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31 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Second Case of Cattle Disease Found in South Canterbury
NEW ZEALAND - The farm, and the property where the first case was confirmed last week, are part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group....
28 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Carbon Budgets Would Provide 'Certainty' for Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which recommends New Zealand approach climate change in a similar manner to the United Kingdom....
27 July 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sales to China Boost Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy exports to China were up 102 per cent in value to reach NZ$373 million ($277 million) in June, and up 63 per cent in quantity, which boosts the country's exports, its statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday....
25 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Outbreak Discovered on Canterbury Dairy Farm
NEW ZEALAND - A South Canterbury dairy farm is in lockdown, after a cattle disease made its way to New Zealand's shores....
05 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Moving to 'Good Returns' from Beef Calves
NEW ZEALAND - On dairy farms, where 70 per cent of all calves are born, those not needed as dairy replacements have traditionally been sent for slaughter....
28 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Exports Rise to 3-Year High in May as Dairy Prices Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's merchandise exports rose to their highest monthly level in more than three years in May as the country benefited from rising prices for dairy exports to China....
22 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Shown to Improve Bone Health of Kiwi Children
NEW ZEALAND - New Massey University research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not involved in the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme....
21 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Drop for First Time Since March
NEW ZEALAND - The average price fell 0.8 per cent to $US3434 a tonne, while the key whole milk powder price - which determines the payout to dairy farmers - fell 3.3 per cent to $US3022....
20 June 2017
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Waits While Dairy Avoids Emissions Costs
NEW ZEALAND - While many bemoan the US’s departure from the Paris Agreement, a recent government report shows New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions are far from meeting its own commitments....
16 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Conversion Attracts Large Fine
NEW ZEALAND - A Waikato dairy farming company has received seven convictions and been fined a total of $52,500 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment and breaching council abatement notices ordering a halt to unlawful discharges....
08 June 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Driving Total Manufacturing Down
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing fell in the March 2017 quarter, although sales values rose due to higher prices, Stats NZ reports....
31 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Synlait Forecast Milk Price NZ$6.50 kgMS Next Season
NEW ZEALAND - Synlait Milk’s forecast milk price for the 2017/2018 season is $6.50 kgMS, in response to increasing confidence that dairy commodity prices are stabilising....
30 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Synlait Milk Purchases New Zealand Dairy Company
NEW ZEALAND - Synlait Milk has today announced it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC)....
16 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Unchanged Nitrogen Loss from Dairy Farms
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy industry's year-three report on its commitment to mitigating the environmental impact of farming shows it has achieved six of 13 goals that were set out in 2013 but hasn't yet made a dent in nitrogen loss, underlining the long-term...
15 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Tackling Environmental Issues, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers are tackling environmental issues head on and have made significant progress on their commitment to protecting dairy waterways, according to a new progress report....
10 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Herd Up in North Island; Down in South Island
NEW ZEALAND - After a decrease in 2015, the dairy cattle number increased 2 per cent in 2016 to reach 6.6 million, Stats NZ said today. However, this was not back to the 2014 level (6.7 million)....
03 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dollar Extends Gains as Dairy Prices Rise
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand dollar extended its gains after dairy prices rose more than expected in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction and traders looked ahead to this morning's first-quarter labour market data, which expected to show steady employment...
01 May 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Farmers Face Challenges in Election Year
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy farmers can look back on 2016/17 with a sense of relief that milk prices have bounced back from a deep slump, but the sector faces challenges this election year as water quality and immigration issues come to the fore, says Federated...
28 April 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Expansion will Hit Limits, Must Chase Value
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says there is a limit to further dairy intensification in New Zealand and growing exports in the future will depend more on increasing the value of products rather than the volume....
25 April 2017
View news from New Zealand New Livestock Finance Facility Offers Flexibility
NEW ZEALAND - A new seasonal livestock finance facility is aiming to address a gap in the market for low cost and flexible borrowing....
13 April 2017
View news from New Zealand NZX Dairy Futures Trade in Record Volumes
NEW ZEALAND - Persistent heavy rain in New Zealand, the world's largest exporter of dairy products, spurred record trading in NZX dairy futures this week (Tuesday, 12 April) as traders bet soggy pastures heading into winter will dent future milk production....
11 April 2017
View news from New Zealand High Demand for Skilled Staff in Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - The dairy sector is calling for more people, particularly school-leavers, to consider a career in dairy given a shortage of skilled staff....
06 April 2017
View news from New Zealand China Demand Driving Rise in NZ Primary Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's primary sector exports are forecast to rise 1.4 per cent over the year to the end of June, with China being the biggest market overall, according to a government report out on Tuesday. ...
05 April 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Rebound Tips Primary Sector Exports into Growth; Beef Forecast to Drop
NEW ZEALAND - A jump in the value of dairy exports is enough to restore growth to New Zealand's 2017 primary sector exports for the June 2017 year, according to the March edition of the Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries....
30 March 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Consultants Qualify Under New Certification Scheme
NEW ZEALAND - An inaugural group of farm consultants are now qualified under the New Zealand Institute for Primary Industries Management’s Dairy Farm Systems Certification Scheme....
22 March 2017
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact
NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution...
01 March 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Add Cream to Exports
NEW ZEALAND - A rise in milk powder prices and a fall in prices of consumer electronics helped drive the terms of trade up 5.7 per cent in the December 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today....
28 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Milk Powder Exports Continue to Rise
NEW ZEALAND - Milk powder rose $48 million (7.3 per cent) in value in January 2017, despite the quantity exported falling by around 19,000 tonnes (9.4 per cent), Statistics New Zealand said today....
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