Wednesday, June 1, 2022
New Zealand close to eradicating cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis
New Zealand is close to eradicating the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis from its herd of 10 million cattle, after a four-year effort that cost hundreds of millions of dollars and killed over 175,000 cows in the country, Associated Press rep ...
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
COVID-19, supply chain issues create volatility challenges for New Zealand's beef
Inflation in the United States, COVID-19 lockdowns and supply chain woes in China meant volatility will continue to put pressure on New Zealand beef to those key markets, Rabobank said.
Friday, April 29, 2022
New Zealand plans to amend its dairy law
The New Zealand government said it plans to amend the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) to support Fonterra Co-Operative Group's shift to a new capital structure that would make it easier for new farmers to join the cooperative, ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
New Zealand agri-tech startup's cattle smart tags set for large scale trials
New Zealand-based agri-tech startup ProTag's cattle smart tags are set for large scale trials later this year following a NZD 1 million investment to fast track the development of the smart ear tag sensors, which could revolutionise the cou ...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
DairyNZ backs permitting more international workers into New Zealand's dairy sector
Allowing an additional 500 international workers is a step in the right direction for New Zealand's dairy sector, DairyNZ stated.
Thursday, March 17, 2022
New Zealand Meat Board invests US$680,000 annually in to beef genetics programme
The New Zealand Meat Board is investing up to NZD 1 million (US$680,000; NZD 1 = US$0.68) annually in the Informing New Zealand Beef (INZB) genetics programme, which is focused on increasing the use of genetics in the beef sector, New Zeala ...
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
New Zealand poultry industry affected by worker shortages due to COVID-19
Michael Brooks, New Zealand Poultry Industry Association executive director said COVID-19 has resulted in up to 45% loss of staff in some poultry processing plants in the country, RNZ New Zealand reported.
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Free trade agreement a huge boost for New Zealand farmers
New Zealand's Meat Industry Association said a new free trade agreement signed between New Zealand and the UK represents a huge boost for New Zealand farmers and exporters, Rural Life New Zealand reported.
Monday, February 14, 2022
Chinese firm urges New Zealand to reverse plans to ban live animal exports
China Animal Husbandry Group is urging the New Zealand government to reverse plans to ban live animal exports, warning that bilateral relationships could be affected once the ban is enforced, Newsroom New Zealand reported.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Alliance group launches wagyu beef programme for New Zealand farmers
The Alliance Group, New Zealand's largest farmer-owned meat cooperative has launched a premium Wagyu beef offer to New Zealand farmers to raise the value of their products and fulfil customer demand in international marketplaces, Radio New ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Dairy farms in New Zealand affected by labour shortage
New Zealand's dairy sector has been hit by a labour shortage by as many as 6,000 workers because of the country's tight labour market and its closed border, Bloomberg reported.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Rise in New Zealand's beef cattle numbers in 2021
New Zealand's beef cattle numbers increased in 2021, Stats NZ said.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Regulators toughen rules for New Zealand's chicken sector to tackle salmonella
Regulators in New Zealand have tightened the rules for the country's chicken sector to try and tackle a type of salmonella linked to human illnesses.
Monday, August 30, 2021
New Zealand sees beef cattle numbers increasing by nearly 100,000 head
The total number of beef cattle in New Zealand has increased by almost 100,000 head to 3.98 million in the year ending June 30, 2021, according to Beef and Lamb NZ.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
New Zealand consortium aims to create methane vaccine for cows
New Zealand's Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium is developing a methane vaccine for cows, according to its chairman, Professor Jeremy Hill.

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