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New Zealand’s $6 Billion Produce Industry Aligning And Improving Its Traceability Systems

Press Release – United Fresh

A consultation document seeking the input of New Zealands fresh produce industry has been released this month as part of a significant project to assess and improve traceability within the industry. With the New Zealand produce industry worth over … Read more »

Expect Increased Rates Costs From New Government Freshwater Laws

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The governments new freshwater laws, signed off this week, have the potential to create significant unnecessary costs for ratepayers, farmers and entire communities, Federated Farmers says. “We all want good water quality, thats why farmers … Read more »

Resilient Ravensdown Responds With Strong $69m Profit – Returning $68 Million To Farming

Press Release – Ravensdown

After ensuring essential food-creating nutrients kept flowing during the pandemic, Ravensdown has recorded a profit from continuing operations and before tax, rebate and an earlier issue of bonus shares of $69 million (2019: $52m). Returning a total … Read more »

New rules in place to restore healthy rivers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor welcomed the gazetting of the new national direction on freshwater management. Read more »

Waikato Farmer Fined For Not Registering 152 Cattle

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waikato farmer has been fined $3900 for not registering 152 cattle under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme. Waitomo sheep and beef farmer Brian Anthony Murphy (67) was sentenced at the Te Kuiti District Court yesterday [August … Read more »

Applications For Prestigious Agriculture Award Open

Press Release – Zanda McDonald Award

Jack Raharuhi, 2020 Zanda McDonald Award winner Being mentored by some of the greatest leaders in the Australasian agriculture industry might sound appealing, but how about travelling by private jet as part of the experience? This very opportunity will be … Read more »

Farm Biosecurity A Good BVD Insurance.

Press Release – Zoetis

Biosecurity is high on most New Zealanders minds this year, thanks largely to Covid-19 and the need to keep it firmly on the countrys border edges to avoid it spreading throughout the community. For New Zealand farmers there is another disease … Read more »

Ballance’s Financial Results Are A Positive Sign For NZ Primary Sector

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

New Zealand is looking to, and counting on, the primary sector to underpin our economy. The sector provides opportunities for thousands of kiwis every day. Owned by 19,000 farming families, Ballance Agri-Nutrients is well positioned to support the sector … Read more »

Agrichemical Industry Will Take Responsibility For Environmental Waste

Press Release – Agcarm

Agrichemical manufacturers back the governments mandate to take environmental responsibility for their products at the end of their useful life. Agcarm members support the governments moves to place the onus on them to ensure that their products … Read more »

Condemnation Of MPI’s ‘No Worries’ Attitude To Glyphosate-contaminated Honey

Press Release – WMA PANANZ Buy Pure

The disturbing news that 20% of New Zealand’s highly valued manuka honey has been contaminated by glyphosate (aka Roundup) was revealed in an exclusive story this week by One News journalist Thomas Mead. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) … Read more »

Equity Partnership A Pathway To Land Ownership

Press Release – Bayleys

The New Zealand primary sector faces a dilemma over funding for future expansion which has prompted Bayleys rural real estate to take the initiative on helping to solve it. An upcoming seminar aims to introduce young farmers who are keen to get … Read more »

Livestock Birth-management Companies For Sale Provide Fertile Opportunities For New Owners

Press Release – Bayleys

Two livestock birth-management firms enabling New Zealand farmers to be among the most productive primary producers in the world has been placed on the market for sale. Cattle pregnancy testing company Ultra-Scan was established in 1994 to examine … Read more »

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