Fonterra price steady

Fonterra's dairy farmers should not hold out for an increase in farmgate milk price to rescue their dismal season.

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  • Safety starts now

    The Government has had enough. A rising death and injury toll on farms has prodded it into action to make farming businesses accountable for safety, as is the case for every other employer. Neal Wallace reports WorkSafe NZ is promising an educational rather than a litigious approach.

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  • Dramatic figures show human cost

    In the three hours it took for the Otago launch of the Safer Farms project on February 20, 16 farm workers filed work-related injury claims with ACC, a statistic that reinforced farming as New Zealand’s most dangerous occupation.

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  • Judging underway for Dairy Industry Awards

    This year’s New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are in full swing, with judging underway and the first regional winners due to be announced next week.

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  • Port dispute ends but backlog stays

    Port authorities and workers on the United States west coast have reached an agreement but it will take two to three months to clear a backlog of goods, including New Zealand manufacturing beef imports.

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Pulpit – Farm-owning syndicates growing

Farm syndication is a term that includes equity farming, farm equity partnerships and is used to identify multi-investor farming entities. It is now a major part of the farming industry in New Zealand, Masterton lawyer *Brett Gould* writes.

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Feilding sale February 20

The yardings offered at Feilding have been much smaller than recent seasons with fewer than 6000 lambs penned on Friday. In spite of the lack of strength in meat schedules, there is a solid demand building for store lambs and many are waiting for rain to kick crops along.

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  • Port dispute ends but backlog stays

    Port authorities and workers on the United States west coast have reached an agreement but it will take two to three months to clear a backlog of goods, including New Zealand manufacturing beef imports.

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  • Feilding sale February 27

    The Feilding sale was just going through the motions on Friday, with as many people on the benches as there were cattle offered at just 361 head. Although 10,827 lambs were offered, historically that number is regarded as small.

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  • Fonterra price steady

    Fonterra's dairy farmers should not hold out for an increase in farmgate milk price to rescue their dismal season.

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  • Getting upwardly mobile with technology

    Dan Shand is a man with a vision – to see useful, comprehensive and integrated mobile technology adopted to grow a successful and world-leading red meat industry in New Zealand.

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Log prices up as Chinese inventories fall

New Zealand export log prices rose to a nine-month high in January as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand and local returns were bolstered by a decline in the kiwi dollar and lower shipping costs.

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  • Port dispute ends but backlog stays

    Port authorities and workers on the United States west coast have reached an agreement but it will take two to three months to clear a backlog of goods, including New Zealand manufacturing beef imports.

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  • Fonterra price steady

    Fonterra's dairy farmers should not hold out for an increase in farmgate milk price to rescue their dismal season.

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  • Farming out of the drought

    The drought can be considered broken only when there has been enough rain to take the soil to within about 15% of field capacity.

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  • Getting upwardly mobile with technology

    Dan Shand is a man with a vision – to see useful, comprehensive and integrated mobile technology adopted to grow a successful and world-leading red meat industry in New Zealand.

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Buoyant mood up north

Northland Agricultural Field Days president Lew Duggan was all smiles with "100 new exhibits and a buoyant mood among farmers" at the 31st annual event held in Dargaville last week.

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  • Dramatic figures show human cost

    In the three hours it took for the Otago launch of the Safer Farms project on February 20, 16 farm workers filed work-related injury claims with ACC, a statistic that reinforced farming as New Zealand’s most dangerous occupation.

    Read more…

  • Port dispute ends but backlog stays

    Port authorities and workers on the United States west coast have reached an agreement but it will take two to three months to clear a backlog of goods, including New Zealand manufacturing beef imports.

    Read more…

  • Fonterra price steady

    Fonterra's dairy farmers should not hold out for an increase in farmgate milk price to rescue their dismal season.

    Read more…

  • Farming out of the drought

    The drought can be considered broken only when there has been enough rain to take the soil to within about 15% of field capacity.

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New planning guide for dairy conversions

Farmers contemplating a land-use conversion to dairying can get a new online environmental “how-to” planning guide to help ensure any new farm meets the industry’s standards.

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  • Dramatic figures show human cost

    In the three hours it took for the Otago launch of the Safer Farms project on February 20, 16 farm workers filed work-related injury claims with ACC, a statistic that reinforced farming as New Zealand’s most dangerous occupation.

    Read more…

  • Getting upwardly mobile with technology

    Dan Shand is a man with a vision – to see useful, comprehensive and integrated mobile technology adopted to grow a successful and world-leading red meat industry in New Zealand.

    Read more…

  • Export values drop despite dairy and meat rises

    Total goods exports were down 9.1% to $3.7 billion in January 2015 compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand says.

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  • Sheep milk has big potential

    After a year of study, travel and developing contacts in the agricultural sector at home and aboard, the 2014 Nuffield Scholars have submitted their reports. This is the first in a series profiling each of the 2014 scholars, their experiences and their areas of particular interest.

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Poll - Farm Safety Plan

Do you have a comprehensive farm safety plan?

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Caution not panic in kill plans

Farmers are taking a cautious line on stock for processing during an increasingly dry summer, booking them for two to three weeks ahead.

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Detour on career path pays off

At just 25, Rhea Nelis is convinced she has the perfect job for life.

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