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Friday, May 08, 2015
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....
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Boost for New Sustainable Farming Projects
NEW ZEALAND - The new Zealand government is to grant NZ$7.8 million in new funding over four years through the Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF), to 29 new farming projects....
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Asian Markets Driving Growth for NZ Food Exports
NEW ZEALAND - Consumer demand in East and South East Asia for high value foods and beverages is driving export growth and diversification, a new Government report shows....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tegel Aims for Further Global Growth in Poultry Meat
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....
Thursday, May 15, 2014
NZ Food Prices up in April on More Expensive Eggs, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand food prices rose in April, snapping two declines, as eggs and dairy products lifted grocery bills in the month, though inflation remained contained as the strong kiwi dollar kept a lid on imported prices. ...
Monday, April 21, 2014
New Zealand to Establish Food Safety Science Research Centre
NEW ZEALAND – Expressions of interest have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre in New Zealand....
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Massey Study Shows Broilers Do Well on Coarsely Ground Maize
NEW ZEALAND - Coarsely ground maize (corn) in the diet of broilers had beneficial effects on growth and gut microflora when it was fed to birds aged 11 to 35 days to replace ground maize. There were some adverse effects on carcase yields....
Friday, February 21, 2014
Pork Industry Pushes for Country of Origin Labelling
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand consumers want to know where their food comes from and NZPork believes they have a right to that information, CEO of NZPork, Owen Symmans told the Primary Production Select Committee today (this week)....
Monday, February 03, 2014
Trade Agreement Must Eliminate Tariffs
NEW ZEALAND - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) must include total elimination of tariffs on agricultural and seafood products, according to leading New Zealand food producers....
Friday, December 20, 2013
Supreme Court Dismisses Pork Industry Board Appeal
NEW ZEALAND - The Supreme Court has dismissed the Pork Industry Board's appeal which challenged the Ministry for Primary Industries' decision to issue import health standards for pork. ...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
New Zealand Exporting Chicken to Faraway Markets
NEW ZEALAND - Leading poultry producer Tegel Foods is aiming to expand its export markets, but first it had to extend the shelf life of its products to overcome the long-distance travel from New Zealand....
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Strong New Zealand Dollar Concern for Meat Exporters
NEW ZEALAND – Drought impacts are being exacerbated as a high NZ dollar pouts pressure on exporters. ...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Green Party Claims Cruelty in Chicken Farming Shown in New Study
NEW ZEALAND - The Green Party is calling for changes to the Animal Welfare Act to end cruel farming practices, including factory farming chickens for meat....
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Vigil for Chicken Industry Victims
NEW ZEALAND - A vigil was held in Auckland on Sunday, 18 August, to commemorate the millions of New Zealand chickens that suffer short and brutal lives when raised for meat. ...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Union Warning over In-house Meat Inspection
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s largest trades union representing government officials and state enterprise workers has warned that if meat inspection is allowed to go in-house the industry runs the risk of a food safety scare to match the recent Fonterra...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
New Zealand Poultry Processor Invests in MTech Software
NEW ZEALAND - MTech Systems — the global supplier of software for poultry, pig and animal feed industries — has reached agreement to supply Van Den Brink Poultry, one of the largest chicken processors in New Zealand. ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
NZ Sushi Company Switches to Free Range Chicken
NEW ZEALAND - NZ’s most successful sushi company, St Pierre’s Sushi, who introduced Kiwis to sushi in 1984, are set to revolutionise the fast food market once more by being the first major fast food chain in NZ to offer free-range chicken on their...
Friday, March 08, 2013
Farm Profitability to Drop This Season
NEW ZEALAND – Predictions put 2012/13 farm profits 54 per cent lower on last season, according to Beef and Lamb NZ’s Economic Service....
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Massey Study Examines Success in Campylobacter Reduction
NEW ZEALAND - Researchers based at Massey University have shown how molecular-based surveillance has contributed to the reduction in cases of foodborne disease from Campylobacter in the country since 2008. ...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Food Prices Rise 1.9 per cent in January
NEW ZEALAND - Food prices rose 1.9 per cent in the January month, and were up 0.8 per cent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today (Thursday). ...
Friday, February 01, 2013
Rabobank Gives Support to Red Meat Collaboration Programme
NEW ZEALAND - Agricultural banking analyst Rabobank has welcomed the newly-announced red meat sector collaboration between industry and government to enhance the long-term profitability of New Zealand’s beef and lamb industries. ...
Monday, January 14, 2013
Vegetables Help Red Meat Digestion
NEW ZEALAND - A new study from scientists in New Zealand has found that there is a beneficial relationship the consumption of meat and vegetables....
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Call for Full Trade Liberalisation Through TPP
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers and food processors from Australia, New Zealand and Canada are calling on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries to conclude a 21st century trade agreement in 2013 that liberalises trade across all goods and services....
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Infectious Disease Research Centre to be Launched
NEW ZEALAND - Massey University is bringing together researchers from across the University to combat infectious diseases that pose a threat to health, biosecurity and trade....
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
NZ Cattle Slaughter to Remain Stable
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand cattle slaughter numbers are projected to remain relatively stable into 2013, and are forecast at 4.1 million head, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
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