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NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:42 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption.More >>

Alliance between universities benefits land-based industries

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:28:02 +1200 | Joint Press Release

A new agreement signed in July between Lincoln University and Open Polytechnic will give domestic and international students increased access to agriculture, horticulture and environment qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level.More >>

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:23:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third of its workers at the Canpac packing facility in Waikato, which it plans to focus on paediatric nutritional products.More >>

NZ farmers miss out on a $120 million a year windfall

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:41:32 +1200 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand farmers would be paid to pollute if they participated in the country’s emissions trading scheme under current policy settings, University of Canterbury forestry expert Professor Euan Mason says.More >>

Loss of AgResearch Scientists is Detrimental For Farmers

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:37 +1200 | GE Free NZ

The further loss of scientific expertise from AgResearch will leave New Zealand farmers worse off. The AgResearch scientific team conducting valuable ecological research into the carbon-nitrogen cycle has been closed down and scientific expertise lost.More >>

Māori agribusiness showcased to international delegation

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:07 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand’s Māori agribusiness programmes are on show this week, as delegates from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies visit New Zealand to address common barriers to rural economic development. Through case studies and on-farm visits, ...More >>

NZPork signs Government Biosecurity Partnership

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:52:01 +1200 | NZ Pork

NZPork signed the Deed for the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at the industry's 2014 Conference yesterday. More >>

Pork industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:07:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government and the commercial pork industry have committed to a partnership to strengthen biosecurity, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. The Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) on Biosecurity Readiness and ...More >>

How to take the anxiety out of farm succession planning

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:19:45 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

Many farmers put succession planning into the too hard basket because of rising capital values, but it’s a crucial process that will be a lot less fraught with danger if family members are involved in the process, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwath’s ...More >>

Loss Leading could destroy Kiwi lamb’s reputation

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:47:01 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Meat companies that supply supermarkets and sell New Zealand lamb as a loss leader in the United Kingdom should lose their access to this valuable quota market, said Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor.More >>

New season farm confidence survey report now available

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:56 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The formatted report for Federated Farmers’ 2014/15 New Season Farm Confidence survey is now available online by clicking here . More >>

Fonterra Youtube Series Highlights on-Farm Milk Safety

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:23:10 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has launched the second installment of its Farm Focus YouTube series showcasing responsible dairying initiatives taking place on New Zealand dairy farms.More >>

A2 Milk secures Chinese licence, Synlait still waiting

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 22 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, has won Chinese regulatory approval to export its a2 Platinum infant formula and says its milk processor Synlait Milk continues to wait for registration.More >>

Recall of Select Dog Bones Wholegrain 1kg

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:37:37 +1200 | Countdown

Countdown is issuing a recall of Select Dog Bones Wholegrain 1kg purchased at any Countdown, SuperValue or FreshChoice store nationally from 13 June 2014 with a best before date of 26/11/15.More >>

MP’s uninformed attack doesn’t faze Northland farmers

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:36:32 +1200 | Federated Farmers

While disappointed by the uninformed comments of Hone Harawira MP, Northland’s storm hit farmers appreciate the support of fellow farmers, industry good bodies, utility providers and the efforts of central and local government. Above all, the ...More >>

Who will win the 2014 NZ Food Awards?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:11:10 +1200 | Massey University

Will a South Island company finally take home the Supreme Award at this year’s NZ Food Awards? Or will the North Island continue it’s domination? More >>

Prices, Sales Volume Continue To Rise in June Rural Market

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:30:15 +1200 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 70 more farm sales (+14.8%) for the three months ended June 2014 than for the three months ended June 2013. Overall, there were 544 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

TPP risks a weaker global trading system, says ex-WTO head

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:59:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 21 (BusinessDesk) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a step backwards to the days before the World Trade Organisation when the the US and Europe controlled the global trading system to the detriment of developing economies, says a former director-general ...More >>

Survey points to red meat revival

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:37:07 +1200 | ANZ Bank

The red meat sector shows signs of putting decades of low profits and lack of reinvestment behind it and regaining a starring role in the New Zealand economy, according to ANZ’s Privately Owned Business Barometer Survey.More >>

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:15:39 +1200 | Federated Farmers

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications Dairy farmer confidence ebbs while meat and fibre farmers remain positive A slump in dairy farmers’ confidence has seen Federated Farmers’ new-season Farm Confidence Survey move into negative ...More >>

 

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