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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....
19 April 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Gain for First Time in Five Auctions
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction, gaining for the first time in five events, amid strong demand....
10 April 2018
View news from New Zealand Rabobank: China's Import Program, Weather-impacted NZ Season Perfect Ingredients for Short-term Rally
NEW ZEALAND - A robust import programme by Chinese buyers, combined with a weather-impacted New Zealand season, were the perfect ingredients for the short-term rally in Q1 2018....
05 April 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, dragged lower by an unexpected plunge in anhydrous milk fat....
27 March 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Certainty for Infected Properties; Farmers Urged to Comply with NAIT
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced that all cattle on properties infected with the Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) cattle disease will be culled and the farmers' losses compensated....
26 March 2018
View news from New Zealand 22,000 M.bovis-infected Cattle to be Culled
NEW ZEALAND - Tens of thousands of New Zealand cattle infected with the mycoplasma bovis disease will be culled, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has revealed....
23 March 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
21 March 2018
View news from New Zealand Fonterra CEO Resigns as Dairy Giant Announces Gross Loss in H1 Results
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra CEO has resigned and is to step down later this year as Theo Speirings held the helm of the world's largest dairy exporting company for nearly seven years, a statement said on Wednesday....
19 March 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Manufacturer Plans to List on ASX
NEW ZEALAND - The owners of a South Island dairy manufacturer plan to list their company on the Australian Securities Exchange, raising as much as A$20 million to expand....
07 March 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Slip for Second Straight Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices fell at the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, with whole milk powder declining amid an increase in supply....
01 March 2018
View news from New Zealand M. bovis Costs Predicted to be $100m
NEW ZEALAND - The total cost of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is projected to be almost $100 million....
28 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Mycoplasma bovis Continues to Spread in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - Another case of the cattle disease has been found - taking the total up to 25 infected farms....
16 February 2018
View news from New Zealand DIRA Bill Good Move for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers is pleased to see that the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (DIRA) has finally made it through Parliament....
15 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill Passed
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA)....
05 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Another Farm Tests Positive for Cattle Disease
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed another farm has tested positive for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis....
30 January 2018
View news from New Zealand Fears Over M. Bovis Stop Farmers Showcasing Cattle
NEW ZEALAND - South Island cattle breeders have had to withdraw their entries from this week's New Zealand Dairy Event, because of fears it could spread the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis....
17 January 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Climb Amid Concern About Drop in Supply
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction amid concern about a decline in New Zealand’s supply following dry weather conditions....
12 January 2018
View news from New Zealand Nationwide Milk Testing for M. bovis to be Introduced
NEW ZEALAND - A milk test to find out if dairy farms carry Mycoplasma bovis will be extended nationwide as the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) works with the dairy industry to curb the spread of the disease....
09 January 2018
View news from New Zealand Positive Test for Cattle Disease at Ashburton Farm
NEW ZEALAND - The cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected on an Ashburton dairy farm, bringing to 14 the total number of infected properties nationwide. ...
05 January 2018
View news from New Zealand Engender Moves to Commercialisation of Genetic Dairy Tech
NEW ZEALAND - Engender Technologies, the agricultural technology company spun out of Auckland University, is moving to scale up its sex-selection product for the dairy industry to full commercialisation in the next 18 months and is targeting the US$2...
20 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Retreat
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices slid at the Global Dairy Trade auction, with an unexpected decline in the price of whole milk powder....
14 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Dip in Dairy Cattle Numbers; Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle dipped 2 per cent from 6.6 million in June 2016 to 6.5 million in June 2017, Stats NZ said today....
12 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
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