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24 October 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Food and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD)...
06 September 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Milk Industry to Grow with New Investment
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between...
18 August 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand's Sheep Flock Down after Weather, Disease Impacts
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and...
27 July 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
23 June 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Concerns Over New Zealand's Meat Export Markets if Brexit Happens
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2 per cent of New Zealand’s exports, are missing...
29 April 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farm Salaries Strong Despite Tough Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report....
18 April 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Lamb Shipments, Export Returns Increase
NEW ZEALAND - The first half of the 2015–16 meat export season ended on 31 March 2016 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that red meat (including beef, veal, lamb...
16 March 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand EU Ag Council Activates New Measures to Tackle Price Crisis
EU - The European Commission has activated unprecedented measures to combat the crisis in agricultural markets, after a meeting of ministers which was met by farmer protesters in Brussels this...
03 March 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Weak Lamb Prices Cutting into NZ Sheep Farmers’ Profits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has released its mid-season update....
24 February 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmers' Confidence Still at Low Ebb
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence remains in the doldrums, the Federated Farmers' 2015/16 Mid-Season Farm Confidence Survey has revealed....
19 February 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Programme Sets Sights on Strong Wool Returns in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector - a...
03 February 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Economic Cost of NZ Pasture Weeds Larger Than Thought
NEW ZEALAND - New research shows the true cost of California thistle to be close to $700 million in lost pastoral farm revenue each year and also suggests that previous estimates of the cost...
21 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Mohair Conference to Improve NZ Goat Businesses
NEW ZEALAND - Some of the world’s leading experts in Angora goats and mohair are arriving in New Zealand to share their knowledge and expertise with the country’s Angora goat farmers....
12 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Farmers Expecting More Tough Times Ahead
NEW ZEALAND - Many farmers have weathered difficult conditions in 2015 and the majority see no relief coming in the New Year, according to a poll conducted by Federated Farmers....
23 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Pre-lamb Drenching of Ewes Risks Resistant Worms
NEW ZEALAND - New research has highlighted a previously unrecognised risk from the common practice of treating ewes with long-acting anthelminitic drenches. ...
16 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Extends Sheep Breeding Project
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is increasing the breadth of testing for genetic potential in New Zealand sheep by adjusting the focus of its Central Progeny Test to increase relevance...
14 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmers Urged to Help Each Other in Dry El Niño Weather
NEW ZEALAND - Farming organisation Federated Farmers is encouraging drought affected farmers struggling due to the dry El Niño weather pattern to continue destocking as necessary, and to think...
10 December 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Lamb Crop at 60-Year Low
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Lamb Crop 2015 report estimates 23.9 million lambs were tailed this spring – the smallest lamb crop since 1953....
12 November 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand EU, New Zealand Boost Trade with New Veterinary Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - Technical amendments to the EU-New Zealand Agreement on sanitary measures in live animals and animal products have recently been made to boost existing trade relations. ...
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Beef Export Returns Exceed Sheepmeat For First Time in 20 Years
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's beef export returns have reached a record high, overtaking sheep export returns for the first time in two decades....
05 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
02 October 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand NZ Lamb Exports Down, but Chinese New Year a Positive
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's lamb exports for this season (October 2014-July 2015) are three per cent below last year's figures, according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand....
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Sheep Industry in Contraction
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s sheep flock has shrunk to 28.6 million, a drop of 4.1 per cent on the previous year....
18 September 2015
Crop Industry 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....
26 August 2015
Crop Industry 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....
25 August 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Lamb Prices “Well Below” 2014 Levels
NEW ZEALAND – Issues on the demand side of the market have pushed New Zealand lamb down 54 cents per kilo on this time last year....
19 August 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Ten Year Old British Texel Genetics Rank Third in Kiwi Test
NEW ZEALAND – A Texel ram from a UK sire exported to Australia as an embryo in 2004 has ranked third in an overall central progeny test by a New Zealand levy board....
11 August 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Wool Carpets Better Than Human-made Fibres
NEW ZEALAND – Woollen carpets have several advantages over flooring made of man-made fibres, including health benefits, research has revealed....
 
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