Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Federated Farmers Stand By Members

19 February 2000

PR11/2000

FEDERATED FARMERS STAND BY MEMBERS

South Island farmers who planted Major Plus swede seed this season have found their crops to be mixed with a fodder rape variety.

Federated Farmers are acting to assist farmers through this situation.

The President of Federated Farmers of NZ, Alistair Polson, said today that the national organisation is moving quickly to assist affected farmers.

"The federation, using its 0800 telephone system, has established a database of affected farmers. Federated Farmers officials have met the supplier to work out how to best manage the affected crops, and what assistance may be afforded those properties," said Mr Polson

The immediate priority is to ensure that farmers who have suffered a loss of planned winter feed are able to winter their livestock in the best possible environment. Any issue of compensation will be dealt with in time.

"By telephoning Federated Farmers on 0800 327 646, farmers may record the detail of their situation, enabling the federation to negotiate the best outcome on their behalf."

Swede turnip crops with more than 30% forage rape will now not be able to provide the volume or quality of mid-winter forage.

Those crops containing a high level of forage rape may have to be fed off earlier than projected. As a consequence, farmers will have to provide extra feed or obtain another source of winter feed for their livestock.

ENDS For further information: Alistair Polson 06-342-2853 or 025-370-085 Kevin Geddes 03-307-8148 or 025-203-3437


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news