New Zealand

New Zealand to consider separate farm-level levy for methane emissions

New Zealand to consider separate farm-level levy for methane emissions

The Primary Sector Climate Action Parternship, He Waka Eke Noa, has recommended a farm-level split-gas levy to reduce emissions and sequester...

June 8, 2022

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

New Zealand accelerates efforts to lower agricultural emissions

The New Zealand government has committed NZ$710 million (€430 million) over the next four years to speed up efforts to...

May 16, 2022

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

Fonterra to expand trial on reducing methane emissions to more farms

New Zealand dairy cooperative, Fonterra, is to expand a trial which uses seaweed to reduce methane emissions from cows. In...

May 5, 2022

Technology to address environmental constraints on NZ dairy farms

Technology to address environmental constraints on NZ dairy farms

Dairy farming has been the backbone of New Zealand (NZ) for years. Recently however, the number of dairy farms has...

March 18, 2022

TAC’s advice sought on UK-NZ trade deal

TAC’s advice sought on UK-NZ trade deal

Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, has written to the Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) to request advice...

March 4, 2022

‘This deal today shows I was right to be concerned’ – NFU

‘This deal today shows I was right to be concerned’ – NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has issued a response to the signing of a free trade deal between the UK...

February 28, 2022

UK signs free trade deal with New Zealand

UK signs free trade deal with New Zealand

Following an agreement in principle last October, the UK has today (Monday, February 28) signed a post-Brexit free trade deal...

February 28, 2022

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, recently gave evidence to Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee. He...

February 8, 2022

Westminster is being disingenuous to UK farmers – LMC chief executive

Westminster is being disingenuous to UK farmers – LMC chief executive

There is now a total disconnect between the UK’s trade, climate-change and food-standards policies, according to Livestock and Meat Commission...

November 12, 2021

UK-NZ free trade deal: How it affects the agricultural community

UK-NZ free trade deal: How it affects the agricultural community

Following 16 months of negotiations, the Prime Ministers of the UK and New Zealand – Boris Johnson and Jacinda Ardern...

October 21, 2021

Shortage of lamb imports forecast for the UK Christmas period

Shortage of lamb imports forecast for the UK Christmas period

Lamb imports for the Christmas period look likely to be tight, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....

October 12, 2021

UK nears trade deal with New Zealand

UK nears trade deal with New Zealand

A trade deal between the UK and New Zealand could see both countries ditch tariffs as high as 10% on...

August 23, 2021

Pics: Trapped cow hoisted free from Kiwi rotary parlour

Pics: Trapped cow hoisted free from Kiwi rotary parlour

A crane had to be brought in to rescue a trapped cow from the centre of a rotary milking parlour...

August 5, 2021

‘Quarantine drench critical in light of ever-growing drench resistance’

‘Quarantine drench critical in light of ever-growing drench resistance’

“There are so many resistant worms out there that farmers are now much more likely to import them onto their...

May 21, 2021

Global dairy markets: ‘Steady as she goes’ according to AHDB

Global dairy markets: ‘Steady as she goes’ according to AHDB

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) is confirming that global dairy markets will remain strong in the short-term, which...

May 14, 2021

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

The New Zealand government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of...

April 15, 2021

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output to fall by 10%

New Zealand milk output will fall by 10% by 2030 as the country’s dairy industry confronts the combined challenge of...

March 1, 2021

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand commits to 7-year IPM programme for tillage sector

New Zealand’s tillage, horticulture and vegetable sectors have embarked on a seven-year programme, which should lead to the widespread implementation...

January 25, 2021