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23 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Will El Nino Limit Milk Supply?
NEW ZEALAND – A possible El Nino weather system has raised hopes of New Zealand milk production faltering, allowing global dairy supplies to rebalance....
21 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Is New Zealand Culling Hard?
NEW ZEALAND - Anecdotal reports of “heavy culling” on New Zealand dairy farms are fuelling expectations of lower production for the coming season....
18 September 2015
View 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....
15 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Lower Fonterra Production Outlook Could Move Lower
NEW ZEALAND – Dairy cooperative Fonterra anticipates milk volume for the coming season to be 2-3 per cent back on the prior year....
View news from New Zealand Farmer Beef and Sheep Levy Board Get 84 Per Cent Support
NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand graziers have emphatically shown their support for the country’s red meat levy board....
14 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 Now Available
NEW ZEALAND - The Theileria Veterinary Handbook 2 (August 2015) for veterinarians is now available. ...
10 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Dairy Crash Makes Heat Detection Vital for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – Severely tested New Zealand dairy businesses are being told to focus on heat detection to keep breeding costs in check....
09 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Farmstrong Looking After New Zealand Farmer Mental Health
NEW ZEALAND – A mental health initiative has been launched to proactively work towards farmer wellbeing rather than reacting to stress and anger....
08 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Comprehensive Advice on Swedes Given After Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – Laboratory sampling has revealed a wide range of factors that increase the risk of feeding swedes to cattle, with the major finding centring on not feeding mature swedes....
07 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Turns Milk Bottles Black for Rugby Team
NEW ZEALAND – A milk brand of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is being packaged in black, numbered bottles to honour the national Rugby team....
03 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
26 August 2015
View 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....
21 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Supplement Feed Myth Debunked By Senior Scientist
NEW ZEALAND - Supplementing pasture-based diets does not boost milk production to the level many New Zealanders expect, according to an expert dispelling the 100g milksolids to kilo dry matter “myth”....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Market Recovery “Triggered” for mid-2016
NEW ZEALAND – A “substantial improvement” in dairy prices is on the cards for mid-2016 following a severe cyclical downturn in dairy prices, Rabobank has assured despite conflicting analysis....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Worst Hit in Milk Price Crash
NEW ZEALAND – Market factors have left Kiwi dairymen the most exposed to the dairy price crash of all the key exporting countries, says Rabobank....
20 August 2015
View news from New Zealand New Fonterra Dryer to Supply Over 20 Countries
NEW ZEALAND – The latest addition to Fonterra’s growing processing capacity has started cranking out whole milk powder in the lower North Island and is expected to supply over 20 countries. ...
17 August 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Child’s Milk Builds on Strong China Market Share
CHINA – New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra has added a new unsweetened children’s milk boasting 20 per cent higher protein content than average to its range on the Chinese market....
07 August 2015
View news from New Zealand "Very Difficult” Season For New Zealanders Ahead
NEW ZEALAND - Pressure is piling on Kiwi dairy farmers going into the 2015/16 season in the shape of further drops in world dairy prices and the possibility of Fonterra's lowest farmgate price in thirteen years....
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....
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