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07 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Reduces Milk Volume for Coming Season
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy giant Fonterra expects deliveries to contract two per cent in the coming 2015/16 period compared to the prior season....
29 July 2015
View news from New Zealand Changes to New Zealand Farm Safety Afoot
NEW ZEALAND – New health and safety reforms have made “key improvements” to simplify legislation, including defining responsibilities on farms....
28 July 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
09 July 2015
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Milkers Hear How to Farm For $4.75
NEW ZEALAND – Matching cost of production to milk price can be done if farms retain, reduce, defer or remove expenses, DairyNZ has advised its producers....
View news from New Zealand Grass Breeding Strategy Gets Global Interest
NEW ZEALAND – A grass breeding research project combining the efforts of US and Kiwi experts has garnered interest in New Zealand and the States....
30 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Kiwis Receive Advice on Swede Grazing Following Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – Cows receiving swedes as part of a winter foraging diet should be monitored closely for signs of weight loss, grazing habits and photosensitivity....
23 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Industry Looking to Feed 5000 Flood Ravaged Cows
NEW ZEALAND – Farming groups and councils have joined forces to ensure 5000 North Island cows have sufficient winter forage following the worst flooding in memory....
22 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Steps in to Help Flooded North Islanders
NEW ZEALAND – A dairy processor is helping clear up in the aftermath of the North Island’s worst-ever flood....
17 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Include BCS in Breeding Values
NEW ZEALAND – A benchmarking system ranking New Zealand dairy cows on the economics of their genetic merit will include body condition score (BCS) from February 2016....
12 June 2015
View news from New Zealand GM Not to Blame for Cow Sickness
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers’ President and science spokesperson William Rolleston has commented that recent stock sickness or deaths are likely to have been caused by a high sugar content in the fodder beet they have been eating....
11 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Nepal Provides Kiwi Vets With Valuable Foot and Mouth Lessons
NEPAL - A visit to Nepal last year to learn about foot and mouth disease provided valuable lessons 'in the field' for a group of New Zealand veterinarians and industry representatives from Beef + Lamb and Dairy NZ....
10 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown (3-5 June)....
03 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Mastitis Vaccine Trial Yields “Positive” Results
NEW ZEALAND – A mastitis vaccine tried and tested in Europe is having an effect under New Zealand conditions....
01 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Disappointing Fonterra Price Puts Farmers in Tough Spot
NEW ZEALAND – The latest price reduction from Fonterra in response to a global over supply of milk will force many farmers into a tight corner....
View news from New Zealand Mature Plants Linked to New Zealand Swede Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – A team of scientists working to address ill-health in cows grazing swedes think the problem is down to plant maturity....
29 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Indirect Costs Take Toll on New Zealand Farm Spend
NEW ZEALAND – Farm input prices have seen a rise for beef and sheep farmers in New Zealand despite lower direct input costs....
View news from New Zealand Beads Used in “Encouraging” New TB Test
GLOBAL - US and UK animal health departments have been supplied with a new bovine tuberculosis test from New Zealand using bead technology, offering a cheaper, “more reliable” diagnosis for the costly disease....
27 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Westland Bucks Trend and Lifts Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND – Milk processor Westland Milk Products has upped its price prediction for the 2015/16 season, bucking the general trend of price cuts seen in the global dairy sector....
08 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Needs Tactics for Tight Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers across New Zealand are cautious about difficult times continuing following recent results on world auctions....
07 May 2015
View news from New Zealand New Tools in Methane Battle
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have a safe and effective way of reducing methane emissions from ruminants by up to 90 per cent by 2020....
View news from New Zealand Ewe Milk Could Be 'New Frontier' for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – A surge of enthusiasm for sheep dairying has given rise to questions over whether ewe milk could be a ‘new frontier’ for New Zealand agriculture....
30 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Price Drops Further
NEW ZEALAND – ‘Significant volatility’ has been blamed for a further 20 cents drop in Fonterra’s forecast farmgate milk price, which now stands at $4.50 per kilo....
27 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Body Condition Score to Enter Breeding Values
NEW ZEALAND – The breeding value of some New Zealand bulls will alter when a new trait is integrated into genomic evaluations, worth thousands of dollars to each herd....
16 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
08 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Is New Zealand's Gypsy Day Too Disruptive?
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy industry leaders suggest change is needed to minimise the negative effects of the annual farm move for sharemilkers on families, communities and business....
07 April 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
02 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
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