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Westland farmers braced for hard season

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:04 pm | Federated Farmers

Farmer-shareholders of the dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, will be watching spending very closely as the country’s number two dairy cooperative has cut 60 cents per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS) to a range of $5.40 - $5.80 kg/MS before ... More >>

Canterbury dairy farmers compliance continues to improve

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:53 am | Federated Farmers

Canterbury’s dairy farmers 72 percent full effluent compliance result, with no prosecutions, for the 2013/14 season shows they are taking their responsibilities seriously and the hard work is paying off. “Firstly, I would like to congratulate ... More >>

Fonterra news ‘as far from milk & disaster as the moon’

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 3:59 pm | Federated Farmers

Fonterra news ‘as far from milk & disaster as the moon’ Farmers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief with Fonterra’s benchmark forecast payout for 2014/15 being held at $6 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS), while other aspects of the announcement ... More >>

Migrant dairy worker survey highlights procedure hole

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 5:12 pm | Federated Farmers

Following the third phase of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) dairy strategy, focussed on migrant workers, Federated Farmers knows a sizable minority of farmers still need to meet basic employment law and the Federation is ... More >>

Rustlers hit Auckland’s Cornwall Park

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 6:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is shocked, but unsurprised, rustlers have targeted sheep on Auckland’s Cornwall Park. The Federation is hopeful legislation tightening penalties around the crime will be introduced in the new Parliament. More >>

Labour’s water crusade

Friday, 8 August 2014, 4:11 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is asking why the Hon David Cunliffe is talking about helping regional economies on one hand, while announcing new taxes on those same regions to knock them back on the other. More >>

Animals feeling the chill down south

Friday, 8 August 2014, 11:58 am | Federated Farmers

The heavy snow showers falling in Southland and Otago have come at a bad time with most dairy farmers well into calving. “There are a lot of people in Otago and Southland that are in the thick of calving, which will prove challenging with temperatures ... More >>

The other face of foreign ownership

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:31 pm | Federated Farmers

The generosity of foreign investors has created New Zealand’s largest ever private land protection agreement at 53,000 hectares; equivalent to 240 Cornwall Park/One Tree Hill Domains. More >>

GlobalDairyTrade not ‘milk and disaster’

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:30 pm | Federated Farmers

The latest decline in the benchmark GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) online auction continues a trend expected by Federated Farmers. “We’d love to see a plus sign for a change but at least it seems to be tracking in the direction Rabobank has projected,” ... More >>

Farmers concerned over Lochinver sale

Sunday, 3 August 2014, 5:06 pm | Federated Farmers

While Federated Farmers supports positive overseas investment into New Zealand’s farming system, it is concerned the potential sale of Lochinver Station to Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited, may not provide sufficient benefit to New Zealand. “Since ... More >>

Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:32 pm | Federated Farmers

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS). More >>

Fonterra revision eats intro farm budgets

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 11:15 am | Federated Farmers

While a downwards revision in Fonterra’s benchmark forecast for 2014/15 was widely expected, it has fallen lower than expected to be $6 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS). A dividend of 20-25 cents per share helps to soften things for a fully shared ... More >>

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:33 am | Federated Farmers

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water Ian Mackenzie is Federated Farmers Environment spokesperson and was on the reference group for the National Objectives Framework. An opinion is also running in the New Zealand Herald. The Green Party recently launched ... More >>

Farmers call for OCR pause as exports fall in June quarter

Friday, 25 July 2014, 10:49 am | Federated Farmers

Following yesterday’s increase in the Official Cash Rate and export data for the June quarter, Federated Farmers is relieved the OCR will likely be on hold for the remainder of 2014. More >>

Federation wins rates remission against urban sprawl

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 2:40 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled that common sense has prevailed in the Horowhenua District Council’s unanimous decision to adopt a rates remission for farms being rezoned as urban. “Due to the urban sprawl, farmers are increasingly being rezoned as urban, ... More >>

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:42 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption. More >>

New season farm confidence survey report now available

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 1:19 pm | Federated Farmers

The formatted report for Federated Farmers’ 2014/15 New Season Farm Confidence survey is now available online by clicking here . More >>

MP’s uninformed attack doesn’t faze Northland farmers

Monday, 21 July 2014, 2:36 pm | Federated Farmers

While disappointed by the uninformed comments of Hone Harawira MP, Northland’s storm hit farmers appreciate the support of fellow farmers, industry good bodies, utility providers and the efforts of central and local government. Above all, the ... More >>

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:15 am | Federated Farmers

New season farm confidence slips with OCR implications Dairy farmer confidence ebbs while meat and fibre farmers remain positive A slump in dairy farmers’ confidence has seen Federated Farmers’ new-season Farm Confidence Survey move into negative ... More >>

Back agriculture back our Roads

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:21 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Government’s announcement to increase investment in our deteoriating rural roads, but has concerns at whether it will be enough. More >>



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