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UPDATE: Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:52:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements.More >>

New Zealand's Best Red Meat Chefs Announced

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:19:01 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Auckland’s Botswana Butchery has taken out the title of Premier Master of Fine Cuisine at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards, held in Auckland last night.More >>

LIC first-half profit drops 46% as farmers spend less

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:17:54 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Livestock Improvement Corp, the farmer-owned cooperative that focuses on herd genetics, farm software and automation, says first-half profit slumped 46 percent, due to the lower dairy payout and reduced farmer spending. More >>

Fed Farmers Misguided in Push For GMOs

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:29:54 +1300 | GE Free NZ

The High Court appeal by Federated Farmers against local level oversight of GMOs is misguided and damaging to New Zealand's future export success. More >>

Alliance plans to start docking farmer payments for shares

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:41:45 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements.More >>

ECan are failing the farmers who have done the right thing

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:20:56 +1300 | Green Party

ECan has failed farmers who have securely fenced their waterways and provided water for stock on their farms by letting Lakes Station off with no fine, the Green Party said today. Lakes Station cows were photographed wading in Lake Taylor last month, ...More >>

Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returns

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:42:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Gvt inks $22.1m deal with NZ Merino to boost wool returns By Tina Morrison More >>

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to record

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:51:57 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ beef exports to Taiwan rise to a record, propelling it to 3rd largest market More >>

Cow pat presented to border staff

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:29:25 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

A dried cow pat presented by an arriving air passenger rates as one of the most unusual biosecurity interceptions of the summer so far, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

New PGP programme sets sights on strong wool

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:22:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector—a partnership that could see an additional $335 million contribution ...More >>

New PGP programme to boost wool industry

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:20:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 10 February 2016 Media Statement New PGP programme to boost wool industry Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at lifting the profitability ...More >>

OVERSEER’s significant contribution to agriculture revealed

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:25:34 +1300 | Overseer

“OVERSEER is a tool that has given a great deal to the agriculture sector and will keep giving for the foreseeable future,” says Caroline Read the General Manager of OVERSEER. “It’s a gift that keeps giving,” she says.More >>

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 16:49:59 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Great farmer turnout at effluent field day A fantastic Reporoa and Waikite dairy farmer turnout at a recent effluent management field day is a sign of the sector’s commitment to doing the right thing by the environment, says organiser Jon Palmer. ...More >>

2016 shaping up to be a tough year for farmers

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:48:40 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers’ 2015/16 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey reveals farmer confidence remains in the doldrums. More >>

Progress on Hinds Plan welcomed by Federated Farmers

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:45:24 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the progress made on the Hinds Plan Change to the Land and Water Regional Plan - with Environment Canterbury accepting the recommendations put to them by Independent Hearing Commissioners last week.More >>

Four finalists named for IrrigationNZ’s Innovation Award

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:28:55 +1300 | Irrigation NZ

For the second time – IrrigationNZ has shortlisted four finalists for its ‘Innovation in Irrigation Award’ sponsored by Aqualinc – which will be presented at the organisation’s biennial conference in early April.More >>

Dairy Awards Makes Field Days Bigger & Better

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:02:57 +1300 | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Dairy Awards Makes Field Days Bigger & Better Major changes to this year’s New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards regional competition winners’ field days aim to increase participation and exposure for all those involved. Executive Committee ...More >>

Kiwi Pair Win First Shearing Test Against Wale

Sun, 7 Feb 2016 16:04:33 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The New Zealand shearing team of Dion King and Rowland Smith has kept their country’s unbeaten record in annual home test matches against Wales intact with a win by 10pts in the opening match of a new CP Wool Series.More >>

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in WMP

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:57:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low More >>

High temperatures forecast for Guelfi record bid

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:43:55 +1300 | Shearing Sports New Zealand

New Zealand-based Australian shearer Beau Guelfi is likely to have to brave temperatures close to 40deg as he tackles a World merino shearing record in West Australiatomorrow(Saturday). More >>

 

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