New Zealand

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

Fonterra gain access to Kiwi dairy farmers who were forced to dump milk

Fonterra gain access to Kiwi dairy farmers who were forced to dump milk

New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra has gained access to dairy farms in the Kaikoura region on the South Island nearly...

December 4, 2016

Lamb rescued after being trapped in New Zealand earthquake chasm

Lamb rescued after being trapped in New Zealand earthquake chasm

A lamb has been rescued after being trapped for five days in a hole caused by the recent earthquake in New...

December 1, 2016

Fonterra battles to gain access to dairy farms following earthquake

Fonterra battles to gain access to dairy farms following earthquake

New Zealand dairy processor Fonterra continues to battle to get its milk collection services back to normal, as 22 dairy...

November 22, 2016

New Zealand dairy farmers may have to dispose of their milk after earthquake

New Zealand dairy farmers may have to dispose of their milk after earthquake

Some New Zealand dairy farms that remain without power, or those that cannot be reached by tankers due to road...

November 15, 2016

New Zealand earthquake could be a factor in tomorrow’s Global Dairy Trade

New Zealand earthquake could be a factor in tomorrow’s Global Dairy Trade

The recent earthquake in New Zealand could further upward pressure on the prices paid at tomorrow’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT)...

November 14, 2016

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Video: Cattle left stranded following earthquake in New Zealand

Three cattle were left stranded on a land island, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on the south island of New Zealand....

November 14, 2016

Video: One dairy farmer gives rousing milking speech to his herd

Video: One dairy farmer gives rousing milking speech to his herd

This Australian dairy farmer is taking no prisoners as he gears up for the spring milking season, giving a rousing...

October 17, 2016

Flying the flag for New Zealand at this year’s ploughing

Flying the flag for New Zealand at this year’s ploughing

Irish farmers can benefit from the innovation of the ‘Kiwi’ agri-tech sectors, according to Andrew White, a European director of...

September 24, 2016

500 in-calf dairy cows stolen in mass cattle theft in New Zealand

500 in-calf dairy cows stolen in mass cattle theft in New Zealand

500 in-calf dairy cows have been reported stolen on New Zealand’s south island, with the owners holding little hope of getting...

August 30, 2016

Fonterra increases its farmgate milk price forecast

Fonterra increases its farmgate milk price forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50c to $4.75/kgMS. When combined with the...

August 25, 2016

Financial boost for Fonterra farmers with further dividend payment

Financial boost for Fonterra farmers with further dividend payment

Fonterra Co-op has announced that it will pay a further 10c/share of its previously announced 2015/16 forecast dividend of 40c/share. Fonterra had already...

August 18, 2016

Glyphosate an unlikely carcinogen to humans – new report finds

Glyphosate an unlikely carcinogen to humans – new report finds

Glyphosate is unlikely to be carcinogenic to humans, a new report on the herbicide commissioned by the Environmental Protection Authority...

August 11, 2016

New Zealand sheep numbers drop as the beef herd increases

New Zealand sheep numbers drop as the beef herd increases

New Zealand’s sheep flock has decreased 3% on the 2014-2015 season to 28.3m head, with drought and outbreaks of facial...

August 9, 2016

Global milk production appears to be stabilising

Global milk production appears to be stabilising

Global milk production is beginning to stabilise, with the combined milk production of the five key exporting regions, the EU,...

August 3, 2016

Why they’re also worried about Brexit in New Zealand

Why they’re also worried about Brexit in New Zealand

If the Brexit goes ahead New Zealand could lose its best ally in its struggle against European agricultural protectionism. With...

June 21, 2016

New rules brought in to combat bobby calf abuse in New Zealand

New rules brought in to combat bobby calf abuse in New Zealand

New animal welfare regulations are to come into effect in New Zealand which relate to the treatment of bobby calves,...

June 12, 2016

New Zealand grain prices fall on the back of dairy price downturn

New Zealand grain prices fall on the back of dairy price downturn

New Zealand grain prices have fallen on the back of the dairy downturn, Guy Wigley, Chairman of Federated Farmers Arable...

June 2, 2016