Society Applauds Proposed NZ-Wide Risk Assessment

Press Release – The Wise Response Society

The Wise Response Society is heartened to see that Labour’ just released Climate Change policy includes formal support for the Society’s call for a New Zealand-wide Risk Assessment. The Green Party has also formally acknowledged support for the Wise … Read more »

Iwi Leaders welcome Labour policy on climate change

Press Release – Climate change Iwi Leaders Group

Labours policy to stamp out price gouging by big polluters that has cost New Zealand tax-payers $1.4 billion over the last 3 years and especially impacted low income Maori households has been welcomed by Dr. Apirana Mahuika, Chairman of … Read more »

Landcorp posts 133% gain in full-year operating profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp posted a 133 percent increase in full-year operating profit as New Zealand’s biggest corporate farmer benefited from a surge in dairy prices that won’t be sustained in the current year, allowing it to lift its dividend … Read more »

Fertiliser technical manual a first for OVERSEER®

Press Release – Network Communication

Fertiliser technical manual a first for OVERSEER The latest version of OVERSEER Nutrients Budgets (6.1.3) has been released this week, accompanied by the first-time release of technical material covering fertiliser, as well as updated advice for … Read more »

Rabobank Recognises the Challenge of Farm Succession

Press Release – Rabobank

As part of Rabobanks focus on assisting New Zealand farmers with the challenges of succession planning, the agricultural specialist bank has announced it has strengthened its succession team with the appointment of succession planning manager Chris Haworth. Read more »

Land sale highlights need for clean water rules

Press Release – Green Party

Concerns raised about the possible impact of the sale of Lochinver Station, and resulting increased dairy intensification on the property, highlight the need for stronger clean water rules, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Cavalier’s annual profit falls 13%

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp, the listed carpet maker, posted a 13 percent drop in earnings last year, as a high currency crimped export sales and margins were squeezed by rising wool prices and increased rivalry. Read more »

Solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police say solution to problem of stock on roads lies in partnership, not blame Friday, 22 August 2014 – 11:58am Read more »

Cows in class

Press Release – Oaklands Milk

Nelson dairy farmer Julian Raine is bringing the country into the city, when he teams up next week with the Fonterra Milk for Schools Programme and Victory Primary School. A cow and a calf from Oaklands, Mr Raines family farm, owned and worked by … Read more »

New Agricultural Divisional Manager Appointed

Press Release – Hill Laboratories

New Zealand’s leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Dr Bart Challis as new Agricultural Divisional Manager for the company. Read more »

NZ meat industry tie-up stumbled on differing strategies

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand meat companies abandoned efforts to consolidate and reduce surplus capacity last year because they lacked an agreed export strategy and farmers wouldnt commit stock to firms that closed plants, industry sources … Read more »

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 »

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