Affco, Meat Workers Union in Supreme Court over bargaining

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) Affco and the Meat Workers Union took their battle over unlawful lockouts during negotiations to the Supreme Court today, the latest stage in the long-running dispute. Read more »

Myrtle Rust: Plant Movement Must Stop

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council is calling for the Ministry for Primary Industries to use its powers under the Biosecurity Act and implement a temporary ban on all plant movement across New Zealand to prevent the spread of Myrtle Rust. Read more »

New Stamps Guarantee Free Range Origin

Press Release – Zeagold Foods

This month, Woodland will launch New Zealands first free range eggs that bear individual stamps of origin, so that the provenance of each egg can be traced all the way back to the free range farm where the hen laid it. Read more »

Big sky thinking needed on meat and wool

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Its time for “big sky forward thinking” on the cost, marketing and competition challenges facing the New Zealand meat and wool sectors, Rick Powdrell says. Read more »

Farm Sale Volumes Steady Overall, Prices Variable

Press Release – REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 25 more farm sales (+5.1%) for the three months ended May 2017 than for the three months ended May 2016. Overall, there were 514 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Call for New Zealand nominations for agribusiness awards

Press Release – Rabobank

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Rabobank Leadership Awards, recognising outstanding leadership among both accomplished and up-and-coming leaders in New Zealand and Australias food, beverage and agribusiness industries. Read more »

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin

Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin and illegal firearms combined Dunedin, Monday 19 June 2017 Reported instances of food fraud are on the increase and occur on a global scale, worth an estimated 47bn globally each year. Thats more than the … Read more »

New Zealand Waits While Dairy Avoids Emissions Costs

Press Release – Little Island Coconut Creamery

While many bemoan the USs departure from the Paris Agreement, a recent government report shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are far from meeting our own commitments. Last year, New Zealand ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change … Read more »

NZISM Announces New Advisory Board Chair Mike Cosman

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) is delighted to announce that Mike Cosman will become the new Chair of its Advisory Board with effect from 16 June 2017. Samantha Sharif, the current Advisory Board Chair, will step down as Chair, … Read more »

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fieldays reflects positive outlook for Primary Sector Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the National Fieldays Society for another successful event at Mystery Creek in Waikato. This years Fieldays was another success … Read more »

Synlait Milk lowers forecast payout for 2016-17 season

Article – BusinessDesk

Synlait Milk lowers forecast payout for 2016-17 season after fall in dairy prices Inbox Read more »

Synlait revises 2016 / 2017 forecast milk price

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait Milk (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) is forecasting a total milk price of $6.29 kgMS for the 2016 / 2017 season, consisting of a forecast base milk price of $6.15 kgMS and $0.14 of premium payments. Read more »

Fieldays showcases the tech changing farming

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Fieldays showcases the tech changing farming A technology tsunami is set to change the way New Zealand agricultural producers do business according to ANZs Rural Economist Con Williams. At Fieldays this week to talk about his latest Agri Focus … Read more »

Jersey cows attract top prices

Press Release – Jersey NZ

Jersey cows attract top prices at Jersey Pride Elite Jersey sale Top sale price of $10,000 reached at the national Jersey Pride Elite Jersey Sale in Wellington Average sale price of Jersey reaches $5,364 Value of Jersey genetics being realised despite … Read more »

Allied Farmers shares jump 23% on soaring livestock sales

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) Allied Farmers shares jumped 23 percent after the rural services firm raised annual earnings guidance on a much stronger pick-up in livestock sales than expected. Read more »

Ballance phosphate cargo detained

Press Release – Western Sahara Campaign

Western Sahara Campaign notes that the High Court of South Africa has continued the detention of a cargo of phosphate rock bound for Ballance Agri-Nutrients, in New Zealand, from occupied Western Sahara. Read more »

Saharawi on the detention of phosphate rock for NZ

Press Release – Saharawi government

Statement of the Saharawi government following the decision of the High Court of South Africa in the continuing detention of a cargo of phosphate rock for New Zealand from occupied Western Sahara Read more »

Time for national conversation about water pricing

Opinion – Water New Zealand

The overwhelming public support for royalty charges to companies bottling and selling water offshore is a signal that a national conversation over water pricing is long overdue. Read more »

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Hosts ExportNZ Event

Press Release – Export NZ

This is a great opportunity to meet and hear the market access team from MPI, NZTE and MFAT. There will be plenty of time for Q & A for you to be able to ask market access questions and fill any knowledge gaps. Read more »

Silver Fern Farms Launch $30,000 National Youth Scholarships

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Friday 16 June: Silver Fern Farms will award $5000 to six young people around New Zealand to assist with developing their careers in food and farming in the red meat sector. Read more »

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