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New Agricultural Divisional Manager Appointed

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:59:03 +1200 | Hill Laboratories

New Zealand's leading analytical testing laboratory, Hill Laboratories, has appointed Dr Bart Challis as new Agricultural Divisional Manager for the company. More >>

FAO Submitted Draft Plan of Action in Support of ASEAN

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:08:48 +1200 | FAO

FAO Submitted Draft Plan of Action in Support of ASEAN Vision, Objectives And Strategies for Cooperation in Food, Agriculture And Forestry towards 2025 More >>

NZ meat industry tie-up stumbled on differing strategies

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:46:41 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand meat companies abandoned efforts to consolidate and reduce surplus capacity last year because they lacked an agreed export strategy and farmers wouldn’t commit stock to firms that closed plants, industry sources ...More >>

FAO submitted draft plan of action

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:50:39 +1200 | Food and Agriculture Organisation

FAO submitted draft plan of action in support of ASEAN vision, objectives and strategies for cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry towards 2025More >>

PC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:10:15 +1200 | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.More >>

Earlybird Special for Organics and Biodynamics students

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:52:42 +1200 | Taruna Essential Education

With more people looking at alternative ways to care for the land, Taruna College’s Certificate in Applied Organics and Biodynamics offers a holistic approach to agriculture. More >>

Landcorp cuts FY15 earnings guidance on lower dairy payout

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:13:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Landcorp Farming, the state-owned commercial farmer, slashed guidance for 2015 earnings after falling global dairy prices prompted Fonterra Cooperative Group to trim its forecast payout to farmers.More >>

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:45:53 +1200 | Cooperative Business New Zealand.

At its AGM held in Auckland last Thursday (August 14), Cooperative Business New Zealand appointed its new board of directors: Jonathan Lee [Chair], David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Blue Read, Christine Burr and Russell Green.More >>

NZ dollar declined amid lower growth forecasts, dairy prices

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:34:30 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell as investors speculate that lower growth and inflation expectations and weaker dairy prices may slow the pace of interest rate increases by the Reserve Bank which has signalled it wants to move ...More >>

Farm Investment Insight: China

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:43:11 +1200 | MyFarm

In this edition, Andrew Watters examines the market for New Zealand's dairy and meat products in China and concludes that demand and opportunities will continue to grow.More >>

New distribution channels meet demand for Bolifor® Magnesium

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:03 +1200 | BEC Feed Solutions NZ

Following the phenomenal Fieldays launch of its Bolifor® Magnesium range, BEC Feed Solutions has established nationwide partnerships with feed suppliers, consultants and rural supply stores, including Farmlands. The move means dairy farmers now have ...More >>

grad selected for Imperial College London doctoral programme

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:41:01 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato chemistry graduate Sophie Sim will join 12 top young scientists from all over the world at Imperial College London next month, where she has been selected to participate in the NexGenAgriChem Innovative Doctoral Programme.More >>

Lace bug helping with woolly nightshade war

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:05:47 +1200 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has been testing out a new weapon to fight the pest plant woolly nightshade. The results are looking promising especially for forest owners.More >>

Current Market Reflects Traditional Winter Slowdown

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:58:55 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 74 more farm sales (+16.9%) for the three months ended July 2014 than for the three months ended July 2013. Overall, there were 512 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

Farmer Endorses Ballance Farm Environment Awards Experience

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:13:53 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment awards

Central Hawke’s Bay farmer Callum Gray says participating in the East Coast Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a “brilliant” experience for his family. Now he is encouraging other farmers to enter the 2015 Awards.More >>

Guy: Speech to Thoroughbred Racing Horse of the Year

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:21:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It’s fantastic to be here this evening to celebrate the best of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand. More >>

Meadow Mushrooms Opens Second Stage Of $120m Redevelopment

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:19:31 +1200 | Meadow Mushrooms

The second stage of a $120 million redevelopment and expansion project at one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural enterprises will be opened this week. The $12 million investment into the extension of Meadow Mushrooms’ Christchurch farm will ...More >>

Family/Corporate Venture Values Awards Experience

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:38:18 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Entering the 2014 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards helped Mark Chrystall and his partners benchmark the progress of their “hybrid” farming venture. More >>

Golden State Foods Acquires NZ-Based Snap Fresh Foods

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:09:58 +1200 | Golden State Foods

Irvine, Calif: Golden State Foods (GSF), one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., announced today that it has acquired ownership of Snap Fresh Foods, a New Zealand-based provider of premium salad greens, vegetable mixes, ...More >>

Migrant dairy worker survey highlights procedure hole

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:12:06 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the Federation is ...More >>


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