High milk intake and increased mortality – experts respond

Press Release – Science Media Centre

High milk intake and increased mortality – experts respond A high milk intake in women and men is not accompanied by a lower risk of fracture and instead may be associated with a higher rate of death, suggests Swedish research. Read more »

Farmax and Ag Hub team up

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ag Hub has teamed up with Farmax to provide customers with access to pasture cover measurements across both programs. Pasture cover measurements recorded by the Farmax package or its standalone Feed Wedge tool can now be automatically sent to Ag Hub … Read more »

BNZ chief Healy sees growth in rural, business lending

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Bank of New Zealand chief executive Anthony Healy expects the broader rural sector to continue to grow with greater investment along the value-chain, and anticipates increased business lending after a period of low credit expansion. Read more »

Trade Deal Threatens Farmers and Food Businesses

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The secret Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are a direct threat to food businesses and farmers, and a moratorium on the release of GE crops must be enshrined in law before the TPP is signed. Read more »

Speech to Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd & Stakeholders

Speech – New Zealand Government

It was a great honour to be re-elected for a third term in Government, and to be reappointed as Primary Industries Minister. Read more »

3 Waters Report On Water Infrastructure

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has today released an issues paper Exploring the issues facing New Zealands water, wastewater and stormwater sector as part of its sector-led 3 Waters project. Read more »

Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

Opuha, Waimakariri farm environment plan template approved

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

Cloud-based farming software company Figured appoints CEO

Press Release – Figured on Farm

Figured, New Zealands innovative farm financial management software provider, has appointed Paul Reid as Chief Executive. Mr Reid brings extensive business experience having worked in key leadership roles for companies like New Zealand Post, MetService, … Read more »

TPP Too Important for Compromised Finish

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

The New Zealand dairy industry is urging Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners not to compromise on the quality of the deal to get it done quickly. Read more »

CEO of one of New Zealand’s largest exporters steps down

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers acknowledges the good work done by retiring Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive Keith Cooper. Silver Fern Farms is a big contributor to New Zealands number two merchandise export; red meat. Keith Coopers larger than life personality … Read more »

Mamaku farming company fined for effluent discharge

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A Mamaku dairy farming company has been fined a total of $49,875 in Tauranga District Court for two offences of discharging effluent to land where it could enter a watercourse, and one offence of breaching an abatement notice. Read more »

Second rate deal a no go – Goff

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labours Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says. Read more »

Maintaining profitability in a low payout year

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Dairy farmers are already feeling the pressure of a lower payout this year and are now on the hunt for strategies to cut costs. Read more »

Silver Fern Farms Confirms Positive 2014

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

October 28: Silver Fern Farms Chairman Rob Hewett says Silver Fern Farms is on track to deliver a significantly improved profit for the 2014 year following a strategic review of the business and a focus on debt reduction. Read more »

Venison: Breaking with Tradition

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Deer farmers have enjoyed better prices for their venison this October, the time of the year when chilled venison demand peaks in Europe. But the industry’s real focus is on getting chilled season prices all year-round. Read more »

On The Nation this weekend

Press Release – The Nation

This weekend on The Nation with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if weve almost … Read more »

Families who do crime together – expect to do time together

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday. Read more »

AgriBusiness farm environment plan template approved

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has announced its approval of another farm environment plan template under the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan. Read more »

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Press Release – Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. Read more »

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