharetoa Settlement Trust and associated entities has paid about $20 million for 8,500 hectares of Crown-owned land in the central North Island, adding to the vast swathe of forestry land vested in the region’s iwi … Read more »

OVERSEER 6.2’s new irrigation module now live

Press Release – Overseer Irrigation

OVERSEER 6.2 went live last night after a month-long OVERSEER road show that attracted hundreds of farmers and farm advisers willing to learn how to use the new irrigation module. Read more »

Court Case for Local Choice About GMOs

Press Release – GE Free Northland

On Friday, 24 April, an important Environment Court hearing will take place in Whangarei about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Read more »

New general manager appointed at DairyNZ

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ has appointed Andrew Reid as its new general manager of extension, the role that leads the industry body’s regional consulting officer teams. Read more »

Dairy Awards Finals Judges Clock up the KM’s

Press Release – New Zealand Diary Industry Awards Trust

Dairy Awards Finals Judges Clock up the Kms Final judging in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is underway, with judges set to travel thousands of kilometres and the length and breadth of the country to select the winners. Theres a lot … Read more »

Show Me Sustainable Dairy Farming

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Pakotai dairy farmers, Rachel & Greig Alexander, winners of the 2015 Northland Ballance Farm Environment Supreme Award, are hosting a field day at their Award winning property at 3305 Mangakahia Road on Thursday 7th May 2015. Read more »

Humates are handy – but save your money

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

International research shows they can improve soil stability, help retain water and contribute to plant health. But spending money on commercial preparations of humates for agricultural soil and plant health is like investing in the latest anti-wrinkle … Read more »

Preservative Charges: No Supermarkets, Major Butchery Chains

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand support the actions taken by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in the prosecution of 15 meat wholesalers/retailers and three company Directors for the non-compliant use of sulphites/sulphur dioxide in raw meat. Read more »

Hauora Honey honoured by inclusion in Parliament’s gift shop

Press Release – Hauora Honey

It takes a special honey to be featured in New Zealand’s Parliament’s gift shop. As an outlet for products that represent New Zealand, such recognition is highly sought after. Read more »

NZMEA appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – NZMEA

Dieter Adam, a senior executive with experience in a broad range of international and national commercial and scientific organisations, has been appointed Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Read more »

Unique Farm-Scale Dairy Trial Confirms Live Yeast Benefits

Press Release – AB Vista

Improving rumen function in grazing cows through addition of the active live yeast Vistacell can improve dry matter digestibility by 30%, lift average daily milk yields by 2.1 litres/cow and increase cow liveweight (LW) by up to 20kg in just five weeks. Read more »

Farm Prices Steady but Volumes Falling in March Quarter

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 47 fewer farm sales (-10%) for the three months ended March 2015 than for the three months ended March 2014. Overall, there were 425 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks … Read more »

Last Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Press Release – Young Farmer Contest

Douglas McGregor is the seventh Grand Finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. Read more »

Next Page »