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02 November 2018
View news from New Zealand Kiwi Dairy Company Could Face Court Action in US Due to False Advertising
NEW ZEALAND - The US dairy industry has restated its view that the a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is making false claims in its advertising in the United States....
01 November 2018
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Lowers Forecast Payout on Falling Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products lowered its forecast payout for the current season by as much as 6.6 per cent due to the decline in global dairy prices and butter in particular....
09 October 2018
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
04 October 2018
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
27 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Commencement of Annual Dairy Inspections
NEW ZEALAND - From Monday, 24 September, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) started their annual dairy inspections....
25 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Govt Invests $7m into Dairy Farming Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy cattle population has hit 5 million, the maximum that's practical to farm in this country....
11 September 2018
View news from New Zealand Govt Direction on Transmission May be Needed for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Government intervention in transmission will probably be required if the country is serious about electrifying dairy processing to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, Babbage Consultants associate Richard Stretton says....
15 August 2018
View news from New Zealand Another Hefty Fine for Dairy Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution....
06 August 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
10 July 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
03 July 2018
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace Says New Water Rules Must Ban Dairy Conversions
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country....
29 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Call for CCTV Cameras in Dairy Sheds, Slaughterhouses
NEW ZEALAND - Animal rights group Safe is calling for CCTV cameras to be placed in all dairy sheds and slaughterhouses....
19 June 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Product Prices Seen Steady to Easing
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices are expected to slip at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight amid a pick-up in supply, even as global trade tensions appear to benefit demand for New Zealand dairy products....
11 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Cattle Cull Reaches 24,500 in M. bovis Battle
NEW ZEALAND - There have been 24,500 cattle culled in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis so far....
06 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Survey Reveals More Dairy Farmers Feeling Financial Pressure
NEW ZEALAND - More farmers are feeling under financial pressure, and satisfaction with their banks has slipped, the May 2018 Federated Farmers’ Banking Survey shows....
29 May 2018
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Cull 150k Cows
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd....
28 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
25 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Hawkes Bay Dairy Company Tackles Plastic Bottle Mountain
NEW ZEALAND - Hawkes Bay dairy processor, Origin Earth, this week launches its’ vision to remove 2500 two litre plastic milk bottles from the recycling waste stream every week....
24 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Yili's NZ Dairy Processor Grows Sales
NEW ZEALAND - Oceania Dairy, the South Canterbury-based dairy company owned by Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, has continued to make products for the Chinese market in New Zealand at a loss, its 2017 accounts show....
15 May 2018
View news from New Zealand No MPI Plans for Extra Cattle Movement Restrictions
NEW ZEALAND - Changing farms on so-called Gypsy Day, when large numbers of farmers shift stock, requires extra precaution because of Mycoplasma bovis but the Ministry for Primary Industries won't prevent animal movements beyond the 300 or so farms under...
14 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Mycoplasma Bovis Found in Waikato
NEW ZEALAND - Cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread through New Zealand with a farm in Cambridge the latest to test positive....
11 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace Exposes Dairy Pipeline Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie....
10 May 2018
View news from New Zealand New Dairy Season to 'Hit a Six'
NEW ZEALAND - The 2018/19 dairy season is expected to "hit a six", with a shaky start possible, but a strong finish anticipated, resulting in a third season with a "milk price starting with a six", according to a new industry report....
08 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Canterbury Dairy Herd Rises as New Zealand Total Steadies
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, Stats NZ said today....
07 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Bill Could be $30k Per Farm
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers could end up paying $30,000 each on average to help cover the cost of eradicating mycoplasma bovis....
02 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Cattle Industry Heavied into Paying for M. bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Reports from the cattle industry that the Government is effectively forcing it outside its mandate to contribute towards biosecurity incursions are extremely concerning, National’s Agriculture spokesperson Nathan Guy says....
01 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Synlait And Farm IQ to Drive Insight-Led Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - Synlait Milk has partnered with farm software company FarmIQ Systems to provide certified Lead With Pride™ dairy farmers with a cloud-based farm information system....
 
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