New Zealand

Fonterra chairman announces plans to step down

Fonterra chairman announces plans to step down

Fonterra Cooperative’s chairman John Monaghan has confirmed that he will retire as a director of the Kiwi co-op when his...

March 17, 2020

Emergency services called ‘as precaution’ following Fonterra factory fire

Emergency services called ‘as precaution’ following Fonterra factory fire

Emergency services including fire and ambulance vehicles were called to a factory owned by Fonterra as a precautionary measure following...

October 17, 2019

Brexit ‘no-deal’ will have a ‘withering impact’ on the UK’s livestock sectors

Brexit ‘no-deal’ will have a ‘withering impact’ on the UK’s livestock sectors

Stakeholder groups within Northern Ireland’s beef and lamb sectors have issued a withering perspective on the threat of a ‘no-deal’...

April 10, 2019

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Checking and moving stock on the farm…with drones that bark

Farmers are increasingly using technology to try and take the hardship out of farming, with drones now taking on the...

March 8, 2019

New Zealand looks to change its export focus

New Zealand looks to change its export focus

With a limited home market of only 4.7 million people, roughly the same as the Republic of Ireland, about 95%...

July 4, 2018

Kiwi company keen to connect: Duncan Ag at this year’s ‘Ploughing’

Kiwi company keen to connect: Duncan Ag at this year’s ‘Ploughing’

Kiwi company Duncan Ag will launch its Renovator MK4 no-till drill at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Founded in 1937...

September 18, 2017

This is why Brexit will prove challenging for the North’s dairy sector

This is why Brexit will prove challenging for the North’s dairy sector

Dale Farm CEO Nick Whelan believes that Brexit could prove challenging for the North’s dairy sector. He said that outsiders...

May 8, 2017

Fraudster scams €1,000s from victims hoping to work in New Zealand

Fraudster scams €1,000s from victims hoping to work in New Zealand

A fraudster scammed €1,000s from his victims who were hoping to work for agricultural contractors in New Zealand, listeners to RTE’s...

March 16, 2017

Fonterra: Growing market for low-lactose Whole Milk Powder

Fonterra: Growing market for low-lactose Whole Milk Powder

Fonterra is looking to capture more a new market with its novel low-lactose instant whole milk powder. NZMP, Fonterra’s ingredients business,...

March 13, 2017

Hundreds of unclaimed bull semen straws set to be destroyed in New Zealand

Hundreds of unclaimed bull semen straws set to be destroyed in New Zealand

Close to 500 New Zealand farmers have been urged by genetics company CRV Ambreed to claim their bull semen stock, before...

March 12, 2017

Pics: Would you be interested in this 500ha farm in New Zealand?

Pics: Would you be interested in this 500ha farm in New Zealand?

A dairy and beef farm with close to 540ha of rolling countryside has recently being placed up for auction in...

February 7, 2017

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

White butter is taking off in the Middle East

Fonterra’s Research and Development Centre has developed a new white butter product to meet growing demand from manufacturers in the...

January 29, 2017

30% fall in New Zealand sheep numbers in the past decade

30% fall in New Zealand sheep numbers in the past decade

The number of sheep in New Zealand has fallen by 30% in the past decade, figures released by Statistics New...

January 22, 2017

A 15-year journey – From Co. Monaghan to milking 480 cows in New Zealand

A 15-year journey – From Co. Monaghan to milking 480 cows in New Zealand

Hailing from Co. Monaghan, Olin Greenan is a shining example of what can be achieved in just 15 years of...

January 22, 2017

Kiwi milk output ‘will struggle’ over the coming months

Kiwi milk output ‘will struggle’ over the coming months

Poor spring weather, rather than the effect of the recent earthquake, will determine the scale of New Zealand milk output...

December 27, 2016

New Zealand bull could blow world’s smallest bull competiton wide open

New Zealand bull could blow world’s smallest bull competiton wide open

A bull in New Zealand maybe the shortest bull in the world, standing at just 28 inches tall from hoof...

December 14, 2016

Kiwi dairy operation which milks over 3,000 cows to go under the hammer

Kiwi dairy operation which milks over 3,000 cows to go under the hammer

A major dairy farming portfolio has recently been put up for sale in New Zealand, which is currently milking a herd...

December 12, 2016

New Zealand’s ‘largest farmer’ to sell off 10 farms totalling 11,650ha

New Zealand’s ‘largest farmer’ to sell off 10 farms totalling 11,650ha

State-owned farming business Landcorp is set to sell off 10 farms in New Zealand totalling close to 11,650ha over the...

December 5, 2016