Guy: Speech to GIA signing with NZ Pork

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to be here today to witness the signing of the Government Industry Agreement Deed by the New Zealand Pork Industry. This is a historic day. Its the result of the hard work over several years of both industry and government to realise the … Read more »

Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Press Release – Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. Read more »

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britains National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption. Read more »

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third of its workers at the Canpac packing facility in Waikato, which it plans to focus on paediatric nutritional products. Read more »

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost. Read more »

Māori agribusiness showcased to international delegation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealands Mori agribusiness programmes are on show this week, as delegates from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies visit New Zealand to address common barriers to rural economic development. Through case studies and on-farm visits, … Read more »

NZPork signs Government Biosecurity Partnership

Press Release – NZ Pork

NZPork signed the Deed for the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at the industry’s 2014 Conference yesterday. Read more »

Pork industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government and the commercial pork industry have committed to a partnership to strengthen biosecurity, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. The Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) on Biosecurity Readiness and … Read more »

How to take the anxiety out of farm succession planning

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Many farmers put succession planning into the too hard basket because of rising capital values, but its a crucial process that will be a lot less fraught with danger if family members are involved in the process, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwaths … Read more »

Loss Leading could destroy Kiwi lamb’s reputation

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Meat companies that supply supermarkets and sell New Zealand lamb as a loss leader in the United Kingdom should lose their access to this valuable quota market, said Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor. Read more »

New season farm confidence survey report now available

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The formatted report for Federated Farmers 2014/15 New Season Farm Confidence survey is now available online by clicking here . Read more »

Fonterra Youtube Series Highlights on-Farm Milk Safety

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has launched the second installment of its Farm Focus YouTube series showcasing responsible dairying initiatives taking place on New Zealand dairy farms. Read more »

A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waiting

Article – BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, has won Chinese regulatory approval to export its a2 Platinum infant formula and says its milk processor Synlait Milk continues to wait for registration. Read more »

Recall of Select Dog Bones Wholegrain 1kg

Press Release – Countdown

Countdown is issuing a recall of Select Dog Bones Wholegrain 1kg purchased at any Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store nationally from 13 June 2014 with a best before date of 26/11/15. Read more »

MP’s uninformed attack doesn’t faze Northland farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

While disappointed by the uninformed comments of Hone Harawira MP, Northlands storm hit farmers appreciate the support of fellow farmers, industry good bodies, utility providers and the efforts of central and local government. Above all, the … Read more »

Who will win the 2014 NZ Food Awards?

Press Release – Massey University

Will a South Island company finally take home the Supreme Award at this years NZ Food Awards? Or will the North Island continue its domination? Read more »

Prices, Sales Volume Continue To Rise in June Rural Market

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 70 more farm sales (+14.8%) for the three months ended June 2014 than for the three months ended June 2013. Overall, there were 544 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

Article – BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general … Read more »

Survey points to red meat revival

Press Release – ANZ Bank

The red meat sector shows signs of putting decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind it and regaining a starring role in the New Zealand economy, according to ANZs Privately Owned Business Barometer Survey. Read more »

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications Dairy farmer confidence ebbs while meat and fibre farmers remain positive A slump in dairy farmers confidence has seen Federated Farmers new-season Farm Confidence Survey move into negative … Read more »

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