More ambition needed to keep Kiwis safe at work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Statistics released today [Oct 4] on workplace death and injury show that we still have a big problem in New Zealand workplaces. Read more »

Take care after big wet

Column – Waikato Regional Council

Its been a wet one all right MetService is already describing 2017 as the year it didnt stop raining with Waikato rainfall at record levels for January to September. Read more »

Polish Dairy to join Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade platform

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Polish Dairy, the fifth largest producer of milk in the European Union, will join Fonterra Cooperative Group’s Global Dairy Trade platform from Nov 21, initially offering skim milk powder, whole milk powder, butter and lactose on … Read more »

Westland Milk shareholders approve plans to shrink board

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Westland Milk Products shareholders have voted in favour of a proposal to shrink the dairy cooperative’s board and overhaul the selection process for new directors. Read more »

Dairy Sector Strong As It Gazes At Uncertain Future

Press Release – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The dairy sector may be facing a future filled with political uncertainty, but the Fonterra result shows it is working from a strong base with potential to grow further and strengthen the wider economy. Read more »

B+LNZ and MIA concerned by reports of a EU-UK WTO quota deal

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

B+LNZ and MIA concerned by UK media reports of a EU-UK deal on WTO quotas Read more »

Farm Plan focus in Central Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Councils land advisors met with 34 Farm Plan providers in Waipawa on Wednesday to tackle the challenge of delivering 1,100 Central HB farm plans by 31 May 2018. Read more »

Fonterra’s payout may be at risk after dairy auction

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra’s payout may be at risk after global dairy prices undershoot By Rebecca Howard Read more »

Fencing of waterways an effective tool to combat pollution

Press Release – AgResearch

Fencing of waterways an effective tool to combat pollution Fencing of waterways has proven very effective where it has been used to combat the risks of contamination from agriculture, AgResearch says. AgResearchs Professor Rich McDowell, the chief … Read more »

Food Regulator Ignores Health Risks of GE Potatoes

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Food regulator ignores health risks of GE potatoes 4 October 2017 – New Zealanders could soon be eating crisps and hot chips made from GE potatoes, with little idea of the added health risks from genetic engineering. Food Standards Australia New … Read more »

Lasers from above to zap weeds

Press Release – AgResearch

Drone-mounted lasers could be used to zap weeds that are posing a billion-dollar problem for New Zealand agriculture, AgResearch scientists say. Read more »

2018 Zanda McDonald Award Shortlist Announced

Press Release – Zanda McDonald Award

2018 Zanda McDonald Award Shortlist Announced A record number of applicants have been narrowed down to a shortlist of seven for the prestigious agribusiness badge of honour, the Zanda McDonald Award. Read more »

Last chance for free DDT Muster

Press Release – 3R Group

Farmers are being urged to check sheds and chemical stores for DDT or other banned pesticides as The Great DDT Muster does a final sweep of the country. Read more »

Simon Paterson Wins Ballance Farm Environment Award

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Entering the Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a positive experience from start to finish for Otago finalist Simon Paterson. Read more »

Profits to improve as industry stabilises

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

As the 2017-18 meat export season begins, Beef + Lamb New Zealands New Season Outlook 2017-18 report forecasts beef and lamb prices to remain similar to the previous season despite an expected weakening of the New Zealand Dollar. Read more »

One new property positive for Mycoplasma bovis

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ testing programme has identified one new property as positive for the bacterial cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis . Read more »

Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Food Standards Approval Ignores Possible Dangers Of GE Potatoes. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), a trans-Tasman regulatory body, has approved 6 lines of GE potatoes (A1139) carrying genes from viruses and bacteria to stop discoloration and alter … Read more »

Central Plains Water sees more years of losses

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Central Plains Water, a company set up to irrigate farmland in Canterbury, said it will continue to record losses in its annual accounts because of the steep depreciation charges during the early years of operation. Read more »

Protecting people and livestock from infectious disease

Press Release – Agcarm

Vaccination is the most effective method of protecting against life-threatening diseases such as distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis, which affect New Zealand animals. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of leptospirosis in the world, … Read more »

Council Suggests Help for Agriculture to Shift into ETS

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Some form of transitional assistance for farming could help ease the financial impact of any future inclusion of agriculture in the Governments emissions trading scheme (ETS), says Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

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