Northland dairy farms selling en-masse to ‘out-of-towners’

Press Release – Bayleys

The dynamics of dairy farming in Northland are undergoing the biggest shake-up the sector has seen in more than 50 years with a wave of out-of-towners coming into the region to take advantage of the comparatively cheap land on offer. Read more »

Northland rural portfolio offers exciting potential

Press Release – Bayleys

One of Northlands largest farming portfolios has come to the market at a time when the region has been capitalising on a wave of out-of-towners snapping up farmland that is extremely price-competitive when placed in a national context. Read more »

Farmer interviews a key part of swedes study

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ will be starting a programme of farmer interviews in Southland next week in an effort to build a detailed picture of what has caused the issue with cows dying and becoming ill from eating swedes in the region this season. Read more »

Tasman Farms Delivers Record Performance

Press Release – New Plymouth District Council

A record dairy payout, record production and a bounce back in livestock valuations, were the main factors behind the NZ$8.1 million after tax profit from operations, posted by Tasmania-based, New Zealand-owned, Tasman Farms Ltd. Read more »

Wool Market Remains Strong

Press Release – Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that at todays South Island wool sale prices remain firm overall. The trade weighted market indicator strengthened from 0.7070 to 0.7163 but prices still … Read more »

Kenyan farmers benefit from aid programme and Kiwi know-how

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Twelve hundred smallholder avocado farmers in the central highlands of Kenya are benefiting from a five-year aid project involving Plant & Food Research and edible oils company Olivado. Read more »

Council agrees to new approach to pest management in Hunuas

Press Release – Auckland Council

At its meeting on 9 October 2014, Auckland Councils Regional Strategy and Policy Committee decided in favour of a proposal to manage pests in the Hunua Ranges using sodium fluoroacetate (1080). Read more »

Mental health pressures on rural communities intensifying

Press Release – Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

Members of the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHNZ) have identified mental health and wellbeing outcomes as one of the major disparities between people in rural and urban communities. Read more »

Rook Control Starting Later Than Usual

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Councils strategic rook control programme gets underway this month. This year the control work is starting later than usual as rooks have been nesting later this season. Rook control would normally be well underway across … Read more »

Sites Going Fast At Improved Northland Field Day Grounds

Press Release – Northland Field Days

WITH little under half a year to go before the 2015 Northland Field Days businesses will need to move quickly to book a space according to event coordinator Meagan Edmonds. Read more »

10 Gr.1 Winners in Championship Decider

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

The New Zealand Bloodstock Spring WFA Championship at Caulfield draws to a close on Saturday with 10 Group 1 winners lining up in the Group 1 A$400,000 Cathay Pacific Caulfield Stakes – the final leg of the Championship. Read more »

Tru-Test major shareholder ups stake in $10M share buyback

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Agri-tech company Tru-Test Corporation has completed a $10 million share-buyback while the stake of major shareholder KTT has been boosted from 21.7 percent to 39.6 percent. KTT is a limited partnership owned by Australian private … Read more »

Lincoln Agritech’s 50th Jubilee

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln Agritech Ltd celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday 2 October 2014. The occasion acknowledged the companys many talented staff and their substantial contribution to New Zealands primary industries over the past decades, as well … Read more »

Hokonui syndicate offers flexibility as milk prices fall

Press Release – MyFarm

MyFarms newest farming syndicate – Hokonui Pastoral Limited Partnership** – expects to remain well in the black at Fonterras forecast for a 2014/2015 farm gate milk price of $5.30/kg of milk solids. Read more »

Lake Hawea Station accident did not involve quad bikes

Press Release – Federated Farmers

While there was an accident involving motorcycles on Lake Hawea Station over the weekend, Federated Farmers confirms this did not involve quad bikes. Read more »

Last chance to vote, for NZ sheep farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Sheep farmers have only three days left to vote for the Wool Levy Referendum, closing at 2pm this Friday, 10 October. This is the final call for sheep farmers to decide the future of their wool industry on Friday, says Rick Powdrell, Federated Farmers … Read more »

MPI investigating source of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been notified by Environmental Science and Research of a cluster of human illnesses linked to the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Read more »

Health and Safety top priority for Association President

Press Release – Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association

Richard Parkes, Canterbury A&P Association President and Partner at Christchurch law firm Cavell Leitch, is urging farmers to continue to assess and improve their health and safety practices and is leading by example by implementing new initiatives … Read more »

Beef Quarterly Q3: Russian bans won’t slow runaway markets

Press Release – Rabobank

Rabobanks Beef Quarterly Q3 reports that global beef supply is in a tightening phase, with most key producing and export regions already experiencing record tight supplies. Further tightening is expected throughout the remainder of 2014 and into … Read more »

Very ‘farmy’ farm day was great fun for families

Press Release – Auckland Council

One of the farmiest ever Ambury Farm Days hosted at Ambury Regional Park entertained more than 20,000 people this year. Read more »

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