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Year-round promotions entrench NZ venison in Europe

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:12:22 +1300 | Deer Industry NZ

The northern European autumn and winter ‘game season’ remains a key market for NZ venison, even with the industry’s success in building year-round venison demand in other markets. The region is also breaking with tradition and slowly developing ...More >>

Farmers improve biosecurity practice

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:09:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Farmers are upping their on-farm biosecurity by making greater use of the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said.More >>

Tahi Ngātahi enters the workplace

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:10:50 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see a new safety initiative made accessible for the wool industry workforce. More >>

NZ agricultural sector urged to diversify export markets

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:56:52 +1300 | Rabobank

The US-China trade conflict is developing into a ‘cold’ war for global economic supremacy and could result in New Zealand being forced to pick a side between the two global superpowers, according to Rabobank’s Head of Financial Markets research ...More >>

NZ's first SenseHub Beef monitoring system installed

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:41:30 +1300 | Allflex

Gold Creek charolais stud in the Wairarapa are the first cattle in New Zealand to receive an eSense ear tag that monitors their heat, health and rumination activity at both a group and individual cow level. The ear tag connects to the SenseHub™ ...More >>

Record lamb chop prices as BBQ season nears

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:51:42 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The price of lamb chops reached a record high in October, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Three young leaders up for Australasian agri-business award

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:12:15 +1300 | PPP Group

Three young agriculturalists from Australia and New Zealand are through to the final for the prestigious 2019 Zanda McDonald Award. The award is widely recognised as a badge of honour in the agriculture industry, recognising future leaders and innovative ...More >>

NZ Young Farmers CEO wraps up North Island road trip

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:54:30 +1300 | Young Farmers

NZ Young Farmers’ new chief executive Lynda Coppersmith has wrapped up a whirlwind road trip across the North Island. More >>

Champion sharemilkers’ dairy farm placed on the market

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:20:14 +1300 | Bayley's Real Estate

A dairy farm owned by two former regional Sharemilker of the Year winners has been placed on the market for sale as part of a plan to diversify their rural business interests.More >>

World-first NZ tech changing global agriculture landscape

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:32:58 +1300 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand agritech companies are creating world-first technology to help feed the world and lead the way in their industry, AgritechNZ chief executive Peter Wren-Hilton says.More >>

From Plastic To Posts

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:02:54 +1300 | Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Anchor™ Light Proof™ milk bottles will soon be appearing on farms across New Zealand, but you won’t find them in the fridge. Fonterra has teamed up with Kiwi-owned start up, Future Post™, to turn milk bottles and other soft plastics into fence ...More >>

Fertiliser in spring

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:46:14 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Getting the best bang for buck out of fertiliser while protecting economic and environmental bottom lines is a key goal for farmers. As the soil starts warming up over the next few weeks, farmers will be preparing to fertilise their paddocks. Finding that balance ...More >>

Pioneering cattle grazing block set to become orchard

Wed, 7 Nov 2018 10:23:28 +1300 | Bayleys

A portion of a pioneering cattle grazing and fattening farm that has been owned by members of the same family for 178 years has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Feds optimistic about local government review

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 12:38:49 +1300 | Federated Farmers

The thoroughness of an issues paper released today on local government funding and financing is cause for optimism, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Greenpeace fury at Mackenzie Dairy decision

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 09:57:00 +1300 | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is furious at a council decision to let the controversial mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie turn on it’s irrigators before all the conditions of the resource consent are met.More >>

Marlborough Farmers Market joins the fete

Tue, 6 Nov 2018 09:28:49 +1300 | NZ Farmers Market

For the first time in the history of the Marlborough Farmers Market, the market will be represented at the Garden Marlborough Fête. More >>

Open Letter - Glyphosate Based Herbicides Reassessment

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 20:18:49 +1300 | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ in Food and Environment are extremely disappointed that the EPA is not considering the re assessment of the glyphosate based herbicides (GBH). More >>

NZ commodity prices continue to fall in October

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:56:34 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fifth month in October, the ANZ's monthly commodity price index shows. More >>

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:53:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increase The Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme cap will increase by 1,750 to 12,850, providing much-needed labour for the horticulture and viticulture industries in New Zealand, say Social Development Minister ...More >>

Water Tank Technology Aims to Solve Supply Problems

Mon, 5 Nov 2018 16:25:40 +1300 | Tankful

When Libby and Toby Evans moved to Mangawhai in 2016, they expected the minor inconvenience of managing their own water supply. More >>


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