Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Comvita Medi-Bee Manuka Honey is true to label: the only product to pass the latest investigation Comvita, the international natural health products company, and the leading manufacturer of UMF(R) Manuka Honey, today announces that their product, Medi-Bee Manuka Honey is the only product to have passed the scientific investigation by The Grocer Magazine into potentially fraudulent Manuka honey. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070714/comvita_medi_bee_manuka_honey_is_true_to_label_the_only_product_to_pass_the_latest_investigation.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farms flooded A jet ski is the best way to get around one Motukarara dairy farm. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270613/dairy_farms_flooded_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers stranded in snow Civil Defence authorities sent a helicopter into Central Otago today to check on families who have been isolated for four days by heavy snow. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270613/farmers_stranded_in_snow.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry welfare The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) in New Zealand is seeking public consultation on proposed changes to the Layer Hens Code of Welfare 2012. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260613/poultry_welfare_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Poultry welfare The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) in New Zealand is seeking public consultation on proposed changes to the Layer Hens Code of Welfare 2012. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250613/poultry_welfare_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT $30 million dairy investment Improvements at the Whareroa site in Taranaki are down to a basic need to store more milk, stemming from Fonterra’s strategy to target increasing exports, Logistics Director, Mark Leslie explained. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240613/_million_dairy_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Big money for dairy cattle The recent Royal Presentation sale saw a new benchmark set for elite dairy cattle prices in New Zealand. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210613/big_money_for_dairy_cattle.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm Focus Day Making the most of a higher milk price will be the focus of discussion at a Northland Focus Farm field day in Okaihau on July 2. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/farm_focus_day_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT A very special farming lady After winning a national speech competition, North Otago farmer Jenny Malcolm had more than one reason to thank her family. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190613/a_very_special_farming_lady.aspx odt.co.nz Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Debt in the dairy sector New Zealand's dairy sector debt nearly tripled over the past decade to $30.5 billion in 2012 and some farmers will have difficulty servicing their loans in the year ahead, despite the prospect of a higher milk price, the Ministry for Primary Industries said. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190613/debt_in_the_dairy_sector_.aspx odt.co.nz Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Sheepdog trials Lawrence farmer Graeme Dickie secured his second national title at the recent New Zealand sheep dog trial championships at Taupo. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190613/sheepdog_trials_.aspx odt.co.nz Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Field Days and farming Fieldays will be in a really good mood this year, reckons Brett Maber. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130613/field_days_and_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Wairarapa dairy robbed with machete Police are seeking two men who robbed a Masterton dairy armed with a machete. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110613/wairarapa_dairy_robbed_with_machete_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The dairy giants Farmers have been notified of a forecast price of NZ$6 and $6.30 per kilogram of milk solids. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040613/the_dairy_giants_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farming in China Dairy giant Fonterra has the ambitious target of producing up to one billion litres of milk from 30 farms in China by 2020, to cater for the massive burgeoning demand by Chinese for dairy products. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050613/dairy_farming_in_china_.aspx odt.co.nz Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Crafter Farms saga The pair behind the failed Crafar Farms bid could lose millions of dollars worth of real estate in Auckland and rural Manawatu. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050613/the_crafter_farms_saga_.aspx nzherald Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Problems with Chinese meat ban Federated Farmers says it's absolutely vital the issue with meat exports into China is resolved urgently. The Government says it's working to sort out what it describes as a technical issue - preventing tens of millions of dollars' worth of product moving beyond Chinese ports. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270513/problems_with_chinese_meat_ban.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy development helping environment A controversial dairying development near Omarama is leading the way with its environmental practices. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/310513/dairy_development_helping_environment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Results of Media fearmongering and GM crops Hundreds of people marched down Riccarton Rd and obstructed traffic to protest against genetically modified crops. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300513/results_of_media_fearmongering_and_gm_crops_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Calving and technology A new piece of technology has been developed to help farmers record calving information in the paddock - rain, hail or shine - without carrying around a pad and pencil. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290513/calving_and_technology_.aspx odt.co.nz Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy farm fined $30,000 The directors of a Mangakino farming company fined $30,000 for breaches of the Resource Management Act have expressed their "shame" at being labelled dirty dairy farmers. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230513/dairy_farm_fined_.aspx farmonline.com.au Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Demand for milk in China at record levels NEW Zealand may not able to fill the future milk requirements for China. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200513/demand_for_milk_in_china_at_record_levels.aspx weeklytimesnow.com.au Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy prices Prices of dairy products extended their decline from a record high as a resurgent US dollar weighed more generally on commodity prices and concerns abated about the impact of drought in the North Island. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/dairy_prices_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers prepare for winter Warm moist April weather has resulted in welcome high-pasture growth rates and covers on the Stratford Demonstration farm, but cold May weather will now slow this down. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/farmers_prepare_for_winter.aspx nzherald Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming anf the environment Environmentalists fear the Government's proposed changes to the Resource Management Act would remove its primary focus of protecting the environment and weight it toward economic development. But many farmers will back its aim to make resource consents simpler, faster and fewer. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/farming_anf_the_environment.aspx nzherald Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming seminars Australian business and sustainability adviser and former Greenpeace International executive director Paul Gilding will speak in Dunedin this week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/farming_seminars.aspx odt.co.nz Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Global warming Write a regular column on sustainability and it's natural to discuss climate-change facts and issues from time to time. Do it often enough and the climate change deniers will be happy to tell you what they think. Letters to the editor "rebuttals" can offer some whacky stuff, but they are small potatoes compared to the well-oiled misinformation machine. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/global_warming.aspx nzherald Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Intensive croppiing The importance of communication has been stressed by those involved with Mitchell and Webster Group - the supreme winner of this year's Otago Ballance farm environment awards. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/intensive_croppiing.aspx odt.co.nz Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT New milk scandal The Ministry of Primary Industries has moved to reassure overseas consumers that New Zealand milk is safe after a Sri Lankan government minister warned it could be contaminated with radioactive chemicals. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230513/new_milk_scandal.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Drop in dairy prices Prices of dairy products fell for the first time in 10 online global auctions, led by the whole and skim milk powder as the volume on offer gained for a second session from a two-year low. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100513/drop_in_dairy_prices_.aspx nzherald Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Talking about FMD Australia and New Zealand will see defences strengthened against the threat of foot and mouth disease. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100513/talking_about_fmd.aspx nzherald Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Women in farming Sue Peoples wants to help make a difference to women involved in the dairy industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100513/women_in_farming.aspx odt.co.nz Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Organic vegetables On the edge of Hororata township at the inland edge of the Canterbury Plains Kelvin Hicks grows some of the sweetest carrots around. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070513/organic_vegetables.aspx farmonline.com.au Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT World milk production Milk production in New Zealand is down by 16.3% for March and by 40% for April from the same period last year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/060513/world_milk_production_.aspx farmersjournal.ie Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Big boost to skim milk powder prices Skimmed Milk Powder remains US$1000/t more expensive than in the US and EU. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/big_boost_to_skim_milk_powder_prices_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm wages The average farming wage is higher than for the country as a whole and living costs in rural areas are lower - yet many farms are struggling to find good workers, Federated Farmers says. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/farm_wages_.aspx nzherald Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 500 farmers take on the meat industry Farmers from throughout the North Island supported calls for the meat industry to be restructured during a meeting in Feilding. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/_farmers_take_on_the_meat_industry_.aspx stuff.co.nz Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy prices peak International dairy product prices may be close to their peak after an explosive run over the last 12 months, say economists. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/dairy_prices_peak_.aspx nzherald Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm employment survey DairyNZ people team leader, Jane Muir, says people management practices have improved greatly on-farm in recent years, but there are always opportunities to do things better. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/farm_employment_survey_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Global dairy pries Prices of dairy products recorded their smallest gain this year, edging up to a new record while suggesting the New Zealand drought-fuelled surge is abating. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/global_dairy_pries_.aspx nzherald Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Horticulture Horticulture New Zealand has had its efforts to include a Landcare report as evidence against the One Plan rejected by an Environment Court judge. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/horticulture_.aspx farmersweekly Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Simon Israel joins Fonterra board Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, has appointed Singaporean director Simon Israel to its board to replace the retiring Ralph Waters. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290413/simon_israel_joins_fonterra_board_.aspx nzherald Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT David Backhurst has returned to Invercargill to join SBS Bank David Backhurst has seen a lot of changes in Southland since first moving there in the early 1990s and then spending a decade away from the province. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230413/david_backhurst_has_returned_to_invercargill_to_join_sbs_bank_.aspx odt.co.nz Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm wages The average farming wage is higher than for the country as a whole and living costs in rural areas are lower - yet many farms are struggling to find good workers, Federated Farmers says. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230413/farm_wages_.aspx nzherald Sun, 28 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Government cover up over tainted milk Government officials sat on the DCD milk controversy for months while they held secret meetings with industry players and planned for "D-day" when the story finally broke. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220413/government_cover_up_over_tainted_milk_.aspx stuff.co.nz Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Toxic milk found in Switzerland Well, in the wake of this newest Swiss milk crisis, perhaps the biggest lesson is that you're only in trouble for as long as it takes some other unfortunate company to get in more trouble than you. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220413/toxic_milk_found_in_switzerland_.aspx nzherald Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers facing a tough winter Federated Farmers has emphasised the deleterious effects of this year’s drought following claims from finance provide Westpac that the overall economy will not be effected. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260413/farmers_facing_a_tough_winter_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Meat companies had become marketers by default The two biggest meat companies - Silver Fern Farms and Alliance Group - are both farmer-owned. They have talked about joining forces and would have 50 to 60 per cent of the product to market if they did. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260413/meat_companies_had_become_marketers_by_default.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Fonterra drop organic farmers Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, is shaking up its organics business to refocus supply in the central and lower North Island, leaving Northland organic farmers out in the cold. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230413/fonterra_drop_organic_farmers_.aspx nzherald Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Talking to a farm vet When people ask vet Dave Robertson what he does in his job, his usual reply is that he ''scans cows and talks about sheep''. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230413/talking_to_a_farm_vet_.aspx odt.co.nz Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT