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New Zealand | 9 November 2015
Farmers encouraged to take environmental advice

DairyNZ is extending its Sustainable Milk Plan project - a free environmental plan for farms in the Waipa River catchment - after its success in the upper Waikato. Project manager Nicola McHaffie s...


New Zealand | 5 November 2015
Returns for dairy expected to hold

Dairy prices are still predicted to rise during the 2015-16 season despite another fall in the GlobalDairyTrade auction. Prices fell 7.4% this week, for the second consecutive week, a move that was...


New Zealand | 4 November 2015
Farmers welcome Filipino workers' reprieve

Applicants who admit to providing false information about their work experience in order to gain a visa, but are otherwise compliant, will be eligible for a further work visa. But workers are still...


New Zealand | 2 November 2015
Westchester Group on the hunt for more farms

Global agricultural investor the Westchester Group is on the hunt to buy farms in New Zealand, after focusing its investment attention for the past 25 years on agriculture in the US, Australia and Bra...


New Zealand | 27 October 2015
Dairy farmers save money saved grazing out heifers

Dairy farmers can save money by grazing out calves and heifers, even when the payout is low, says DairyNZ expert Rob Brazendale. The productivity team leader outlined the savings to 25 people at a...


New Zealand | 27 October 2015
Livestock firm anticipates reduced earnings

While revenue was still expected to exceed that of 2014/2015, earnings were anticipated to be lower to allow its essential capital investment programme to continue, chairman Murray King said. Mr Ki...


New Zealand | 23 October 2015
Explosive found on dairy farm to be detonated

A explosive found by a Turakina dairy farmer will be detonated this afternoon and police are urging people to stay away from the area. Police were called to a farm earlier this morning after the bo...


New Zealand | 22 October 2015
Dairy farmers focused on environmental responsibilities

Dairy farmers are focused on doing their bit to improve water quality in New Zealand and have made measurable progress in their environmental performance. DairyNZ's environment policy manager, Dr M...


New Zealand | 22 October 2015
Dairy industry says expulsion of Filipinos would be 'devastating'

Immigration New Zealand said a visa document scam had exposed a widespread problem of workers exaggerating their experience and qualifications to get jobs on dairy farms. It has been investigating ...


New Zealand | 22 October 2015
Farmers urged to rest wet farmland

The government's State of the Environment Report, released yesterday, says soil compacted by heavy animals and machines can lead to run-off and soil erosion. Professor Hedley said the combination o...


New Zealand | 21 October 2015
Climate change and dairy expansion singled out in 'Environment Aotearoa' report

Rapid growth in dairy farmland and surging carbon dioxide levels pose twin threats to New Zealand's environment, an official report finds. The Environment Aotearoa report, released on Wednesday aft...


New Zealand | 21 October 2015
Arrest in Filipino dairy worker document scam

More than 1000 Filipinos working on New Zealand dairy farms may be caught up in a document scam where they paid potentially thousands of dollars for fraudulent visas. Dairy farms in Canterbury and ...


New Zealand | 20 October 2015
Leaving agriculture out of climate deal justified: scientist

Global efforts to combat climate change should focus first on eradicating carbon dioxide emissions, while less action on agricultural greenhouse gases is justified in the short term, a New Zealand cli...


New Zealand | 19 October 2015
Significant drop in dairy farm price

A significant drop in the price of dairy farms compared with the last year. Latest figures from the Real Estate Institute show prices for the three months' ending September sit at around $25,000 pe...


New Zealand | 16 October 2015
Europe not much of a dairy threat, says NZ agriculture minister

Speaking at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists World Congress, New Zealand's Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said collaboration with Europe is the way forward. New Zeal...


New Zealand | 15 October 2015
Government reduces its share of agriculture research funding

The Government has decided to lower its investment share in the Primary Growth Partnership programme from 50 to 40 per cent from December 1. So far it has spent $130 million on 18 programmes, with ...


New Zealand | 14 October 2015
Third of NZ ewes shipped to Mexico yet to be confirmed pregnant

About a third of the 45,000 ewes shipped to Mexico from Timaru in June have not yet shown signs of being pregnant, but exporters say it is just a question of timing. A New Zealander has flown to Me...


New Zealand | 13 October 2015
Slowdown in dairy price recovery expected

In the past four global dairy trade auctions, the overall price index has risen 78 percent after hitting record low prices two months ago - at $US1590 a tonne on 5 August. AgriHQ analyst Susan Kils...


New Zealand | 12 October 2015
Andrew Little: Bigger gains for dairy in India and Indonesia, than TPPA

Lacklustre gains in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) mean New Zealand should be looking to India and Indonesia to expand its dairy markets, says Labour leader Andrew Little. Giving one of his ...


New Zealand | 9 October 2015
Alliance Group to offer farmers loyalty payments

Alliance Group will offer loyalty payments this season to farmer shareholders in what some observers are saying are the first shots in a procurement war. The offer comes with the caveat that farmer...


New Zealand | 9 October 2015
New Zealand’s largest livestock processing co-op sells 50% to China

A multinational meat co-operative from New Zealand will sell off half of the business to a private company after trading in the market for 67 years. Set up in 1948, Silver Fern Farms Limited is the co...


New Zealand | 8 October 2015
Questions asked over dairy pollution documents

A dairy lobby group appears to have pressured the Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council into removing potentially embarrassing information about dairy farm pollution from public documents. The council...


New Zealand | 7 October 2015
Investors snapping up farmland says report

New figures show New Zealand is not the only country where foreign investors are buying up farmland. Washington thinktank WorldWatch Institute says it is part of a global trend. It said farmland is...


New Zealand | 7 October 2015
Dairy prices up - NZ production fall likely cause

Dairy prices posted their fourth consecutive gain at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade, the GDT price index rising by 9.9 per cent and pointing to a farmgate milk price for Fonterra farmers of around $5...


New Zealand | 5 October 2015
Exporters expect quiet start to lamb sales

With forecasts of a drop in production of both beef and lamb this season, meat exporters are predicting a quiet start to sales on international markets and little improvement until later in the season...


New Zealand | 5 October 2015
Strong lift in dairy prices tipped for this week

This week's GlobalDairyTrade auction is shaping up to be another strong one, following on from double digit percentage gains in each of the last three. A long, cold winter, reduced use of feed supp...


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...