New phase for NAIT programme

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

July is the start of the next phase for OSPRIs NAIT programme with the three-year exemption period for pre-NAIT cattle now over. This means that all cattle must be tagged and registered in the NAIT system, even if they are not leaving your property … Read more »

Fonterra Updates Progress of Its Business Review

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today provided an update on the business review it announced in March this year. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the purpose of the review is to ensure that Fonterra is best placed to respond to a rapidly … Read more »

Top Performing Sheep Farmers And Industry Leaders Celebrated

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Sheep farmers have celebrated the top performers in their industry at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill tonight. Read more »

Bad week for NZ economy gets worse

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The bad news for the New Zealand economy got worse this morning with the 8th successive drop in dairy prices at this mornings global dairy auction, again exposing the absence of any Plan B from the National Government, Labours Finance spokesperson … Read more »

Advance Parties gaining traction

Press Release – Deer Industry NZ

Deer Industry NZ is fielding an upsurge in the number of farmers wanting to join an Advance Party (AP). Read more »

Livestock Threatened, Farmers Face Unfair Competition

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand farm livestock could be under threat from contaminated grain, but the government refuses to act. Read more »

192 lives lost on export shipment

Press Release – Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is appalled that 191 sheep and one cow perished on board a controversial live export shipment to Mexico. The shipment of a reported 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle was the largest cargo of animals ever to leave New … Read more »

New faces on Federation’s dairy executive

Press Release – Federated Farmers

At the industry’s national council in Wellington there was two new delegates elected with one retiring. Read more »

Leading New Zealand Grower Rebrands

Press Release – ATTN

Leading New Zealand Grower Rebrands One of New Zealands leading growers and the largest organic apple producer, BOSTOCK NEW ZEALAND, has launched a new corporate name and brand to reflect the consolidation of the company and the positive growth. … Read more »

Northland wins $650k-plus share of hill country erosion fund

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Northland has been awarded a 15 percent share more than $650,000 of a contestable national fund for regional projects that protect erosion-prone hill country. Read more »

$8.8m in erosion grants awarded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced $8.8 million in funding grants over four years to help councils tackle hill country erosion. Read more »

“Resounding support” for new arable industry structure

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers new Arable Industry Group Chairperson Guy Wigley says some “minor changes” has the arable sector on a secure footing for the forseeable future. Read more »

SealesWinslow passes on savings

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Farm animal nutrition company SealesWinslow is passing on business efficiencies through lower feed costs, sharing gains with farmers at a time when budgets are tight. SealesWinslows chief operating officer Chris Brown said the business was reaping … Read more »

Success at Fieldays means boost for Kiwi economy

Press Release – Wright Communications

With the success of James & Wells clients at this years and previous Fieldays, theres no denying that agriculture is still a huge part of New Zealands economy. Read more »

Irrigation scheme set to boost North Canterbury economy

Press Release – Senate SHJ

An irrigation scheme, planned for the Hawarden area of North Canterbury, has the potential to boost the Canterbury regional economy by $100 million even at the initial stage of development. Read more »

NZ primary sector bosses mull growth plans at Stanford

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands largest primary sector businesses, including meat companies Silver Fern Farms and Alliance Group, seafood groups Sanford and Sealord, and milk processors Fonterra Cooperative Group and Miraka, are on a bootcamp in the … Read more »

First Australian irradiated tomatoes of the season

Press Release – Ideas Shop

First Australian irradiated tomatoes of the season on their way to New Zealand The first shipment of irradiated Australian tomatoes of 2015 is due to arrive in New Zealand this week, prompting a reminder to retailers and the hospitality sector to … Read more »

Postcode Healthcare Affecting Suicide Rates

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Postcode Healthcare Affecting Suicide Rates Regional New Zealand continues to suffer from a suicide rate comparatively higher than in cities the government must take some of the blame for cutting health services, says New Zealand First Its investment … Read more »

Super tractors hit New Zealand

Press Release – Clarke Hill Associates

Big tough Canadian-built Versatile tractors are making a powerful resurgence on the New Zealand farming scene. Read more »

Technology, more public R&D needed to lift agriculture

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to reverse a decline in public research and development spending, foster enabling policies and provide access to technology to boost productivity in the food and agribusiness sector, says a new Rabobank report. Read more »

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