Landcorp cuts FY15 earnings guidance on lower dairy payout

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, the state-owned commercial farmer, slashed guidance for 2015 earnings after falling global dairy prices prompted Fonterra Cooperative Group to trim its forecast payout to farmers. Read more »

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

Press Release – Cooperative Business New Zealand.

At its AGM held in Auckland last Thursday (August 14), Cooperative Business New Zealand appointed its new board of directors: Jonathan Lee [Chair], David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Blue Read, Christine Burr and Russell Green. Read more »

NZ dollar declined amid lower growth forecasts, dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as investors speculate that lower growth and inflation expectations and weaker dairy prices may slow the pace of interest rate increases by the Reserve Bank which has signalled it wants to move … Read more »

Farm Investment Insight: China

Press Release – MyFarm

In this edition, Andrew Watters examines the market for New Zealand’s dairy and meat products in China and concludes that demand and opportunities will continue to grow. Read more »

New distribution channels meet demand for Bolifor® Magnesium

Press Release – BEC Feed Solutions NZ

Following the phenomenal Fieldays launch of its Bolifor Magnesium range, BEC Feed Solutions has established nationwide partnerships with feed suppliers, consultants and rural supply stores, including Farmlands. The move means dairy farmers now have … Read more »

Lace bug helping with woolly nightshade war

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has been testing out a new weapon to fight the pest plant woolly nightshade. The results are looking promising especially for forest owners. Read more »

Current Market Reflects Traditional Winter Slowdown

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 74 more farm sales (+16.9%) for the three months ended July 2014 than for the three months ended July 2013. Overall, there were 512 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Farmer Endorses Ballance Farm Environment Awards Experience

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Central Hawkes Bay farmer Callum Gray says participating in the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a brilliant experience for his family. Now he is encouraging other farmers to enter the 2015 Awards. Read more »

Guy: Speech to Thoroughbred Racing Horse of the Year

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its fantastic to be here this evening to celebrate the best of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand. Read more »

Meadow Mushrooms Opens Second Stage Of $120m Redevelopment

Press Release – Meadow Mushrooms

The second stage of a $120 million redevelopment and expansion project at one of New Zealands largest agricultural enterprises will be opened this week. The $12 million investment into the extension of Meadow Mushrooms Christchurch farm will … Read more »

Family/Corporate Venture Values Awards Experience

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Entering the 2014 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards helped Mark Chrystall and his partners benchmark the progress of their hybrid farming venture. Read more »

Golden State Foods Acquires NZ-Based Snap Fresh Foods

Press Release – Golden State Foods

Irvine, Calif: Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., announced today that it has acquired ownership of Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand-based provider of premium salad greens, vegetable mixes, … Read more »

Migrant dairy worker survey highlights procedure hole

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employments (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the Federation is … Read more »

Feed Partnership Set to Shake Up South Island Mag Regime

Press Release – Donna Davies PR

South Island dairy farmers can now reap the rewards of a revolutionary new Magnesium product, which is transforming Magnesium use in dairying. Animal feed ingredient supplier, BEC Feed Solutions, is partnering with South Island animal feed manufacturer … Read more »

Weeds Cost the NZ Economy Millions

Press Release – Cross Slot

WEEDS COST THE NZ ECONOMY MILLIONS August 14, 2014 Theres something worse than vampires rising up from the ground. Theyre weeds and an international soil scientist says theyre sometimes regarded as a benign problem because they can be dealt with. … Read more »

Landcare Research reports SLUI on right track

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Promising findings of a Landcare Research sediment report where delivered to Horizons Regional councillors yesterday. The report, which aimed to assess the impact of the Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) on sediment levels in the Regions rivers, … Read more »

Last Chance to Enter NZB’s Proven 2YO Sale

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

Entries are closing soon for the New Zealand Bloodstocks Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs the most successful sale of its kind in Australasia with a deadline of Friday 15 August . Read more »

Tongues And Cheeks Among the Best

Press Release – Wild Food Challenge

What do water buffalo, pigs cheeks and hares legs have in common? Theyre all key ingredients in the dishes that have made the cut in the Monteiths Wild Food Challenge. Read more »

Rustlers hit Auckland’s Cornwall Park

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is shocked, but unsurprised, rustlers have targeted sheep on Aucklands Cornwall Park. The Federation is hopeful legislation tightening penalties around the crime will be introduced in the new Parliament. Read more »

Wrightson shares rally as rural, seed & grain drive profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) Shares of PGG Wrightson rose to their highs of the past five months after the rural services firm controlled by Chinas Agria Corp posted full-year earnings that beat estimates, driven by its Rural Services and Seed & … Read more »

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