Former Head of Fieldays stands for Regional Council

Press Release – Barry Quayle

Barry Quayle, General Manager of Fieldays during its significant growth period, is standing as a candidate in the Hamilton constituency for the Waikato Regional Council; and for the District Health Board. Read more »

New researchers should focus on primary industry

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers wants a plan to attract the worlds top scientists to New Zealand to concentrate on those who will work on primary sector initiatives and the environment. Read more »

Funding available for improving public access to outdoors

Press Release – Walking Access Commission

Groups undertaking projects to enhance access to the outdoors should consider applying for funding through the New Zealand Walking Access Commissions Enhanced Access Fund. Read more »

Arable Industry Graduate Programme

Press Release – Foundation for Arable Research

Calling all graduates with an interest in the arable industry. Applications for FARs 12 month graduate programme which offers a chance to gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of the arable industry while working within it, close at the end of July. … Read more »

Justice Toogood, Meat Industry Assn to grace Affco appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – Justice Kit Toogood and the Meat Industry Association survived challenges from the New Zealand Meat Workers Union to grace Affco Holdings’ Court of Appeal hearing today, where it sought to reclaim the notion that seasonal workers … Read more »

Wool Market Steady

Press Release – NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island Wool Auction received revived support this week with an improved 81 percent of the 5700 bales selling. Read more »

NZ PM Visits Fonterra’s Indonesia Manufacturing Facility

Press Release – Fonterra

Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning,Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesias Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between … Read more »

Ballance gears up to support farmers working within limits

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has formed a specialist Farm Sustainability Services team as it gears up to meet the growing need for nutrient budgeting services and farm environmental plans as farmers adjust to working within environmental limits. Read more »

Hold Tight Till ‘Perfect Storm’ Clears

Press Release – Independent wool brokers

Hold Tight Till Perfect Storm Clears Says Wool Brokers in Lead-Up To Next Wool Auction Read more »

Silver Fern Farms says profit wiped out in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Silver Fern Farms, the country’s largest meat processor, has warned farmer shareholders that it now expects to only break-even in the current financial year, down from a pre-tax profit of $27.16 million in the previous year. Read more »

Farm prices bear brunt of dairy downturn

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The slump in dairy prices that has seen farm prices drop to their lowest level since 2012 and down a third from their peak in 2014 will be of concern to farmers, banks and our overall financial stability, Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson … Read more »

Landfarming – Toxic waste disposal or recycling of rocks?

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) Chief Executive Cameron Madgwick said, landfarming is nothing more than taking the ground-up rocks, mud and minerals left over from drilling activities and recycling them by placing … Read more »

Levin woman sentenced for starving horse to death

Press Release – SPCA

A Levin woman allowed a horse in her care to slowly starve to death and is implicated in the death of another horse. Read more »

Crucial milestone for Hurunui Water Project

Press Release – Hurunui Water Project

MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2016 Crucial milestone for Hurunui Water Project The Hurunui Water Project (HWP) has reached a crucial stage in its goal of developing a sustainable irrigation scheme for the Hurunui District that will drought proof the districts … Read more »

When computers became part of NZ farming

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln Universitys role in making the computer one of the essential tools on the farm is told in a new book by Dr Peter Nuthall, an Honorary Associate Professor in Lincolns Department of Land Management and Systems. Read more »

Lifestyle Market Continues Delivering Record Prices

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 401 more lifestyle property sales (+19%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Read more »

Early Winter Sees Rural Prices Ease

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were seven fewer farm sales (-1.5%) for the three months ended June 2016 than for the three months ended June 2015. Overall, there were 472 farm sales in the three … Read more »

Quarterly tractor sales buoyant despite dairy payout

Press Release – Tractor and Machinery Association

New Zealand Tractor sales are relatively buoyant, despite the current dairy payout, says NZ Tractor and Machinery Association President, Mark Hamilton-Manns. The second quarter results of New Zealand tractor sales, compiled by the NZ Tractor and Machinery … Read more »

CropLogic Offer Closes & Corporate Advisors Appointed

Press Release – CropLogic

Christchurch based agricultural technology company, CropLogic Limited ( CropLogic ), is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed its offer on the Equitise Pty Ltd ( Equitise ) crowd funding platform and has appointed Ventnor Capital … Read more »

Feds says excessive Kiwirail charges unfair to farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed with Kiwirail in the manner in which it has set about implementing a new charging regime for stock access. Read more »

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