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26 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Milk Production Decreased in September
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand-based co-op Fonterra has said its milk supply was down 8.7 per cent in September, compared to the previous year, AHDB Dairy reported....
23 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra's Credit Rating Slips with Another Agency Downgrade
NEW ZEALAND - Credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings has downgraded Fonterra from 'A' to 'AA-', following a similar move by Standard and Poor's earlier this week....
16 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra's Credit Rating Downgraded
NEW ZEALAND - Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit rating of dairy co-operative Fonterra from A to A-....
06 October 2015
View news from New Zealand New Fonterra Palm Kernel Advice is “Lead Balloon”
NEW ZEALAND – Reasons behind greater scrutiny on palm kernel use sweeping into Fonterra farms have become less clear, says a farming leader....
05 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Selecting for Feed Efficiency Coming Soon for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Geneticists are “well on their way” to predicting how efficient a cow is at using feed, potentially saving farm feed costs....
01 October 2015
View news from New Zealand Study to Address Unanswered Leptospirosis Vaccination Questions
NEW ZEALAND - A University study aims to evaluate leptospirosis vaccination practice after a pilot study unearthed some worrying evidence of lepto-shedders....
30 September 2015
View news from New Zealand ‘Go-around’ Cows Shave One Hour off Milking
NEW ZEALAND – Staff on a North Island farm now finish at 5:30pm each day thanks to doubling the number of ‘go-around’ cows on the rotary....
29 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Lifts Payout by 75 Cents
NEW ZEALAND – Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra has revised its forecast payout for the 2015/16 season at NZ$5 per kg MS in response to falling production and levelling markets....
View news from New Zealand Higher Culling Contracts New Zealand Dairy Herd
NEW ZEALAND – A 2.8 per cent contraction in dairy cow numbers has shrunk New Zealand's dairy herd to 6.51 million head....
24 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Opens Second New Plant in 2015
NEW ZEALAND – Production has started at Fonterra’s new reverse osmosis facility on the South Island site of Edendale, promising to cut transport costs on bulk produce....
23 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Will El Nino Limit Milk Supply?
NEW ZEALAND – A possible El Nino weather system has raised hopes of New Zealand milk production faltering, allowing global dairy supplies to rebalance....
21 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Is New Zealand Culling Hard?
NEW ZEALAND - Anecdotal reports of “heavy culling” on New Zealand dairy farms are fuelling expectations of lower production for the coming season....
18 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Scientists Strive to Con Protective Shell off Parasites
NEW ZEALAND – A new foray into parasite control will see New Zealand researchers try to stimulate larvae into shedding their protective skin to then die before becoming ingested....
15 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Lower Fonterra Production Outlook Could Move Lower
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy cooperative Fonterra anticipates milk volume for the coming season to be 2-3 per cent back on the prior year....
View news from New Zealand Farmer Beef and Sheep Levy Board Get 84 Per Cent Support
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand graziers have emphatically shown their support for the country’s red meat levy board....
14 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 Now Available
NEW ZEALAND - The Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 (August 2015) for veterinarians is now available. ...
10 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Dairy Crash Makes Heat Detection Vital for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – Severely tested New Zealand dairy businesses are being told to focus on heat detection to keep breeding costs in check....
09 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmstrong Looking After New Zealand Farmer Mental Health
NEW ZEALAND – A mental health initiative has been launched to proactively work towards farmer wellbeing rather than reacting to stress and anger....
08 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Comprehensive Advice on Swedes Given After Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – Laboratory sampling has revealed a wide range of factors that increase the risk of feeding swedes to cattle, with the major finding centring on not feeding mature swedes....
07 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Turns Milk Bottles Black for Rugby Team
NEW ZEALAND – A milk brand of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is being packaged in black, numbered bottles to honour the national Rugby team....
03 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
26 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Farms Not “High Risk” Work Places, Say Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers should be relieved that most operations will not be classed as “high risk work places”, according to New Zealand’s levy board....
21 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Supplement Feed Myth Debunked By Senior Scientist
NEW ZEALAND - Supplementing pasture-based diets does not boost milk production to the level many New Zealanders expect, according to an expert dispelling the 100g milksolids to kilo dry matter “myth”....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Market Recovery “Triggered” for mid-2016
NEW ZEALAND – A “substantial improvement” in dairy prices is on the cards for mid-2016 following a severe cyclical downturn in dairy prices, Rabobank has assured despite conflicting analysis....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Worst Hit in Milk Price Crash
NEW ZEALAND – Market factors have left Kiwi dairymen the most exposed to the dairy price crash of all the key exporting countries, says Rabobank....
20 August 2015
View news from New Zealand New Fonterra Dryer to Supply Over 20 Countries
NEW ZEALAND – The latest addition to Fonterra’s growing processing capacity has started cranking out whole milk powder in the lower North Island and is expected to supply over 20 countries. ...
17 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Child’s Milk Builds on Strong China Market Share
CHINA – New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra has added a new unsweetened children’s milk boasting 20 per cent higher protein content than average to its range on the Chinese market....
07 August 2015
View news from New Zealand "Very Difficult” Season For New Zealanders Ahead
NEW ZEALAND - Pressure is piling on Kiwi dairy farmers going into the 2015/16 season in the shape of further drops in world dairy prices and the possibility of Fonterra's lowest farmgate price in thirteen years....
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