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ENTRIES OPEN IN 2015 DAIRY INDUSTRY AWARDS
20 Oct 2014
Entries are now being accepted in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, including the New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions. All...
ENTRIES OPEN IN 2015 DAIRY INDUSTRY AWARDS

Record turnout in wool referendum, levy narrowly declined
16 Oct 2014
Electionz.com has released the final result of the Wool Levy Referendum and wool growers have voted 42.81% to 57.19% against the levy while the weighted vote from larger enterprises was against the levy 40.12% to 59.88%. The record voter turnout...

Wool Levy voted down in preliminary results
14 Oct 2014
Sheep farmers have narrowly turned down the chance for a Wool Commodity Levy, with the final results to be announced tomorrow. “Whilst we are disappointed in the result, we are pleased with the voter turn out of 47%, which was larger the...
Wool Levy voted down in preliminary results

Ravensdown to open new Hornby office
09 Oct 2014
Fertiliser manufacturer Ravensdown is spending more than $20 million on new office headquarters and a revamp of its supply line as it concentrates operations in the Christchurch suburb of Hornby.
Ravensdown to open new Hornby office

Last chance to vote, for NZ sheep farmers
08 Oct 2014
Sheep farmers have only three days left to vote for the Wool Levy Referendum, closing at 2pm this Friday, 10 October. “This is the final call for sheep farmers to decide the future of their wool industry on Friday,” says Rick Powdrell,...
Last chance to vote, for NZ sheep farmers

Westland Milk not satisfied with record result
01 Oct 2014
Westland Milk Products has reported record group revenue for the 2013-14 financial year of $830 million, up 46 per cent on the previous year.
Westland Milk not satisfied with record result

Tatua’s tremendous trifecta
30 Sep 2014
Tatua members of Federated Farmers are welcoming an all time record payout by a New Zealand milk processor at $9 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2013/14 season, with the in-season forecast for 2014/15 standing at $6.50 kg/MS. ...
Tatua’s tremendous trifecta

Opportunities for those that apply in Dairy Awards
25 Sep 2014
The 2014 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year, Ruth Hone, says the awards provide opportunities for those that apply themselves. Miss Hone, aged 24, won $18,000 in prizes when she became the first female to win the trainee title at the New...
Opportunities for those that apply in Dairy Awards

Synlait payout a good news/bad news story
22 Sep 2014
Synlait’s confirmation of a total payout of $8.31 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), for the 2013/14 season, starts the ball rolling for company and cooperative results this week, with the company dropping its 2014/15 season forecast to $5 kg/MS...
Synlait payout a good news/bad news story

Robotic sheepdogs unlikely, Kiwi farmers say
19 Sep 2014
At the risk of being out of step with technology, Federated Farmers is dubious robotic sheepdogs will replace the real thing anytime soon. Reported late last month, European academics believe they have created an algorithm simulating sheepdog...
Robotic sheepdogs unlikely, Kiwi farmers say

Farm training handed fail mark from farmers
02 Sep 2014
The state of training in the agricultural industry has come under fire by farmers who claim the qualifications being given to students lacked value and credibility.
Farm training handed fail mark from farmers

Westland farmers braced for hard season
29 Aug 2014
Farmer-shareholders of the dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, will be watching spending very closely as the country’s number two dairy cooperative has cut 60 cents per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS) to a range of $5.40 - $5.80 kg/MS before...
Westland farmers braced for hard season

Common sense required with stock on roads
26 Aug 2014
Federated Farmers is calling for drivers and farmers to exercise caution when it comes to stock on or grazing near roads. “When it comes to stock and public roads, there is an elevation of risk and likewise responsibility for both the farmer...
Common sense required with stock on roads

Rustlers hit Auckland’s Cornwall Park
12 Aug 2014
Federated Farmers is shocked, but unsurprised, rustlers have targeted sheep on Auckland’s Cornwall Park. The Federation is hopeful legislation tightening penalties around the crime will be introduced in the new Parliament. “Sadly a pregnant ewe...
Rustlers hit Auckland’s Cornwall Park

Labour’s water crusade
08 Aug 2014
Federated Farmers is asking why the Hon David Cunliffe is talking about helping regional economies on one hand, while announcing new taxes on those same regions to knock them back on the other. “This is a thinly disguised anti-farming policy...
Labour’s water crusade

Ravensdown drops net debt
06 Aug 2014
Fertiliser co-operative Ravensdown has strengthened its balance sheet with the lowest debt levels in a decade.
Ravensdown drops net debt

The other face of foreign ownership
06 Aug 2014
The generosity of foreign investors has created New Zealand’s largest ever private land protection agreement at 53,000 hectares; equivalent to 240 Cornwall Park/One Tree Hill Domains. “It is exciting that a Queen Elizabeth II covenant now...
The other face of foreign ownership

GlobalDairyTrade not ‘milk and disaster’
06 Aug 2014
The latest decline in the benchmark GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) online auction continues a trend expected by Federated Farmers. “We’d love to see a plus sign for a change but at least it seems to be tracking in the direction Rabobank has...
GlobalDairyTrade not ‘milk and disaster’

Farmers concerned over Lochinver sale
03 Aug 2014
While Federated Farmers supports positive overseas investment into New Zealand’s farming system, it is concerned the potential sale of Lochinver Station to Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited, may not provide sufficient benefit to New Zealand. ...
Farmers concerned over Lochinver sale

Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit
30 Jul 2014
The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS). ...
Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Dairying’s legal footprint continues to improve
28 Jul 2014
Federated Farmers is happy to see the legal footprint of New Zealand’s dairy industry continue to improve based on figures obtained by The Dominion Post. “We are very happy to see prosecutions heading in the right direction,” says Dr William...
Dairying’s legal footprint continues to improve

Semen collecting is tricky and dangerous
28 Jul 2014
Working with penises, semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says a bull whisperer.
Semen collecting is tricky and dangerous

FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games
24 Jul 2014
PREMIERING THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER to 16th SEPTEMBER 2014. Awarded by the FEI every four years alternating with the Summer Olympic Games, the FEI World Equestrian Games are the true World Championships of Equestrianism. They comprise all Seven...
FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games

Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl
24 Jul 2014
Federated Farmers is thrilled that common sense has prevailed in the Horowhenua District Council’s unanimous decision to adopt a rates remission for farms being rezoned as urban. “Due to the urban sprawl, farmers are increasingly being...
Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications
21 Jul 2014
Dairy farmer confidence ebbs while meat and fibre farmers remain positive A slump in dairy farmers’ confidence has seen Federated Farmers’ new-season Farm Confidence Survey move into negative territory, with pessimists outnumbering optimists...
New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications

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