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Allied Farmers to raise up to $1.2M

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:40:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers, which owns a livestock business and has a holding company that is selling down loans and property assets acquired from Hanover and United Finance, plans to raise as much as $1.2 million to repay debt and provide ...More >>

George Weston investing $2 million in high protein bread

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:05:31 +1200 | George Weston Foods

George Weston Foods is investing $2 million in developing and marketing high protein breads in an effort to return value to the embattled white bread category. More >>

Dairy Awards Trainees Begin Tour

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:24:00 +1200 | New Zealand Diary Industry Awards Trust

The 11 finalists in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competition begin a three-day study tour of the Central Plateau and Waikato today, where they will visit award-winning farmers and gain a greater insight into the dairy industry.More >>

New growth opportunities for NZ Agri

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:40:17 +1200 | ANZ New Zealand

New growth opportunities for NZ Agri as ASEAN becomes Asia’s third engine of growth More >>

Follow up field day for farmers in Waipā River catchment

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:51 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Another Waikato Regional Council field day focused on farm planning and environmental sustainability is being held in the wider Waipā River catchment near Otorohanga on 12 May. It is a follow up to the highly successful field day held just recently ...More >>

Fonterra reshuffles management team

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:20:11 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has changed two senior management roles in a bid to push its value-add strategy harder in the wake of shareholder criticism over its weak half-year financial ...More >>

Fonterra Management Appointments

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:39:47 +1200 | Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. Jacqueline Chow, who is currently Managing Director Global Brands and Nutrition, is stepping into the newly created ...More >>

Fonterra Management Appointments - 24 April 2015

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:24:15 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. More >>

#SaveCampbellLive Rallies Today: Auck, Wgtn, Chch, Dunners

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:21:37 +1200 | Alastair Thompson

A letter from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson to the 8832 supporters of the "Save Campbell Live" petition to major Kiwi brands asking them to commit to directing advertising support towards securing the future of the best current affairs team in NZ broadcasting ...More >>

Approval for horticultural fungicide

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:35:15 +1200 | Environmental Protection Authority

An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) decision-making committee has approved an application by ISK New Zealand Ltd for a fungicide that controls various fungal diseases in horticultural crops.More >>

South Otago couple win ORC water quality award

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:35:38 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

South Otago farming couple Wilson (Wick) and Angela Wylie’s commitment to improving water quality won them the ORC Water Quality Management award at the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) in Wanaka on Friday night.More >>

Tūwharetoa buys 8,500ha of central North Island Crown land

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:25:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust and associated entities has paid about $20 million for 8,500 hectares of Crown-owned land in the central North Island, adding to the vast swathe of forestry land vested in the region's iwi ...More >>

OVERSEER 6.2’s new irrigation module now live

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:10:19 +1200 | Overseer Irrigation

OVERSEER 6.2 went live last night after a month-long OVERSEER road show that attracted hundreds of farmers and farm advisers willing to learn how to use the new irrigation module. More >>

Court Case for Local Choice About GMOs

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:44:43 +1200 | GE Free Northland

On Friday, 24 April, an important Environment Court hearing will take place in Whangarei about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More >>

New general manager appointed at DairyNZ

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:03:48 +1200 | DairyNZ

DairyNZ has appointed Andrew Reid as its new general manager of extension, the role that leads the industry body's regional consulting officer teams. More >>

Dairy Awards Finals Judges Clock up the KM’s

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:16:52 +1200 | New Zealand Diary Industry Awards Trust

Dairy Awards Finals Judges Clock up the Km’s Final judging in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is underway, with judges set to travel thousands of kilometres and the length and breadth of the country to select the winners. “There’s a lot ...More >>

Show Me Sustainable Dairy Farming

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:50:20 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment awards

Pakotai dairy farmers, Rachel & Greig Alexander, winners of the 2015 Northland Ballance Farm Environment Supreme Award, are hosting a field day at their Award winning property at 3305 Mangakahia Road on Thursday 7th May 2015.More >>

Humates are handy – but save your money

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:59:58 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

International research shows they can improve soil stability, help retain water and contribute to plant health. But spending money on commercial preparations of humates for agricultural soil and plant health is like investing in the latest anti-wrinkle ...More >>

Preservative Charges: No Supermarkets, Major Butchery Chains

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:43:05 +1200 | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand support the actions taken by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in the prosecution of 15 meat wholesalers/retailers and three company Directors for the non-compliant use of sulphites/sulphur dioxide in raw meat. More >>

Hauora Honey honoured by inclusion in Parliament's gift shop

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:02:55 +1200 | Hauora Honey

It takes a special honey to be featured in New Zealand's Parliament's gift shop. As an outlet for products that represent New Zealand, such recognition is highly sought after.More >>


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