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Illegal animal medicines a global concern, says report

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 1:56 pm | Agcarm

Illegal animal medicines a global concern, says report By Mark Ross A report on illegal veterinary medicines estimates that annual global losses to legitimate companies are between US$1 billion to $2 billion, and warns of a growing black market for pet ... More >>

Global trends in animal health and crop protection

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 2:59 pm | Agcarm

Over the next decade, the global middle class will grow from two billion to nearly five billion. An explosive, unprecedented rise considering the entire world population was a mere five billion in 1990. More >>

Managing pests to help eradicate global hunger

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 6:40 pm | Agcarm

Famers and growers contribute to the quest of eradicating global hunger by providing nutritious food. Their approach to managing pests helps maximise production with finite resources. More >>

Farmers and growers welcome EU glyphosate decision

Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:57 am | Agcarm

New Zealand farmers and growers welcome an EU majority decision backing a five-year extension to glyphosate’s licence, which was due to expire next month. More >>

Taking care of our pets: World Animal Day - 4 October

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 2:02 pm | Agcarm

Pets are often dubbed a ‘member of the family’ - providing emotional support to their owners, reducing feelings of stress and loneliness, and increasing social contact. With over 223 million dogs and 220 million cats worldwide - excluding strays, ... More >>

Protecting people and livestock from infectious disease

Friday, 29 September 2017, 2:02 pm | Agcarm

Vaccination is the most effective method of protecting against life-threatening diseases such as distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis, which affect New Zealand animals. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of leptospirosis in the world, ... More >>

Agricultural organisations join to promote bee safety

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:12 am | Agcarm

Aerial and ground sprayers can protect bees from unintended exposure to agrichemicals, by following some simple rules. Responsible use of products is the driver for releasing the bee responsible campaign by Agcarm, NZ Aviation in Agriculture, and Rural Contractors ... More >>

First female president of Agcarm

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:48 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm, the industry association which represents crop protection, animal health and rural supplier businesses, has appointed its first female president. Dr Pauline Calvert heads the production animal business for MSD Animal Heath in New Zealand ... More >>

4,500 Years of Crop Protection

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 3:26 pm | Agcarm

4,500 Years of Crop Protection By Mark Ross Like all agricultural innovations, crop protection products have evolved tremendously since their inception. From natural chemical elements, to plant and metal-based insecticides, to synthetic products, ... More >>

Speech Agcarm President Mark Christie

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:15 pm | Agcarm

Very few organisations have a history this long and it is perhaps a reflection of our times that Agcarm is continuing to grow its membership and, most significantly, its industry representation. More >>

Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:15 pm | Agcarm

MEDIA RELEASE 22 June 2017 Manawatu student’s passion for agriculture rewarded A passion for sustainable farming and the red meat sector has seen Massey University student Hannah Gibb rewarded with a $2,500 scholarship from Agcarm. Born and bred ... More >>

Survey shows NZ bee loss is low

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12:39 pm | Agcarm

Survey shows NZ bee loss is low New Zealand's honey bee population is growing, with starvation, queen problems and wasps at the heart of bee health issues, according to annual survey. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released findings ... More >>

Farmers of niche foods the winners from recent law change

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:22 pm | Agcarm

A recent law change will see New Zealand farmers and growers able to access the latest technologies available on the global market. The Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Amendment Bill, which increases data protection periods, was passed into ... More >>

Healthy pets make for healthy people

Friday, 30 December 2016, 1:43 pm | Agcarm

Pets play an important role in providing emotional support to their owners, reducing feelings of stress and loneliness, and increasing social contact. With over 223 million dogs and 220 million cats worldwide, excluding stray animals, pets have truly become ... More >>

New and improved science for NZ agriculture on the way

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 3:38 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand’s primary sector will now have access to more innovative agricultural products as well as products for minor crops and minor animal species due to a law change increasing data protection timeframes. More >>

World Food Day: Food and agriculture needs to change

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 1:29 pm | Agcarm

Agcarm supports the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in recognising World Food Day on 16 October. More >>

Taking care of our animals: World Animal Day - 4 October

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:59 am | Agcarm

Agcarm reminds all farm and pet owners of their responsibility to care for the welfare of their animals in recognition of World Animal Day on 4 October. More >>

Agcarm welcomes review confirming glyphosate safety

Friday, 12 August 2016, 2:11 pm | Agcarm

Glyphosate, a herbicide widely used in agriculture and by gardeners, is unlikely to cause cancer in people, according to a new safety review by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

Agcarm President to the 69th Agcarm Annual Conference

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 5:27 pm | Agcarm

New Zealand farmers and growers have been exporting food and fibre for over 150 years. Our primary industry export revenue is estimated to reach over $36.7 billion in the year ending June 2016. More >>

Our food is safe to eat

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 2:39 pm | Agcarm

Our food is safe to eat By Mark Ross The food we eat and how it is produced is never far from the news. The use of crop protection products and the residues that remain can evoke emotive headlines and spark unnecessary concern among consumers. More >>





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