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24 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Confirms 2016/17 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra is required to consider its forecast Farmgate Milk Price every quarter as a condition of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act. For this purpose, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has confirmed the forecast Farmgate Milk Price...
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform....
22 February 2017
View news from New Zealand New Report Shows Importance of Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A new report confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
View news from New Zealand Rising Tide of Protectionism Could Hit NZ Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's economy would be hard hit if there is a retreat to protectionism in the global dairy sector, a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has found....
09 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Eke Out Surprise Gain
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices eked out a gain at the Global Dairy Trade auction, bucking expectations for a decline, as both whole and skim milk powder rose....
07 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Whole Milk Powder Set to Fall at GlobalDairyTrade Auction
NEW ZEALAND - The price of whole milk powder, New Zealand's key commodity export, is likely to decline on the GlobalDairyTrade platform overnight, although some analysts say there's no downward trend....
06 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Waikato Dairy Herd Checked After Bovine TB Case
NEW ZEALAND - A bovine tuberculosis case discovered in a Waikato dairy herd last year appears to have been contained and to date testing has not uncovered any further cases....
03 February 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Down in January
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices dipped in January, with wool and dairy weakness counteracting broad-based gains....
View news from New Zealand Volatility in Dairy Presents Tax Opportunity
NEW ZEALAND - With the release of the 2017 National Standard Cost (NSC) values for livestock, advisory firm Crowe Horwath says ongoing volatility in the dairy cattle market presents both opportunity and risk in the tax structures for New Zealand’s farmers....
02 February 2017
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ Backs Down as Greenpeace Launches New Video
NEW ZEALAND - As DairyNZ backs down from a public fight over a controversial TV ad, Greenpeace has released a new video about industrial dairying and polluted rivers....
31 January 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Exports Down in 2016
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s top two export commodities, meat and dairy, both fell by value in 2016, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday....
18 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Rise, Stemming Two Straight Drops
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices inched higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, stemming two consecutive declines....
16 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Tipped to Rise at Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Futures market trading is pointing to a mild improvement in dairy prices at this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction after a surprisingly weak start to the year....
12 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
09 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy NZ to Appeal Decision on Greenpeace Ad
NEW ZEALAND - One of the groups who complained that a Greenpeace advertisement was false and misleading says it plans to appeal the advertising watchdog's decision....
05 January 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dollar Continues Decline Against USD on Dairy Price Fall
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand dollar has continued to fall against the greenback, trading below 69 US cents off the back of the biggest drop in dairy prices in three months....
04 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Decline for Second Straight Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, sliding for a second consecutive auction, as whole milk powder prices unexpectedly sank amid increased volume on offer....
03 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Northland Dairy Farmers Cited for Non-Compliance
NEW ZEALAND - Almost a third of Northland dairy farms are significantly non-compliant when it comes to effluent discharges and the region's top environment watchdog says the upward trend needs to change....
29 December 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Dodge Bullet After Price Revival
NEW ZEALAND - Up until August, dairy farmers were thinking the unthinkable - another year of milking cows at a loss....
22 December 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Milk Collection Falls in First Half
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Cooperative Group's New Zealand milk collection was down 5.7 per cent on the year in the six months to 30 November as dairying regions were hit by unfavourable weather conditions....
21 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Bank of China Agrees Landmark Chinese Facility with Fonterra
NEW ZEALAND - Bank of China has signed a landmark agreement with Fonterra consistent with both organisations’ on-going commitment to building New Zealand business interests in China. Bank of China New Zealand and the Co-operative have established a...
16 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Higher Dairy Prices Unlikely to Bolster Regional NZ Overnight
NEW ZEALAND - The recent pick up in dairy prices back to profitable levels may take some time to flow through New Zealand's economy as farmers focus on paying down debt following the prolonged downturn, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
13 December 2016
View news from New Zealand New Chair for NZ Dairy Industry Awards
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards Trustees have chosen Woodville dairy, beef and cropping farmer Ben Allomes as Chair at a recent trust meeting....
05 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Rabobank Survey Shows NZ Farmers Look to 2017 with Optimism
NEW ZEALAND - Confidence levels among New Zealand’s farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found....
14 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Fewer Cows Produce Only Slightly Less Milk in NZ
NEW ZEALAND - In a year which saw the lowest milk prices in at least 20 seasons, milk production declined just 1.5 per cent, according to the New Zealand Dairy Statistics 2015-16 released by DairyNZ and LIC....
31 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Fine-Tuned Farm Management to Deal with Hard Times
NEW ZEALAND - Figures released at DairyNZ's Annual General Meeting (AGM) show the 2015/16 dairy season was the most challenging year yet for dairy farmers....
26 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Industry Hit by Further Calf Abuse Allegations
NEW ZEALAND - New undercover videos suggesting bobby calf mistreatment have been released by animal welfare organisation Farmwatch, which the organisation says shows nothing has changed in the year since its last investigation into the issue....
21 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Foot 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) outbreak, the ministry has said....
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