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New Zealand | 29 September 2015
Tatua dairy earnings tumble 11pc

Waikato dairy co-operative Tatua said its annual earnings before tax fell by 11.1 per cent to $121.2 million, reflecting declining commodities prices. The result equated to earnings of $7.73 per kg...


New Zealand | 28 September 2015
New signs of TPP dairy movement

News media in the US and Canada are reporting signs of a deal coming together on access for dairy products into North America as trade ministers gather in Atlanta, Georgia, for the latest round of tal...


New Zealand | 28 September 2015
Farmers under pressure due to flood damage

A Ministry for Primary Industries report shows the flooding and storm damage is estimated to be $70 million, with the worst affected farms dealing with $500,000 worth of damage behind their farm gates...


New Zealand | 25 September 2015
Agriculture to widen its reach into schools

More agriculture exercises will be introduced in secondary school classrooms to encourage urban school leavers to take up careers in the primary industry. A study programme for teachers to use agri...


New Zealand | 24 September 2015
Fonterra offers cheer for New Zealand farmers

Some comforting news for New Zealand's farmers but a warning, too. Fonterra, the world's largest milk supplier, has raised its forecast for the amount it will pay the more than 10,000 farmers that ...


New Zealand | 23 September 2015
Saying goodbye to dirty dairy farming

How do you achieve the balance between keeping a farm economical, and keeping the environment healthy? Is it actually doable? Dairy has had many decades of being very good on the economics and not ...


New Zealand | 22 September 2015
NZ dairy farmers struggle to cope with changes in Chinese demand

As Chinese grew wealthier while their economy raced ahead, dairy farmers more than 9,000km away in verdant New Zealand felt like they'd won the lottery. They were getting record prices for their mi...


New Zealand | 18 September 2015
Farmers at breaking point after thefts, rustling rise

Rising rates of rustling and farm thefts are pushing farmers to breaking point but police urge farmers not to take matters into their own hands. Dead cows have been stripped and lambs left orphane...


New Zealand | 16 September 2015
Fed Farmers carefully considering Chinese bid

Silver Fern Farms' shareholders are being urged to carefully consider a Chinese bid for a 50 percent stake in the co-operative. Shanghai Maling Aquarius put in an offer on Tuesday to inject $261 mi...


New Zealand | 15 September 2015
Strong dairy price rise expected

Dairy prices are expected to rise strongly for the third consecutive auction at tonight's GlobalDairyTrade auction. Future pricing currently suggests a rise for whole milk powder of more than 10%, ...


New Zealand | 15 September 2015
Vet student comes up with dairy innovation

Corey Regnerus is excited about winning the Massey People's Choice, and the Entrepreneurs award – both new awards –in Manawatu's Innovate 2015 contest which aims to find the best idea in the region. ...


New Zealand | 14 September 2015
Farmers' dairy payout drop prompts rise in baches listed for rent

Cash strapped dairy farmers are listing their baches online to make a quick buck. Others are offering empty farm buildings for holidays through online listing services. Online bach booking servi...


New Zealand | 11 September 2015
Profit lift predicted for sheep, beef farmers

Beef and Lamb New Zealand's economic service is predicting the average sheep and beef farm will see an almost 10 percent lift in pre-tax profit this season, to about $110,000. Its new season outloo...


New Zealand | 10 September 2015
Dairy downturn leads to boost in growing crops

The dairy downturn is hurting the arable industry but growers are just turning to other crops, Federated Farmers says. AgriHQ's weekly market report shows the spot price for Canterbury wheat is now...


New Zealand | 8 September 2015
Dairy still coping with aftermath of floods

Silt and gravel covers pasture and grass is yellow. Some grass is green but it is short and stopbank repairs are not yet grassed. Dairy farmers are still feeling the impact of June's floods and the...


New Zealand | 8 September 2015
Fewer farms on the market as dairy takes a hit

Fewer dairy farms are hitting the market as the low milk payout has an impact, a rural valuer says. Rural valuer Peter Loveridge, of Palmerston North-based company Blackmore Group, said because of ...


New Zealand | 7 September 2015
Treasury warning over dairy price recovery

In papers released under the Official Information Act, Treasury told Finance Minister Bill English as early as June that falling dairy prices had started to mirror its downside scenario in May's budge...


New Zealand | 4 September 2015
Tough dairy season increases weight gain calf rearing popularity

Rearing calves on weight gain has leapt back into fashion on dairy units around the country. A beef-cross calf reared to 100kg may have netted a dairy farmer $400-$500 this season, PGG Wrightson ge...


New Zealand | 4 September 2015
Dairy global auction price rise

Dairy farmers need global auction prices to rise many more times to show a trend, Federated Farmers says. The price at GlobalDairyTrade rose for the second time on Tuesday night after 10 months of ...


New Zealand | 2 September 2015
New Zealand dairy herd to shrink for first time in a decade

Dairy farmers in New Zealand are to cut their herd for the first time in more than decade in response to low milk prices which are leading producers to "question business models", and turn some farms ...


New Zealand | 31 August 2015
China shares rout unlikely to hit dairy prices

China's sharemarket meltdown is unlikely to further weaken dairy commodity prices but focuses more attention on China's slowing economic growth and the possible effect on New Zealand's economy, say co...


New Zealand | 28 August 2015
Parents put children off going into agriculture

Chief executive of the state-owned enterprise Landcorp Steven Carden says the agriculture industry needs to have a serious look at how it can keep people safe. Government safety watchdog Worksafe h...


New Zealand | 27 August 2015
Dairy slump hits Lancorp farm plans hard

The state-run farmer Landcorp appears to be giving up on plans to create the world's biggest dairy farm, after posting a $20 million loss as the dairy slump bites. And critics are comparing it to b...


New Zealand | 24 August 2015
Drought risk a blow for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers suffering low prices could be hit twice over if drought conditions bring a cut in production this summer. The risk of drought stems from the return of El Nino to the Pacific. An El...


New Zealand | 24 August 2015
Report on cattle death linked swedes due out

Early tests showed the herbicide tolerant swedes had very high levels of glucosinolates, which can be toxic to livestock - 16 times higher than would occur in a natural swede. Herbicide tolerant sw...


New Zealand | 21 August 2015
Farmers cut super spending to save money

Farmers are buying less superphosphate this season as they look to cut costs. Ballance general manager of sales Andrew Sanders predicted less spending next year as well. "It's the one where dair...


New Zealand | 21 August 2015
Labour leader sledges farmers for not speaking up about health and safety

Labour leader Andrew Little has slammed farmers for failing to speak out about new health and safety rules that deem worm farming riskier than cattle and continue to put the lives of agriculture staff...


New Zealand | 21 August 2015
Culling of dairy cattle increases as farmers look to maximise milk profit

Cash-strapped dairy farmers are slaughtering thousands more cattle than usual in response to slumping milk prices. The national cow kill is up by more than 160,000 head on a year ago. Meat Board s...


New Zealand | 20 August 2015
Glimmer of hope for dairy farmers

Prices in the global dairy trade auction jumped 15 percent and the key commodity, whole milk powder, soared 19 percent to $US1856 a tonne. A main driver behind the lift was Fonterra reducing the am...


New Zealand | 19 August 2015
Dairy increase has farmers smiling

Dairy farmers are cautiously optimistic that increased prices overnight from the GlobalDairyAuction are the start of more good news for the industry. The overall price index rose by 14.8 percent, t...