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25 January 2022
View news from New Zealand NZ dairy labour shortage spurs change to class exception scheme
The sector is short an estimated 4,000-6,000 workers...
21 January 2022
View news from New Zealand Fonterra revises milk collection forecast
Forecast dropped from 1,525 to 1,500 million kg of milk solids...
27 December 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand dairy farmers impacted by inflation
Better management of grazing, finances and people best solutions to combat rising costs...
13 December 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra to pursue growth, cut emissions
The world's biggest dairy exporter plans to invest $2.72 billion by 2030...
10 December 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra's new capital structure gets farmer approval
85.2% of farmer members voted in favour of the proposal...
03 December 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra raises 2021/22 forecast for farmgate milk price
The New Zealand-based dairy company cited strong demand, constrained global supply...
02 December 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand: Higher production, fewer cows
Total milk volume, total milk solids per and per cow production highest on record...
29 November 2021
View news from New Zealand Connecterra to launch AI technology in New Zealand
The company signed an agreement with Fonterra Co-Operative Group ...
25 October 2021
View news from New Zealand What will the UK-NZ trade deal mean for the UK beef and dairy sector?
The UK and New Zealand recently announced an "agreement in principle" for a future trade deal, but UK cattle farmers fear that they could be undercut by food imports....
06 October 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s a2 Milk faces lawsuit over misleading forecasts
a2 Milk Co Ltd said on Wednesday 6 October that Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has filed a class action lawsuit against the dairy firm on behalf of investors that alleges that a2 issued misleading production forecasts....
05 October 2021
View news from New Zealand New immigration law opens door for 4,000 New Zealand dairy workers to become Kiwis
DairyNZ says the Government’s long-awaited decision to provide a pathway to residency is exciting news for thousands of eligible dairy farm workers....
17 September 2021
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ: winter grazing rules must be practical on-farm
Proposed changes to winter grazing regulations released by Government today appear to be a sensible step forward, but DairyNZ will review the fine print to help deliver rules that work on-farm....
08 September 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Synlait Milk in talks to cut headcount by 15%
New Zealand's Synlait Milk is discussing with staff and union representatives a proposal to cut its headcount by 15%, or around 150 jobs....
26 August 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's a2 Milk to double down on China after profit plunges 80%
New Zealand's a2 Milk is warning of continuing uncertainty in supply chains and growth in its top market China, and said it plans to double down on the world's most populous country after it reported a near 80% plunge in profit....
09 August 2021
View news from New Zealand 2019-2020 Economic Survey: farmer resilience amid price volatility and unpredictable weather
The DairyNZ 2019-20 Economic Survey released today shows farmer resilience to the challenges of COVID-19, price volatility and unpredictable weather, with a positive year for milk production and farm businesses....
View news from New Zealand Latest M. bovis TAG report shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease
The latest report from the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response shows New Zealand is on track to eradicate the disease....
19 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Farmers protesting on tractors take to the streets of New Zealand
Farmers in New Zealand drove their tractors to the city on 16 July in a protest demanding the government loosen its environmental policies and climate change regulations which they say are hurting their businesses....
16 July 2021
View news from New Zealand Science helps to cook the "perfect steak"; Artificial Intelligence used to create unique recipes
AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the "perfect steak"; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes....
14 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand will stop livestock exports due to animal welfare concerns
New Zealand said on 14 April that it will stop the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years, citing animal welfare concerns for a decision that will affect major trading partners including Australia and China....
12 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Synlait Milk CEO to step down amid economic uncertainty
Synlait Milk Ltd says that its chief executive, Leon Clement, will step down at the end of April and that the company’s co-founder would take an interim leadership role....
08 April 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Fonterra completes sale of two China farms
Fonterra has completed the sale of its two wholly owned China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian....
16 February 2021
View news from New Zealand Research says New Zealand dairy is world’s most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world’s lowest carbon footprint – at half the emissions of other international producers....
26 January 2021
View news from New Zealand DairyNZ supports proposed winter grazing solutions
DairyNZ supports recommendations to the Government from an advisory group looking to improve winter grazing rules for farmers and achieve better environmental outcomes....
25 January 2021
View news from New Zealand New Zealand dairy sector has record year, with total milksolids production at a record high
The DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) statistics show that in the 2019-20 season, New Zealand dairy companies processed 21.1 billion litres of milk containing 1.90 billion kilograms of milksolids (kg MS)...
11 January 2021
View news from New Zealand Fonterra, Nestlé, DairyNZ team up to expand plantain trial for dairy diets to reduce GHG emissions
Incorporating certain varieties of plantain into a cow’s diet has been shown to reduce the nitrogen concentration in their urine, which can leach through soil into groundwater....
28 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand M. bovis eradication on target, but still work to do
On 21 July 2017, diagnostic samples taken from a South Canterbury, New Zealand dairy herd tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis). This bacterium had never previously been found in New Zealand. Since then, significant progress has been made in...
27 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand updates TB Testing Program
Starting February 9, 2021, OSPRI is managing New Zealand's TB eradication through an updated testing programme, placing greater focus on higher risk areas while maintaining nationwide disease surveillance...
07 December 2020
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Fonterra lifts lower end of 2020-2021 farmgate milk price forecast
Dairy company Fonterra lifted the lower end of its 2020-2021 forecast range on 4 December, increasing the price it pays farmers for milk....
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