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11 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Nepal Provides Kiwi Vets With Valuable Foot and Mouth Lessons
NEPAL - A visit to Nepal last year to learn about foot and mouth disease provided valuable lessons 'in the field' for a group of New Zealand veterinarians and industry representatives from Beef + Lamb and Dairy NZ....
10 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Vets Helping Farm Profit
UK - A veterinarian-designed programme is helping farmers to boost their gross farm income and will be discussed at the New Zealand Veterinary Association Sheep, Beef and Deer Conference in Queenstown (3-5 June)....
03 June 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Mastitis Vaccine Trial Yields “Positive” Results
NEW ZEALAND – A mastitis vaccine tried and tested in Europe is having an effect under New Zealand conditions....
01 June 2015
View news from New Zealand Disappointing Fonterra Price Puts Farmers in Tough Spot
NEW ZEALAND – The latest price reduction from Fonterra in response to a global over supply of milk will force many farmers into a tight corner....
View news from New Zealand Mature Plants Linked to New Zealand Swede Mystery Cow Deaths
NEW ZEALAND – A team of scientists working to address ill-health in cows grazing swedes think the problem is down to plant maturity....
29 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Indirect Costs Take Toll on New Zealand Farm Spend
NEW ZEALAND – Farm input prices have seen a rise for beef and sheep farmers in New Zealand despite lower direct input costs....
View news from New Zealand Beads Used in “Encouraging” New TB Test
GLOBAL - US and UK animal health departments have been supplied with a new bovine tuberculosis test from New Zealand using bead technology, offering a cheaper, “more reliable” diagnosis for the costly disease....
27 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Westland Bucks Trend and Lifts Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND – Milk processor Westland Milk Products has upped its price prediction for the 2015/16 season, bucking the general trend of price cuts seen in the global dairy sector....
08 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Needs Tactics for Tight Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers across New Zealand are cautious about difficult times continuing following recent results on world auctions....
07 May 2015
View news from New Zealand New Tools in Methane Battle
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have a safe and effective way of reducing methane emissions from ruminants by up to 90 per cent by 2020....
View news from New Zealand Ewe Milk Could Be 'New Frontier' for New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND – A surge of enthusiasm for sheep dairying has given rise to questions over whether ewe milk could be a ‘new frontier’ for New Zealand agriculture....
30 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Price Drops Further
NEW ZEALAND – ‘Significant volatility’ has been blamed for a further 20 cents drop in Fonterra’s forecast farmgate milk price, which now stands at $4.50 per kilo....
27 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Body Condition Score to Enter Breeding Values
NEW ZEALAND – The breeding value of some New Zealand bulls will alter when a new trait is integrated into genomic evaluations, worth thousands of dollars to each herd....
16 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
08 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Is New Zealand's Gypsy Day Too Disruptive?
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy industry leaders suggest change is needed to minimise the negative effects of the annual farm move for sharemilkers on families, communities and business....
07 April 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ$7.8m Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - Twenty nine new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
02 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
30 March 2015
View news from New Zealand Bacteria Can Fight Forage-Destroying Plantain Moth
NEW ZEALAND - Scientists at AgResearch have found that naturally-occurring bacteria can be used to fight the emerging insect pest known as the plantain moth....
20 March 2015
View news from New Zealand Drop in Global Dairy Trade Disappointing
NEW ZEALAND - The 8.8 percent drop in the Global Dairy Trade overnight will be disappointing to New Zealand dairy farmers....
18 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders to be Evaluated on Environment Spending
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ and Federated Farmers are going out to dairy farmers to find out how much money they have invested on-farm in environmental initiatives....
16 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Infant Formula Receives Blackmail Threat
NEW ZEALAND – A blackmail threat to poison infant milk formula with a pest control toxin known as 1080 has heightened food safety vigilance in New Zealand....
10 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Takes Zonal Approach on Theileria
NEW ZEALAND – Farms looking to move stock as the weather gets colder are advised to take note of their herd and three disease risk zones for tick-borne illness Theileria....
04 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Introduce New Dairy Traceability Measures
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government is set to introduce a series of new food safety and traceability measures into the dairy sector following the publication of a report by the Dairy Traceability Working Group....
03 March 2015
View news from New Zealand New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
View news from New Zealand Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
16 February 2015
View news from New Zealand Soil Inversion Could Be Worth 4 Tonne Per Hectare
NEW ZEALAND – Diggers are being used to invert volcanic soils to answer whether old soils grow more grass after farmer observations prompted field trials....
View news from New Zealand Thistle Eating Beetle Highly Rated For Control
NEW ZEALAND – Graziers could have an insect on their side in the battle against one of New Zealand’s “worst agricultural weeds”....
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