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Job Done Wins Idea Pitch at Fonterra Activate

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:19:57 +1200 | Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Job Done Wins Idea Pitch at Fonterra Activate to Bring Tech Innovation to Dairy Farms More >>

Fresh approach to effluent education

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:28:22 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council is taking a fresh approach to helping farmers with effluent management next year, with more catchment-based field days for providing advice to smaller groups of farmers closer to home.More >>

Simcro Limited acquires ISL Animal Health & NJ Phillips PTY

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:27:32 +1200 | Simcro

Hamilton, New Zealand – Simcro Limited, a leader in the global animal pharmaceutical delivery device industry, has acquired ISL Animal Health (Hamilton, NZ) and NJ Phillips PTY (Gosford, NSW, Australia) from Forlong & Maisey and the Maisey family of ...More >>

Ballance holds pricing to help farmers through spring

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:40:07 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has today announced it is holding nitrogen prices to help shelter customers from the significant drop in the dollar and support production on farm this spring. “We know this is a crucial period for pastoral farmers, and ...More >>

Protect bees from pesticides this spring

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:44:00 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party is encouraging gardeners to use untreated seed for their spring planting to protect bees from pesticides this September, which is Bee Aware Month. More >>

Double DairyNZ election to be hotly contested

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:34:23 +1200 | Dairy NZ

Three DairyNZ director positions will be hotly contested over the next month, having drawn in 10 farmer candidates - the most received by the industry body in recent years.More >>

Rural Equities posts 27% decline in FY earnings

Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:39:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Rural Equities, the farming group majority-owned by the Cushing family, posted a 27 percent decline in annual earnings as milk prices plummeted. More >>

New Chairman leads Young Farmers into the future

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:20:17 +1200 | Young Farmers

Jason Te Brake has been elected the new Chairman for New Zealand Young Farmers. Mr Te Brake takes the helm after Cole Groves stepped down after two years in the role.More >>

Allied Farmers annual profit sinks 88%

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:02:22 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers posted an 88 percent drop in annual profit after an overhaul of the business increased the firm's tax bill, and as its profitable livestock unit was held back by the slowing dairy sector.More >>

Silver Fern Farms Must Not Be Allowed to Go Chinese

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:12:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is vowing to fight for the continued New Zealand ownership of New Zealand’s second largest meat cooperative as it faces sale to the Chinese. More >>

Maize Performance Trials

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:45:08 +1200 | Foundation for Arable Research

New Zealand’s first Maize Hybrid Performance Trials (MPT) have been completed, and the analysed results for the 2014-15 pilot season are out now. More >>

Agriculture leads business profit growth in 2014

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:52:12 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand businesses' total operating profit before tax was up $4.1 billion (7 percent) in the 2014 financial year, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

TPP Must Not Undermine North America’s Dairy Sector

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:16:17 +1200 | Citizens Trade Campaign

Washington, DC — As international trade negotiators continue attempting to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), farm, labor and consumer groups from throughout the Pacific Rim are demanding that they not interfere with nations’ sovereign right ...More >>

Landcorp strategy of dairy investment at odds over dividends

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:27:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp Farming, which is taking on debt to convert former forestry land into dairy farms, won't pay a dividend this year, highlighting the friction between the state-owned farmer's long-term strategy and the government's ...More >>

UPDATE: Scales shares rise 2% as Mr Apple drives earnings

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:03:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Scales Corp shares rose 2 percent after the country's biggest apple exporter boosted first-half profit 61 percent as its Mr Apple unit beat expectations. More >>

Scales 1st-half profit up 61% as Mr Apple beats expectations

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:11:48 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Scales Corp, the country's biggest apple exporter, posted a 61 percent gain in first-half profit as its Mr Apple unit performed better than expected, and affirmed guidance for stronger annual earnings.More >>

Northland Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:21:05 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Entering the 2015 Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) proved a thoroughly enjoyable experience for Northland farmers Ian and Sandy Page. More >>

Farmers not off the hook on health and safety

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:31:21 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

It’s a complete fallacy that the farming community doesn’t have to worry about health and safety as a result of proposed changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill, according to an expert in the field.More >>

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:19:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts.More >>

Halfway mark in 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Referendum

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:40:50 +1200 | Beef And Lamb NZ

One in five registered voters have cast their vote at the halfway mark in the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum. More >>


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