Unique Farm-Scale Dairy Trial Confirms Live Yeast Benefits

Press Release – AB Vista

Improving rumen function in grazing cows through addition of the active live yeast Vistacell can improve dry matter digestibility by 30%, lift average daily milk yields by 2.1 litres/cow and increase cow liveweight (LW) by up to 20kg in just five weeks. Read more »

Farm Prices Steady but Volumes Falling in March Quarter

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 47 fewer farm sales (-10%) for the three months ended March 2015 than for the three months ended March 2014. Overall, there were 425 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Ruapehu water restrictions end

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Following rainfall over the last week, river levels throughout the Ruapehu District are above minimum flow levels, allowing water restrictions to be lifted. The latest river flow data from the Whanganui and Makotuku Rivers show recent rain as peaks … Read more »

Last Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Press Release – Young Farmer Contest

Douglas McGregor is the seventh Grand Finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. Read more »

AsureQuality moves its IT to the cloud

Press Release – AsureQuality

Global food safety and biosecurity services company AsureQuality has completed a successful move to the TechnologyOne Cloud, reducing IT risk and positioning itself for future growth. Read more »

Last Grand Finalist Confirmed in ANZ Young Farmer Contest

Press Release – Young Farmer Contest

Douglas McGregor is the seventh Grand Finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. Read more »

NZ wool prices steady at latest auction as volumes decline

Article – BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices remained steady at the latest weekly auction as volumes decline following the end of the main shearing season. Read more »

Comvita affirms guidance for 25% gain in full-year profit

Article – BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the Te Puke-based maker of health products based on manuka honey, affirmed its guidance for a 25 percent rise in full-year earnings, saying it has sufficient supplies of honey to meet growing sales. Read more »

Country’s top bull breeders celebrated

Press Release – LIC

Countrys top bull breeders celebrated Some of the countrys top bull breeders came together last week, at a special event to celebrate their contribution to New Zealands dairy industry. Breeders from all over the country (listed below) were … Read more »

Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Table Hill farmers Dave and Janene Divers have won the Supreme title in the 2015 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). Read more »

Biosecurity rethink a long time coming

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has opened New Zealands borders to biosecurity risks and its rethinking of bag screening at airports is an admission of failure, Labours Primary Industries spokesperson Damien OConnor says. Read more »

Positives in low prices for ‘Saudi Arabia of milk’

Press Release – Lincoln University

Positives in low prices for Saudi Arabia of milk Low dairy prices will benefit the New Zealand dairy industry in the long term, Lincoln University Agribusiness and Food Marketing Programme Director Nic Lees says. The low prices are the best … Read more »

Paul Whiston appointed CEO of LIC Automation

Press Release – LIC

Paul Whiston appointed CEO of LIC Automation LIC has appointed Paul Whiston as chief executive of its new subsidiary business, LIC Automation. Paul Whiston, originally from Rotorua, was previously head of sales and marketing for Paymark Ltd, the bank-owned … Read more »

Future of the Heartland

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Address by Dr William Rolleston, President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Heartland Forum, Conway Flats, North Canterbury, 17 April 2015. Read more »

Game of two halves for 2015 Grain Harvest

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI). Read more »

LIC and Lely enter R&D partnership in farm sensor technology

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Livestock Improvement Corp, a farmer cooperative that sells bull semen and manages a dairy genetics database, has entered a research and development partnership with Dutch agricultural company Lely Group. Read more »

Community kumara harvest at Hamilton Gardens

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

New Zealands only publicly-owned traditional Maaori productive garden will hold a kumara harvest on Friday, 17 April 2015 from 8am. Read more »

Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards supreme title

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Te Anau sheep and dairy farmers Robert and Anna Kempthorne are the Supreme Winners of the 2015 Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA). Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

Droughts hit on dairy production not as bad as first feared Beef prices on the up and lamb prices may not be far behind NZD strength a headwind for farmers Read more »

Promoting Peace And Opportunities for New Zealand in Ireland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Promoting Peace And Opportunities for New Zealand in Ireland Continuing the peace and reconciliation process, opportunities in trade, agriculture, and climate change were all discussed this week when the parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, … Read more »

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