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Rise In Alert Levels A Reminder For Farmers To Be Prepared

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The double threat of protracted Covid-19 alert level restrictions and lack of sustained rainfall should be cause for farmers to review their level of supplies, Federated Farmers Dairy Chairperson Wayne Langford says. “There is a high chance this … Read more »

Kaipara Kai Hub Attracts Exciting Array Of Industry Leaders

Press Release – Northland Inc

Kaipara Kai Hub is to host an incredible line-up of guest speakers at their site during the Northland Field Days in Dargaville on March 4-6. The Kai Krero pop-up event will showcase a range of industry leaders, who will share their aspirations … Read more »

Securing A Future For NZ Pastures

Press Release – NZ Grassland Association

 Farmers, scientists and rural industry leaders are meeting in Waikato later this year to start mapping out a secure future for New Zealand pastures. The Resilient Pastures Symposium (RPS), organised by the NZ Grassland Association (NZGA), … Read more »

Rathkeale College Tops East Coast FMG Junior Young Farmer Of The Year

Press Release – Young Farmers

1st FMG JR YFOTY – Alex Wyeth (left) Jono Harris (right). A duo from Rathkeale College have taken out the title for 2021 East Coast FMG Junior Young Farmer of the Year 2021, after competing for four years in a row. Year 12 students Jono Harris, 16, … Read more »

Joseph Watts Crowned East Coast FMG Young Farmer Of The Year For Third Year In A Row

Press Release – NZ Young Farmers

Joseph Watts has proven hes too hard to beat, taking out East Coast FMG Young Farmer of the Year for the third year in a row. The 30-year-old has become the second person to advance through to the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final in July. … Read more »

Small Steps Boost Biodiversity Vision

Press Release – Real Communications

Farmers discovered that there are many ways to protect and enhance mahinga kai and biodiversity values while visiting Waimak Farm in Eyreton last week. The 612-hectare farm includes the largest remaining kanuka stand in North Canterbury and due to its … Read more »

Farm Environment Plans Optimised On Digital Platform

Press Release – FarmIQ

The governments fresh-water regulations are close to being fully in place, and most in the primary sector acknowledge regardless of which government is in power, the rules will by and large remain in play. Included within them is the need for … Read more »

Buoyant Year For Primary Sector Comes With Caveats.

Press Release – Bayleys

New Zealand growers and farmers have kicked off the year with plenty of upbeat news, with strong commodity prices, relatively robust supply lines and continuing strong consumer demand for quality food putting farmers in a positive frame of mind as the … Read more »

Picker Debacle Will Leave A Rotten Stench

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Governments dismal failure to be flexible and pragmatic about immigration to support the primary sector means hundreds of millions of dollars of losses for apple, wine and other growers is a near certainty, says ACT Primary Industries … Read more »

Almost Half Of Vehicle-related Deaths On Farm Could Be Avoided If Seatbelts Were Used

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is advising farmers to buckle up after an analysis of vehicle-related fatalities found that nearly half those that occur on farm could have been avoided if a seatbelt was being used. The data analysis, completed by WorkSafe, revealed … Read more »

Hopeful Veterinarian And Sustainability Supporter Awarded NZ Young Farmers Scholarship

Press Release – Young Farmers

A hopeful veterinarian and a young woman who has her heart set on supporting farmers have been named as the recipients of the 2021 New Zealand Young Farmers World Congress Charitable Trust Scholarship. Mac Williams Mac Williams, 18, from Jacksons on the … Read more »

Sustainably Produced Beef Patties Aimed To Become ‘new Normal’

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Its possible to produce a beef patty sustainably across the supply chain in New Zealand, a year-long trial has shown. Key players in the red meat industry partnered with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPIs) Sustainable Food & … Read more »

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