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Fonterra revision eats intro farm budgets

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:15:43 +1200 | Federated Farmers

While a downwards revision in Fonterra’s benchmark forecast for 2014/15 was widely expected, it has fallen lower than expected to be $6 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS). A dividend of 20-25 cents per share helps to soften things for a fully shared ...More >>

Fonterra Revises Forecast Farmgate Milk Price for 2014/15

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:24:20 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from $7.00 to $6.00 per kgMS and announced an estimated dividend range of 20-25 cents per share - amounting to a Forecast Cash Payout of $6.20-$6.25 ...More >>

Burma/Myanmar: Farmers face prison sentences for trespassing

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:24:51 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, announced that the government cannot give back over 30,000 acres of paddy land that the state has been using since it was confiscated by the army two decades ago. On the one hand the President ordered state and regional ...More >>

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:33:17 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water Ian Mackenzie is Federated Farmers Environment spokesperson and was on the reference group for the National Objectives Framework. An opinion is also running in the New Zealand Herald. The Green Party recently launched ...More >>

UK supermarket giant partners with NZ Ag-Tech company

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:49:25 +1200 | Techion Group

UK supermarket giant partners with New Zealand Ag-Tech company for major R&D collaboration More >>

Director election for DairyNZ

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:57:54 +1200 | DairyNZ

Nominations will open next month for a new farmer-elected director for DairyNZ’s board following the resignation of current board member Barbara Kuriger. More >>

Crew responds after farmer injured by bull

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:52:33 +1200 | Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter crew responded to a 65 year old male farmer who sustained chest injuries after being hit by a bull in a set of cattle yards at Pourerere. He was airlifted from the farm house to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital ...More >>

New model predicts pasture response to nitrogen

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:43 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

A new model that can more accurately predict pasture responses to nitrogen is now available for farmers throughout the country. More >>

Court orders halt to milking

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:48:31 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Court orders halt to milking A Thames farming company was ordered by a judge “not to commence milking” until a new dairy effluent system is in operation on its Kopu farm. The order followed conviction on four environmental offences and a fine of ...More >>

Paddock to plate, and smart roads possible

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:33:44 +1200 | New Zealand Data Futures Forum

New Zealand’s international brand and exports could grow significantly with the creation of a data sharing ‘eco-system’ according to a paper released by the NZ Data Futures Forum today.More >>

New Zealand Lifestyle Blocks: Planners Sprawl in Overdrive

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:35:44 +1200 | Hugh Pavletich

It seems there is a massive boom in ultra-low density urban development, commonly referred to as lifestyle blocks, if The New Zealand Herald article by Nikki Preston … Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions is any guide. Ms Preston reports …More >>

Scales Corporation lists on the NZX Main Board

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:56:40 +1200 | Scales Corporation Ltd

Shares in leading New Zealand agribusiness group Scales Corporation began trading on the NZX Main Board today following the successful IPO that raised $149 million through the sale of new and existing shares.More >>

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:37:31 +1200 | Village PR

Jail-time Possible if Workplace Health and Safety Ignored 25 July 2014 TAURANGA: A leading employment lawyer is warning all New Zealanders to make health and safety a top priority in their workplace to avoid being held accountable under new legislation ...More >>

Farmers call for OCR pause as exports fall in June quarter

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:43 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Following yesterday’s increase in the Official Cash Rate and export data for the June quarter, Federated Farmers is relieved the OCR will likely be on hold for the remainder of 2014.More >>

1080 has no impact on morepork

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:17:38 +1200 | TBfree New Zealand

A joint project between TBfree New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC) showed no effect on native ruru (morepork) following an aerial pest control operation in Southland this winter.More >>

Adams: Agcarm Annual Conference

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:11:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I firstly want to acknowledge the significant contribution members of Agcarm make to New Zealand. More >>

Protecting your winter grazing business

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:56 +1200 | OSPRI New Zealand

Both graziers and those sending animals for grazing have obligations under the NAIT programme to record the movements of animals from farm to farm. It is the grazier’s responsibility to record a NAIT movement from the grazing block to the home farm ...More >>

Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:40:57 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled that common sense has prevailed in the Horowhenua District Council’s unanimous decision to adopt a rates remission for farms being rezoned as urban. “Due to the urban sprawl, farmers are increasingly being rezoned as urban, ...More >>

Zespri Juicy Water Fight revitalises Shanghai summer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:40:46 +1200 | Zespri

In a marketing success for Zespri, more than 1,000 people took part in an enormous Zespri ‘Juicy Water Fight’ in Shanghai to celebrate the launch of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit in China this season.More >>

Extent of job losses at Invermay remain hidden

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:28:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Despite growing concern in the agriculture and science sectors, both AgResearch management and the Minister responsible are continuing to hide the true extent of job losses at AgResearch’s Invermay campus, Labour’s MP for Dunedin North David Clark says.More >>


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