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04 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Greens Plan Levy on Nitrate Pollution from Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - The Green Party says it will pay more than $136 million for farmers to move to more sustainable practices....
24 August 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Exports Help Sustain Trade Surplus in July
NEW ZEALAND - A recovery in dairy export prices helped boost July 2017 exports, compared with July 2016, Stats NZ said today. This led to a rare July trade surplus of $85 million in 2017....
17 August 2017
View news from New Zealand SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week....
View news from New Zealand Meat, Dairy Drive Producer Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Higher prices for lamb, beef, and dairy products helped lift prices received by manufacturers, but they also paid more for raw products and power, Stats NZ said today....
16 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Slowing Supply Growth to Impact NZ Dairy Supply Chain
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy processors will struggle to fill existing and planned capacity in coming years as milk supply growth slows, leading to more cautious investment in capacity over the next five years, according to a new report from Rabobank....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Company, Farm Managers Fined Over Unparalleled Case of Neglect
NEW ZEALAND - A large dairy corporation and two of its managers have been fined a total of close to $60,000 in relation to the worst case of long-term neglect in the dairy sector in the South Island....
15 August 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sector Joins Biosecurity Fight
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) today joined the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) to combat the threat of pests and diseases that could significantly impact New Zealand’s dairy...
11 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Collaboration Essential for Sustainable Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - If a future in sustainable farming is to be achieved in the coming years, companies in both the private and public sector need to be working both faster and more collaboratively, says dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group....
07 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Chinese-invested NZ Milk Plant on Track for 2018 Operation
NEW ZEALAND - Mataura Valley Milk, one of New Zealand's major milk processing plant with a 72 per cent stake held by State-owned China Animal Husbandry, is gearing up for production to begin in August 2018....
02 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Milk Testing for Tankers to Stop Cattle Disease Spread
NEW ZEALAND - The disease, mycoplasma bovis, has been found on two separate properties owned by the Van Leeuwen Dairy Group in South Canterbury, who have 16 farms in the region....
31 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Second Case of Cattle Disease Found in South Canterbury
NEW ZEALAND - The farm, and the property where the first case was confirmed last week, are part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group....
28 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Carbon Budgets Would Provide 'Certainty' for Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which recommends New Zealand approach climate change in a similar manner to the United Kingdom....
27 July 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sales to China Boost Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy exports to China were up 102 per cent in value to reach NZ$373 million ($277 million) in June, and up 63 per cent in quantity, which boosts the country's exports, its statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday....
25 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Outbreak Discovered on Canterbury Dairy Farm
NEW ZEALAND - A South Canterbury dairy farm is in lockdown, after a cattle disease made its way to New Zealand's shores....
05 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Moving to 'Good Returns' from Beef Calves
NEW ZEALAND - On dairy farms, where 70 per cent of all calves are born, those not needed as dairy replacements have traditionally been sent for slaughter....
28 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Exports Rise to 3-Year High in May as Dairy Prices Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's merchandise exports rose to their highest monthly level in more than three years in May as the country benefited from rising prices for dairy exports to China....
22 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Shown to Improve Bone Health of Kiwi Children
NEW ZEALAND - New Massey University research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not involved in the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme....
21 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Drop for First Time Since March
NEW ZEALAND - The average price fell 0.8 per cent to $US3434 a tonne, while the key whole milk powder price - which determines the payout to dairy farmers - fell 3.3 per cent to $US3022....
20 June 2017
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Waits While Dairy Avoids Emissions Costs
NEW ZEALAND - While many bemoan the US’s departure from the Paris Agreement, a recent government report shows New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions are far from meeting its own commitments....
16 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Conversion Attracts Large Fine
NEW ZEALAND - A Waikato dairy farming company has received seven convictions and been fined a total of $52,500 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment and breaching council abatement notices ordering a halt to unlawful discharges....
08 June 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Driving Total Manufacturing Down
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing fell in the March 2017 quarter, although sales values rose due to higher prices, Stats NZ reports....
31 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Synlait Forecast Milk Price NZ$6.50 kgMS Next Season
NEW ZEALAND - Synlait Milk’s forecast milk price for the 2017/2018 season is $6.50 kgMS, in response to increasing confidence that dairy commodity prices are stabilising....
30 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Synlait Milk Purchases New Zealand Dairy Company
NEW ZEALAND - Synlait Milk has today announced it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC)....
16 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Unchanged Nitrogen Loss from Dairy Farms
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry's year-three report on its commitment to mitigating the environmental impact of farming shows it has achieved six of 13 goals that were set out in 2013 but hasn't yet made a dent in nitrogen loss, underlining the long-term...
15 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Tackling Environmental Issues, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report....
10 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Herd Up in North Island; Down in South Island
NEW ZEALAND - After a decrease in 2015, the dairy cattle number increased 2 per cent in 2016 to reach 6.6 million, Stats NZ said today. However, this was not back to the 2014 level (6.7 million)....
03 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dollar Extends Gains as Dairy Prices Rise
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand dollar extended its gains after dairy prices rose more than expected in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction and traders looked ahead to this morning's first-quarter labour market data, which expected to show steady employment...
01 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Face Challenges in Election Year
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers can look back on 2016/17 with a sense of relief that milk prices have bounced back from a deep slump, but the sector faces challenges this election year as water quality and immigration issues come to the fore, says Federated...
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