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New Zealand | 24 May 2017
Dairy farmers just got some good news for a change

The slump in global prices for dairy appears to have eased. The Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, today increased its forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 NZ cents to $...


New Zealand | 18 May 2017
Filipino dairy workers given path to residency

A visa scam in 2015 involving the dairy workers revealed a problem with some documents which exaggerated experience or qualifications. That would not be held against those workers still in New Zeal...


New Zealand | 18 May 2017
Charolais is champion but herefords take the money at 2017 Beef Expo

A charolais bull claimed the judging honours at this year's Beef Expo in Feilding but it was the hereford breeders who topped the sale. Eight breeds were represented at the event – charolais, heref...


New Zealand | 18 May 2017
1400 immigrant workers employed on NZ's Southland's 900 dairy farms

More than 1400 immigrant workers are employed on Southland's 900 dairy farms, Venture Southland says. The figure has underlined how important the immigrants are to the dairy industry in Southland, ...


New Zealand | 12 May 2017
Fonterra accused of breaching new dairy code of conduct before it begins

Dairy giant Fonterra has been accused of breaching rules of a new code of conduct just over a month before it's put in place. Fonterra told its suppliers this week that it won't follow Murray Goulb...


New Zealand | 11 May 2017
Dairy bosses in 'mourning' over water quality

You've got to feel sorry for dairy leadership. Well you do. They're in mourning. Grief is the only way to explain the strange and conflicting messages they've served up over the last six months. Th...


New Zealand | 10 May 2017
Christchurch dairy raider Edward Paul Paterson faces long jail term

A 25-year-old faces serving all of the jail term he gets for an armed dairy raid where the owners fought back. Edward Paul Paterson pleaded guilty to an armed burglary charge at the Christchurch Di...


New Zealand | 8 May 2017
NZ beef, lamb and dairy prices on 'reasonable' footing

Two separate New Zealand commodity price indexes have the country's exports in good health, but the strength of the New Zealand dollar remains a concern. ANZ agri-economist Con Williams said while ...


New Zealand | 5 May 2017
Technology revolution descends on farmers

A tidal wave of new technology is heading towards farmers. Allflex innovation and business development manager Pat Gunston​ gave tips to 300 people at Beef + Lamb New Zealand's AgInnovation confer...


New Zealand | 4 May 2017
Investors keep families in sustainable farming

Growing up on Craigmore Station in South Canterbury, which has been in the Elworthy family 150 years, Forbes Elworthy seemed destined for a career on the land. He worked as a shepherd and studied a...


New Zealand | 3 May 2017
Global dairy price recovery back on track after fourth straight rise

Global dairy prices rose on Wednesday for the fourth international auction in a row, a strong indicator that last year's recovery is back on track. The GDT Price Index climbed 3.6 percent, with an ...


New Zealand | 28 April 2017
Sheep and beef farm profits on the rise after last season's dip

Sheep and beef farmers can look forward to a boost in profits by $8000 to a total income of $75,000 this season thanks to a combination of better lamb prices and improved grass growth. The before-t...


New Zealand | 26 April 2017
New Zealand farmers say 'we're in better place after removal of subsidies'

When a prime minister turns up at a provincial farm show without fanfare or entourage and walks around assessing livestock and greeting friends, you know you’re in a country where agriculture is well-...


New Zealand | 24 April 2017
Auckland dairy owner considers bankruptcy after robbery and attack

A badly beaten Auckland dairy owner may be forced to sell his business or declare bankruptcy after receiving disconnection notices threatening to cut his store's power. Jitesh Arora suffered severe...


New Zealand | 18 April 2017
Farmer's sons scammed out of $7000

A northern Southland farmer's sons are out of pocket by $7000 after he fell victim to an online scam. The farmer received an email on his phone from Westpac, saying he had to verify his account det...


New Zealand | 13 April 2017
Farmer uses tractor to rescue two people from car trapped in floodwaters in Northland

A farmer has rescued two women from their car after it got stuck in floodwaters in Whangaruru in Northland. The car was on Russell Rd, about 2km south of Whangaruru Wharf Rd. Fire, coastguard an...


New Zealand | 12 April 2017
NZ farmer wants to breed the 'ultimate' high performance sheep

Heriot farmer Allan Richardson is using his long-term market vision to help develop a high performing, low input sheep - topped off with a short, bare tail. Inspired by the work of Dr David Scobie,...


New Zealand | 11 April 2017
Govt announces help for flood-hit farmers

The government has announced help for flood-hit Bay of Plenty farmers, but says further support for businesses is some way away. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy this morning declared the flo...


New Zealand | 10 April 2017
Farmers bashing farmers needs to stop

Farmer bashing by ignorant activists can be forgiven as many of them obviously do not know what they are talking about and where food comes from. But when I hear farmers bashing other farmers then ...


New Zealand | 7 April 2017
New Zealand dairy recovery to put brakes on milk price rally

Global dairy prices will stabilise this year, as rising New Zealand production "applies the brakes" to the recent rally, Rabobank said. But brisk demand from China will keep markets balanced, while...


New Zealand | 5 April 2017
Low payout ends farming dream

Canterbury dairy farmer and former Westland Milk co-op board member Sven Koops is selling up and leaving the industry because continued low payouts have made his business unsustainable. Growing up ...


New Zealand | 5 April 2017
Dairy prices up for second straight auction

Dairy product prices increased at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the second time in a row amid optimism about the outlook. The GDT price index advanced 1.6 per cent from the previous au...


New Zealand | 4 April 2017
Rural women make a 'huge contribution' to New Zealand agriculture

Fiona Gower is a true "Rural Woman" having lived and worked in the rural sector most of her life. As the new president of Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ), she has set herself several goals to accomp...


New Zealand | 29 March 2017
Taihape farmer opens up about depression

Taihape farmer Dan Mickleson has spilled his heart out on Facebook after a second bout of depression, and has been overwhelmed by the response. "The reaction's gone way beyond anything I imagined ...


New Zealand | 27 March 2017
First signs of Fonterra's Oz turnaround

Fonterra is now "running its own race" in Australia after last year's milk price implosion, the co-operative's managing director across the Tasman, Rene Dedoncker says. For years Fonterra has lost ...


New Zealand | 27 March 2017
Marlborough farmer, councillor not allowed on clean water subcommittee

The only farmer on council has been kept off a clean water subcommittee because some councillors doubt he can approach the debate with an open mind. The Marlborough District Council is preparing to...


New Zealand | 23 March 2017
Fonterra 'cautiously positive' on dairy prices, even as futures bounce

Fonterra said it was "cautiously positive" over dairy prices, even while foreseeing continued market volatility, and raising its estimate for milk output in New Zealand, the top exporting nation. A...


New Zealand | 22 March 2017
Fonterra profit rises but guidance cut on forecast volatility

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra (FCG.NZ)(FSF.NZ) reported a 2.2 percent rise in half-year profit on Wednesday, lifted by earnings gains for its high-value consumer products. But the world's larges...


New Zealand | 21 March 2017
Dr Tim Mackle: Dairy committed to lowering environmental impact

Commenting on today's OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ's chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protect...


New Zealand | 17 March 2017
Dairy industry changes risk harming farmers - consultant

An amendment bill for the act, known as DIRA, was introduced to Parliament this week. DIRA was created in 2001 to regulate the dairy industry when Fonterra was formed as the dominant market player....