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27 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Navis Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Mainland Poultry
NEW ZEALAND - Private equity firm Navis Capital has acquired a majority stake in Mainland Poultry, whose businesses include New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, and is reportedly interested in buying Freshmax, the Australian-registered, NZ-based fruit...
26 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Go-ahead for Cobb grandparent project in New Zealand
SILOAM SRINGS, ARKANSAS, USA: Cobb-Vantress, Inc. has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office to proceed with the purchase of land in New Zealand to develop a facility to produce grandparent broiler breeding stock primarily for the Asia-Pacific...
06 April 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Rise in NZ Primary Exports Due to China Demand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's primary sector exports are forecast to rise 1.4 per cent over the year to the end of June, with China being the biggest market overall, according to a government report out on Tuesday. ...
21 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand SPCA-approved Eggs Under Scrutiny
NEW ZEALAND - Consumers who purchased eggs from Countdown believing they were free-range should be entitled to a refund since it has been proven they were actually caged eggs, Consumer NZ says....
15 March 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand MP Urges Commerce Commission to Look Into Egg Labelling
NEW ZEALAND - Green Party MP Mojo Mathers has written to the Commerce Commission asking it to inquire into the alleged mislabelling of eggs laid in cages as “free-range”, the Green Party said today....
28 July 2016
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
12 May 2016
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Poultry Litter Not to Blame for Weed Incursion, NZ Farm Group Says
NEW ZEALAND - After an incursion of the invasive velvetleaf crop weed in New Zealand, the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) has said the source is not chicken litter....
14 April 2016
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
11 November 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand EU, New Zealand Boost Trade with New Veterinary Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - Technical amendments to the EU-New Zealand Agreement on sanitary measures in live animals and animal products have recently been made to boost existing trade relations. ...
27 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
01 July 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Australasian Poultry Conference Open for Registration
NEW ZEALAND - Registration is now open for the upcoming Australasian Veterinary Poultry Association (AVPA) and Commercial Poultry Veterinarians (CPV) joint conference in Queenstown in October....
08 June 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Hobby Farmer Fined Thousands for Illegal Egg Imports
NEW ZEALAND - A chicken enthusiast put the New Zealand poultry industry and native bird population at risk by attempting to illegally import live eggs for her hobby, and was fined NZ$45,000....
08 May 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Animal Welfare Amendment Bill Passes Final Reading
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Amendment Bill received unanimous support during its third and final reading in Parliament this week....
02 April 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ$7.8 Million Allocated for Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - 29 new projects have been approved for NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
13 February 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Government Offers Tax Relief for Drought-Affected Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the Inland Revenue’s decision to exercise its income equalisation discretion to help provide relief for drought-affected farmers in the eastern South Island....
23 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers than financial....
22 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Fall in Fuel Prices Should Mean Lower Costs for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - The continuing fall in fuel prices should be reflected in lower farm input costs, Federated Farmers believes....
14 January 2015
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ Agritech Sector Worth NZ$1.2 Billion
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's agritechnology sector was worth approximately NZ$1.2 billion in 2013 according to new research into the size, value and future potential of the sector....
29 September 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Eggs from Enriched Colonies or Free Range: Do You Know What You Are Buying?
NEW ZEALAND - A Big Dutchman customer has been on 'Campbell Live' on Kiwi TV, educating viewers about egg production systems....
18 September 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Activists Target Pig and Egg Farm
NEW ZEALAND - An animal rights activist has reportedly been arrested ending a political protest at a pig and egg farm near Dunedin....
02 September 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Factory Farming Debaters to Look Chicken in the Eye
NEW ZEALAND - MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate to the MPs what little space is afforded...
26 August 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Poultry Industry Weighs in on Labour Policy
NEW ZEALAND - The poultry industry says abolishing factory farming would mean a hike in egg and chicken prices for the consumer....
05 August 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Farm Owner Sentenced to Home Detention for False Labelling of Eggs
NEW ZEALAND - John Garnett, owner of now-defunct Northland egg producer Forest Hill Farm, has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and 200 hours community service in the Whangarei District Court today for falsely packaging and selling cage eggs...
31 July 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Aviagen Sees Continued Improvement in Broiler Performance Traits
NEW ZEALAND - While genetic progress in broiler chicken biological performance and welfare traits has been remarkable, the potential to naturally select for even more improvement to these traits has not yet been exhausted. With the implementation of more...
17 June 2014
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand Poultry Meat Firm Aims for Further Global Growth
NEW ZEALAND - Hot on the heels of being named New Zealand’s 'Supreme Exporter', chicken and turkey meat processor, Tegel, says it intends to continue its global growth....
 
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