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New Zealand Ag Needs Innovation To Stay Open For Business

Monday, 15 April 2024, 4:55 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

New Zealand farmers and growers are pioneering and want to embrace innovation, but our country’s regulatory system is falling behind. With a backlog of new product applications and less than 25 percent meeting statutory timeframes, the country is ... More >>

NZ Ag On Track For Reducing Reliance On Antibiotics

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

New Zealand agriculture continues to lead the way in its approach to antimicrobial resistance- one of the top ten global threats to human health. Agriculture remains ahead of the game in the use of antibiotics, due to a concerted effort from vets, ... More >>

Animal And Plant Health Warns Farmers Of Novel Drench Supply Issues

Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 3:45 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

Sheep, beef and dairy farmers may need to rethink their drenching strategies amid novel drench supply issues over the next six months. New Zealand’s manufacturers of the innovative products are warning their customers that supplies will be constrained ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Didn’t Deter Student From Career In Agriculture

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 5:55 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

Without farm inputs, one-fifth of the Wairarapa farm where scholarship winner Tegan Mitchell was raised would have been rendered ineffective after Cyclone Gabrielle hit. Heading into winter, Kotu Station - a 1400 ha sheep and beef farm in the small ... More >>

Trading Human Patients For Sheep, Cattle, Deer And Working Dogs

Monday, 31 July 2023, 6:03 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

Animal and Plant Health NZ scholarship winner Lucy Mossman’s decision to become a rural vet came as an epiphany after chasing other careers. Raised on a sheep and beef farm in Waerenga-O-Kuri, Gisborne, the Massey University student dreamt of becoming ... More >>

Food Supply Relies On Govt Support For Rural Sector

Monday, 19 June 2023, 2:23 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

Government must step up efforts to support the rural sector so that all Kiwis can access safe, healthy and affordable food. On the heels of a recession, farming supports our economy and gives us healthy food, but Government support to keep the industry ... More >>

Protecting Bees From Killer Mites

Saturday, 27 May 2023, 6:22 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

A recent survey by Landcare Research estimates that 6.4 percent of bee colonies are lost due to the Varroa Destructor mite, demonstrating that its destructive effects are escalating. The annual survey attributed nearly half of all colony losses to ... More >>

Animal Health Solutions Are Key To Reaching Our Emissions Targets

Tuesday, 23 May 2023, 3:58 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

By Mark Ross Animal diseases are associated with significant increases in livestock greenhouse gas emissions and land use, and reduced productivity. In addition, they pose a threat to food security. Animals suffer from various diseases, some of which ... More >>

Next Generation Needed To Feed The World

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 12:41 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

By Mark Ross Young, bright, passionate all-round high achievers are a few chosen words to describe the horticulture and agriculture scholarship winners we’ve celebrated over the years. The calibre of young people we’ve met through our long-running ... More >>

Government Action Needed To Future-proof Food Production

Wednesday, 24 August 2022, 12:45 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

As producers of safe and healthy food, which is competitive on the global stage, New Zealand farmers and growers must be able to access the latest innovative technologies to control damaging pests and diseases. Without them, our nation would lose up to ... More >>

European Green Deal Could See Food Become A Luxury

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 2:32 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

By Mark Ross   Is food set to be a luxury of the wealthy? This is the question that resounds from reviewing the agricultural policies that Europe is seeking to adopt - policies that will have major implications for New Zealand food producers ... More >>




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