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Poultry Industry News: New Zealand

16 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand New Zealand venture supports Cobb’s Asia growth strategy
Cobb-Vantress is one step closer to beginning construction on its new operation in New Zealand after a recent groundbreaking at the site. The facility is expected to create around 100 jobs and is located in Rontongaro, near Huntly, South Auckland on 368...
14 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Mainland Poultry Sale to Australians to Add Jobs, Upgrade Production
NEW ZEALAND - The sale of Dunedin-based Mainland Poultry to an Australian investment fund has been confirmed by the Overseas Investment Office for a price "exceeding $100 million"....
03 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ Applauds Nestlė's Global Cage-egg Free Commitment
NEW ZEALAND - Nestlė, the world’s largest food company, has announced its commitment to eliminate cages from its egg supply chain worldwide. This policy will be adopted by all of Nestlė’s locations in 189 countries....
02 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand 75% of Mainland Poultry Bought by Navis Capital
NEW ZEALAND - Private equity firm Navis Capital ended up with 75 per cent of Mainland Poultry, New Zealand’s biggest egg producer, after existing shareholders led by managing director Michael Guthrie sold down their holdings....
25 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Federation Says Farmers Face Financial Ruin Switch to Cage-free
NEW ZEALAND - Nearly three quarters of eggs sold are from caged chickens and egg farmers are calling on supermarkets to continue selling them....
22 September 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Waikato Could Soon Have Biggest Egg Factory Farm in NZ
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, wants to build a massive industrial chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini in the Waikato....
07 July 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ's Largest Free Range Egg Producer to Start Stamping Eggs
NEW ZEALAND - The country's largest free range egg producer has begun stamping its eggs with a mark of origin....
23 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand NZ Appetite for Chicken Breast Meat Soars
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders' appetite for chicken breast meat has soared, as poultry eclipses mince as the preferred protein in the supermarket meat aisle....
08 June 2017
Poultry Industry News from New Zealand Total Manufacturing Driven Down by Meat, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing fell in the March 2017 quarter, although sales values rose due to higher prices, Stats NZ reports....
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....
 
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