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01 April 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra’s February milk exports from New Zealand drop 6 percent
Fonterra reports that its milk exports in February fell by 6.1 percent on lower demand....
20 March 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra reports interim results, prioritises NZ milk and focuses on farmer owners
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited this week announced its 2020 Interim Results, which show the Co-operative’s financial performance has improved with increased underlying earnings and reduced debt....
04 March 2020
View news from New Zealand EDS seeks funding for HC case on Mackenzie Country dairy conversion
NEW ZEALAND - The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is fighting a High Court appeal by Simons Pass Station Ltd regarding the consenting pathway for further expansion of intensive dairying in the Mackenzie Country....
28 February 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra reaffirms forecast farmgate milk price and earnings guidance, revises milk collections
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative has reaffirmed its forecast Farmgate Milk Price range at $7.00-7.60 per kgMS and its forecast full-year underlying earnings guidance of 15-25 cents per share. ...
27 February 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's a2 Milk says Chinese demand remains strong despite coronavirus fears
New Zealand's a2 Milk Co Ltd on Thursday posted a 21 percent rise in half-year profit and said the coronavirus outbreak has so far had little impact on "strong" demand for its infant products in China, sending its shares soaring....
30 January 2020
View news from New Zealand Records All Round for Dairy, Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - The first four months of the 2019/20 dairy export season has set records, boosted by higher prices and volumes, according to a report by Stats NZ....
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Moves to Pellet Power at Te Awamutu Dairy Plant
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has decided to take another step forward in its commitment to renewable energy as it announces that its Te Awamutu site will be coal-free next season. ...
14 January 2020
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Backs Young Farmers with MyMilk Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy co-operative Fonterra has announced plans to make it easier for more dairy farmers to get into their own farms, and to grow with the Co-op, by extending its MyMilk initiative to the North Island. ...
08 January 2020
View news from New Zealand Positive Start to 2020 for Dairy Commodity Prices
NEW ZEALAND - It has been a positive start to 2020 for New Zealand dairy farmers, with commodity prices rising at the first global dairy auction for the year....
19 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Strong Start to Dairy Export Season
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy led the rise in goods exports in November 2019 as milk powder exports reached $1.1 billion, Stats NZ said today....
16 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Bullish Growth in Beef Cattle Numbers
NEW ZEALAND - Beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2019, rising for the third year in a row, while the number of dairy cattle dipped slightly, Stats NZ reports....
12 December 2019
View news from New Zealand EU Clawback Takes Added Value Dairy Opportunities Off Table
NEW ZEALAND - The ongoing expansion of the EU’s geographic indication (GI) agenda will now prevent New Zealand dairy producers from exporting feta and other commonly produced cheeses to the high value Chinese market, as part of a recent agreement between...
11 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Leaders Emphasise Importance of Multilateral Trade
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy associations across the globe are joining together to express their support for the multilateral rules-based trade system, underpinned by the World Trade Organisation (WTO)....
03 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Yili Group's NZ Investment Caters to Global Dairy Consumers
NEW ZEALAND - The first dairy enterprise in Asia, Yili Group is integrating premium resources in New Zealand to serve its global consumers, taking significant action to build the 'World Integrally Sharing Health'....
02 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Export Prices Riding High on Meat, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Export lamb and beef prices reached new highs in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
29 November 2019
View news from New Zealand 2019 Sustainability Report Shows Fonterra Picking Up the Pace
NEW ZEALAND - Co-firing biomass to reduce coal, lifting the number of New Zealand products with Health Star ratings and launching an emissions profile for every farm headline Fonterra’s 2019 Sustainability Report....
27 November 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Beef & Lamb Exports Rise in October
NEW ZEALAND - Exports of dairy products, beef, and lamb, particularly to China, increased in value in October 2019, Stats NZ said today....
14 November 2019
View news from New Zealand New Research: Milking Three Times in Two Days?
Looking for information on milking three times in two days? This research programme will investigate the human, animal and pasture response to milking three times in two days (3-in-2). ...
View news from New Zealand Can touching cows’ teats during milking spread bacteria leading to mastitis?
Bacteria live on skin, so there’s always a risk that teats will become contaminated by mastitis bacteria during the milking process, writes DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Lacy-Hulbert. ...
12 November 2019
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
13 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
05 September 2019
View news from New Zealand New Animal Welfare Solution for Livestock
NEW ZEALAND - Situate Me, the emergency management crowd sourcing specialist behind compassionate Virtual Disaster Assistant Ema, has launched a new animal welfare add-on that allows farmers and lifestylers to register animals left unattended in an emergency....
03 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Maintains 2019/2020 Milk Price Forecast Despite Risks
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra has maintained its current forecast farmgate milk price for the season, however has flagged some risks in the international dairy market....
02 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry’s Environmental Accountability Undermined
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry’s decision to disband an environmental leaders group that includes representatives from outside the industry undermines the credibility and accountability of the industry’s attempts to reduce freshwater pollution,...
28 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Act Passes First Reading at Parliament
NEW ZEALAND - The Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, or DIRA Bill, has narrowly passed its first reading at Parliament, 63 votes to 57....
15 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy NZ Wants GHG Emissions Decided Farm by Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Combating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally via the Emissions Trading Scheme, according to DairyNZ....
02 August 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Company Sentenced for Effluent Discharge
NEW ZEALAND - On 11 July 2019, Greg Cowley Limited was sentenced in the District Court on one charge of discharging dairy farm effluent onto land in circumstances where it might enter water. The charge was brought by the Otago Regional Council (ORC)....
23 July 2019
View news from New Zealand M. bovis Levy Added to Long List of Costs for Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - A levy on milk solids to pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response is another cost in a long list that farmers are having to endure, an industry leader says....
 
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