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16 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Govt at Risk of Capitulating to Dairy Over Climate Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years....
05 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Tougher Bank Capital Rules Could Slice Off from Dairy Profit
NEW ZEALAND - Stricter bank capital requirements would severely dent dairy farm profits if the Reserve Bank goes ahead as planned, warn dairy interests in submissions on the contentious proposals....
03 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions....
20 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Milk Price Forecast Down for 2019-20 Season
NEW ZEALAND - Market analyst company NZX has revised its milk price forecast down for the 2019-20 season, after this week's drop in global dairy commodity prices....
17 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Hollywood Director Hits Out at NZ Meat, Dairy Industries
NEW ZEALAND - James Cameron says New Zealand "isn't living up to its own image of itself" because of the country's meat and dairy industries, which he claims damage the environment....
13 June 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry to Invest $25.7m to Improve National Herd
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy industry is investing $25.7 million in an innovation project to produce better cows....
12 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Live Cattle Exports Drop as Govt Reviews Trade
NEW ZEALAND - A 25 per cent drop in live exports of breeding cattle in the last five years means a possible ban won't have a big impact on farmers, says an agricultural company involved in the trade. ...
11 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Stats NZ Reports Large Rise in Meat, Dairy Manufacturing
NEW ZEALAND - The largest rise for five years in volumes of meat and dairy products drove manufacturing up for the second quarter in a row, Stats NZ said....
10 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Government Fails on Dairy, Climate Again, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - The Government has announced changes to the national dairy industry regulations (DIRA) but has kept a controversial legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new dairy conversions, angering Greenpeace....
07 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Reacts to Outcome of Govt’s DIRA Review
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra acknowledges the outcome of the Government’s review into the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA). The proposed changes announced by the Government will bring some improvements to the sector, but it also represents a missed...
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Gets Veto Rights on Open Entry Requirement
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Damien O'Connor will grant Fonterra Cooperative Group a little relief over its requirement to accept milk from all-comers, but it will also face greater oversight by the government....
06 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Changes to Dairy Industry Legislation
NEW ZEALAND - Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry....
05 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Export Volumes Advance to New Record
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy export volumes hit a new high after rising 19 percent in the March 2019 quarter, adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said yesterday....
20 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Current Milk Season Looks Good, but Not Record Breaking
NEW ZEALAND - With just over a fortnight to go, the country's current milk season looks to have been a good - but not stellar - year for processors as dry weather at the tail end crimped production....
02 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Warm Temperatures See Dairy Production Levels Dive
NEW ZEALAND - Hot weather earlier in the year is being blamed for a marked drop in dairy production during March, compared with the same period last year. ...
22 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Environment Report Shows Harm from Dairy Sector: Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace wants fewer cows and more regulation, saying the dairy industry has been allowed to run riot and wreak havoc on the environment....
18 April 2019
View news from New Zealand MPI Raises Restrictions on Farms to Stop Spread of M. Bovis
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers will need to brace themselves for a surge in the number of properties that cannot move stock off their farms as officials grapple with controlling the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
16 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
03 April 2019
View news from New Zealand A2 Milk Says Lift in Dairy Prices May Impact FY2020
NEW ZEALAND - A2 Milk Company said recent increases in dairy pricing will have an impact on gross margin percentages in the 2020 financial year but it doesn't anticipate any significant impact this year....
View news from New Zealand Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
01 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Effluent Treatment System Good News for Water Quality
NEW ZEALAND - New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality....
27 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Deal Rings Alarm Bells for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders need to think long and hard before selling their 125-year-old Co-op, says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Patterson....
11 March 2019
View news from New Zealand New Online Tool to Help Dairy Farmers Identify M.bovis Risk
NEW ZEALAND - A new cost-effective tool for dairy farmers aims to help in New Zealand’s quest to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
08 March 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
05 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Record Fine for Waikato Dairy Farmer for Effluent Discharges
NEW ZEALAND - On-going environmental breaches on a Waikato farm have seen a fine of over $130,000 handed down in the Hamilton District Court....
01 March 2019
View news from New Zealand Terms of Trade Slips on Lower Dairy Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Falling global prices for milk powder and butter meant overall export prices dropped 1.7 percent in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
21 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Advance Less Than Expected
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices moved higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the sixth straight time, though gains were less than expected....
07 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Farmer Input Needed for New Zealand's Biosecurity Response Levy
Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme....
 
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