New Zealand

Strong demand for New Zealand beef into 2015

Strong demand for New Zealand beef into 2015

Strong demand for New Zealand beef from both the US and China is likely to continue into 2015. Following a...

September 18, 2014

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Farmers in New Zealand are being advised to keep a close watch on cows that have been grazing or are...

September 17, 2014

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

The start of spring this week in New Zealand marks the start of the peak milk season which will see, at its...

September 9, 2014

Fonterra to invest $555m increasing processing capacity

Fonterra to invest $555m increasing processing capacity

Fonterra’s Board has given the green light to spend NZ$555m on increasing its processing capacity to help meet global demand...

August 27, 2014

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

Forced birth (inductions) has been used as a tool to address calving pattern issues on New Zealand dairy farms for...

August 19, 2014

New Zealand finance minister says ‘corporate farming’ won’t survive

New Zealand finance minister says ‘corporate farming’ won’t survive

New Zealand’s Minister of Finance Bill English has cast doubts over the long-term viability of corporate farming in New Zealand....

August 14, 2014

Chinese company buys 34,000 acre farm in New Zealand, complete with 3 airstrips

Chinese company buys 34,000 acre farm in New Zealand, complete with 3 airstrips

Reports from New Zealand this morning are saying that a Chinese company, Shanghai Pengxin, through a New Zealand subsidiary has...

August 1, 2014

Shortening dairy cows’ gestation by 10 days

Shortening dairy cows’ gestation by 10 days

In a world-first, New Zealand’s Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) has released a new genetics solution which will shorten the period...

July 21, 2014

Managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part

Managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part

A phrase often heard in New Zealand is that ‘managing 400 cows is easy, managing staff is the difficult part’....

July 18, 2014

Carr Group acquires Elders New Zealand

Carr Group acquires Elders New Zealand

The Carr Group in New Zealand has announced that is has acquired Elders New Zealand for an undisclosed sum.  Carr...

June 20, 2014

New Zealand sheep meat production slowing

New Zealand sheep meat production slowing

After the drought-induced lower lamb crop for this season the anticipated slowdown in New Zealand lamb production is now starting...

May 30, 2014

Danone moves to cut out middle man between New Zealand and Asia, with two acquisitions

Danone moves to cut out middle man between New Zealand and Asia, with two acquisitions

In the midst of taking legal proceedings against Fonterra, french dairy group Danone is believed to be in the process...

May 1, 2014

New Zealand risks missing ‘a golden opportunity’ to grow agricultural sector

New Zealand risks missing ‘a golden opportunity’ to grow agricultural sector

New Zealand risks missing a ‘golden opportunity’  to grow its agricultural sector, and addressing this will require a coordinated, joint...

April 7, 2014

Why should New Zealand always be China’s friend?

Why should New Zealand always be China’s friend?

The news that China has struck a deal with Fonterra to establish a joint Dairy Exchange Centre may not have...

March 24, 2014

China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre

China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre

Fonterra has announced the launch of the China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre in Beijing. The Centre is a joint initiative...

March 24, 2014

Brakes could be put on expansion of New Zealand dairy sector

Brakes could be put on expansion of New Zealand dairy sector

A new independent survey shows New Zealanders believe the economy is either too heavily dependent on dairy farming (37%) or...

March 23, 2014

‘New Zealand milk production to rebound in 2014’

‘New Zealand milk production to rebound in 2014’

WORLD VIEW: New Zealand milk production in 2014 is expected to rebound from the drought depressed levels of 2013 to...

November 11, 2013

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

More dairy products from New Zealand banned in China

WORLD NEWS: More New Zealand dairy products sold to China have been banned after elevated levels of nitrates were found,...

August 19, 2013