• Segment Study of Global Whey Protein Isolate Market: January 19, 2018

    Some of the leading manufacturers in the Whey Protein Isolate market encompassed in the report are Hilmar Ingredients, AMCO Proteins, Fonterra, Glanbia Nutritionals and Grain Millers. SunPower are the types of Whey Protein Isolate market. Food and Beve…

  • Top agriculture student shares secret of success January 19, 2018

    Growing up on a dairy farm in the Waikato region with two brothers, he says his parents stressed three things above all else: to be happy in whatever … James won a number of academic prizes, such as the 2016 Property Institute of New Zealand Top Stud…

  • Difficult year for Fonterra indicated January 19, 2018

    Fonterra faced a tough start to the year, Mr Foster said. Domestic milk production slowed late last year as a dry December constrained pasture growth and milk output. Coupled with the continuation of unfavourable global dairy price movements, it had le…

  • More farms hit with ‘M. bovis’ notices January 19, 2018

    More properties in Southland have been placed under notices of direction and a further one under a restricted place notice as Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread in the South. The Ministry for Primary Industries confirmed last week that, in addition t…

  • Increase in farm sales bucks trend January 19, 2018

    Data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) showed for the three months ended November 2017, Southland had seven more farm sales than in the same period in 2016. Taranaki was the only other region to record an increase, with one m…

  • China: “First tangelo export to Poland a success” January 19, 2018

    Jiu Tai Agriculture will participate in Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany, from February 7th to February 9th, 2018. During the expo they will showcase pomelo, tangelo, lemon, and navel orange from China. The company team looks forward to welcoming you…

  • European Commission looking for opportunities for SMP exports January 18, 2018

    Building on exports of skim milk powder (SMP) will be vital to tackle the intervention stocks overhanging the dairy market, with the European … Exports of SMP have increased ahead of other markets in 2017 and Mr Tynan said the European Commission was…

  • Dimitry Kumsishvili Provided Heads of Business Unions with Information on China International … January 18, 2018

    The most impressive growth in the exported to China products is recorded in the Georgian wine export. The Chairman of the LEPL National Wine Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Giorgi Samanishvili said that “the Chinese market is very important market for Georgian viticulture and winemaking.

  • Global Buttermilk Market 2018 – Amul, Arla Foods, DairyAmerica, Sodiaal Group, Fonterra January 18, 2018

    Global Buttermilk Market research Report 2018 to 2021 presents an in-depth assessment of the Buttermilk including sanctionative technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulative landscape, deployment models, operator cas…

  • Wang Yi Summarizes China-Sao Tome and Principe Relations with Three Key Words January 18, 2018

    The expert groups of power, anti-malaria, medical treatment and agriculture dispatched by the Chinese government have substantially helped the people of Sao Tome and Principe solve their difficulties and improve their livelihood with tangible results. As China’s tourist groups to Sao Tome and Principe …

  • Chinese e-commerce giant to invest 20 billion yuan in NE China January 18, 2018

    18 (Xinhua) — Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com plans to invest more than 20 billion yuan (3.1 billion U.S. dollars) in the “rust belt” northeast China over the … The government’s plan for the latest round of development is directed towards e-commerce, online finance, logistics and modern agriculture.

  • Eco-island investments January 18, 2018

    An agricultural investment promotional event for Chongming district was recently held at Shanghai Exhibition Center by the People’s Government of Chongming District and Shanghai Municipal Agricultural … In this way, the eco-island will be built into a “center of green and organic agriculture in China.”

  • Global and United States Processed Cheese Market Vendors: Savencia, BrightDairy&Food … January 18, 2018

    Global and United States Processed Cheese Market study formulates with historic data up to 2017 and gives a forecast for 2018-2022. This incorporates Processed Cheese market size, product scope, industry revenue and growth opportunities. It covers Proc…

  • China’s Economic Growth Looks Strong. Maybe Too Strong. January 18, 2018

    The Conference Board, a business group based in New York, takes Chinese data for agriculture, construction and easily counted services, like transportation, as accurate. It then adjusts the official data for irregularities in industrial production and …

  • 1m Chinese tourists possible January 18, 2018

    Liang also said China will continue to encourage qualified and capable enterprises to invest in Malaysia, particularly in the sectors of infrastructure and connectivity, superior production capacity, quality equipment, advanced manufacturing, agricultu…

  • Alltech opens applications for career program January 18, 2018

    … in agriculture, Alltech’s new program could be a perfect fit. Following the success of the company’s Corporate Career Development Program and specialized programs in quality, European beef, dairy and now ruminants, Alltech is introducing a region-specific model to North America focusing on beef, …

  • JD.com to invest 20bn yuan to help revive China’s rust belt January 18, 2018

    JD.com’s investment plan is in line with the national strategy of revitalising northeast China, which includes using the internet to boost efficiency of traditional industries, promoting e-commerce, bolstering supply chain reforms to better meet consumer demands, and introducing modern agriculture to the …

  • CHINA: Fonterra In New Deal With Alibaba’s Hema Fresh January 18, 2018

    New Zealand’s Fonterra Group has signed a new deal with Alibaba’s new ‘Hema Fresh’ retail chain, which will see it supply the banner with milk products. The ‘Daily Fresh’ milk range, sourced directly from Fonterra’s farm hub in Hebei province, is currently available at Hema’s 14 stores in Shanghai and …

  • Concern over leptospirosis spike in Northland January 18, 2018

    Massey University veterinary researchers have joined the Farmer Leptospirosis Action Group (FLAG), which has representatives from Rural Women New Zealand, DairyNZ, the Deer Farmers‘ Association, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Federated Farmers and the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

  • Southland dairy turn to counting sheep January 18, 2018

    “Southland also lends itself because it has high quality pasture feed, and better rainfall than other places in New Zealand.” Crombie said new farmers would be needed to keep the momentum of the industry going. “The thing is that people do get burnt out, the money runs ...

  • Changes to forestry rules could hit NZ Super Fund’s largest investment January 18, 2018

    A proposed change to forestry rules could hurt the value of the NZ Super Fund’s single largest investment, a $1.49b stake in the Kaingaroa plantation. Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Trade Minister David Parker are understood to be meeting with various stakeholders on Friday to discuss possible …

  • Robin Grieve: Greens MP Shaw ‘scaremongering’ about climate change January 18, 2018

    The problem of global warming deserves better from Climate Change Minister James Shaw, says Pastural Farming Climate Research Inc (PFCR) … in a letter to the Herald there was no scientific basis for Mr Grieve’s assertion that somehow New Zealand’s methane emissions were “mostly harmless”.

  • Cook Islands takes firm line on China aid January 18, 2018

    Australia’s International Development Minster Concetta Fierravanti-Wells is reported last week inThe Australian saying there was no doubt China was “duchessing” politicians in the Pacific and the paper referred to Cook Islands MPs receiving free quad bikes as part of a donation of agricultural …

  • Global Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) Market 2018-2023 Fonterra, Westland, Tatura January 18, 2018

    A market study “Global Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) Market” examines the performance of the Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) market 2018. It encloses an in-depth Research of the Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) market state and the competitive landscape globally. This report analyzes the potential …

  • Whakamarama goat farmer to host field day with Mohair NZ January 18, 2018

    Farming angora goats for profit from their lustrous mohair fibre is the aim of Whakamarama farmer Marie Firth. Marie is hosting a field day in association with Mohair New Zealand on her property this Sunday, January 21. Income from mohair is at an all …

  • Listen: Dairy farmer diversifies with hemp crop January 18, 2018

    After years of dairy farming, Tom Welch has decided to diversify his business by going in a very different direction – growing hemp. Welch told The Country his reason for the change was due to his dissolution with dairying – “it’s not a fulfilling job for me personally and hemp ...

  • Listen: Dairy farmer diversifies with hemp crop January 18, 2018

    After years of dairy farming, Tom Welch has decided to diversify his business by going in a very different direction – growing hemp. Welch told The Country his reason for the change was due to his dissolution with dairying – “it’s not a fulfilling job for me personally and hemp ...

  • Three more cases of cattle disease found on South Island farms January 18, 2018

    Ministry officials expect more farms will test positive as a result of disease testing being ramped up, including as many as 30 additional properties alone from an infected Ashburton farm. They are working out how far the disease has spread in New Zeal…

  • Forestry seeing major changes January 18, 2018

    … to the One News item, that WorkSafe says agriculture remains the nation’s most dangerous industry to work in, with 124 deaths over the past six years — compared to 35 deaths in construction and 33 in forestry. Overall, 233 people were killed in their workplaces in New Zealand over ...

  • Dry weather starting to bite for southern farmers January 18, 2018

    The Southland Rural Support Trust is advising farmers to get out and talk to others in their community about the weather as the lack of rain starts to bite. Chairman John Kennedy said farming in northern and western Southland, right through to Te Anau was becoming “very, very difficult” and ...

  • The Country – Hemp edition January 18, 2018

    Today on The Country we have a chat to Tom Welch, a dairy farmer from Marton who has decided to give hemp growing a go! On with the show: Tom Welch: We catch up with a hard-case cow cocky from Marton who’s decided to grow hemp to diversify his farming ...

  • China’s Real Offshore Disaster January 18, 2018

    China’s wild catch from its territorial waters is now around 13 million tons, up from around 3 million tons in the mid-1970s. Even China’s Ministry of Agriculture says that’s roughly 25 percent more than what’s sustainable. And it’s still not enough: China’s gone from being a seafood exporter to a ...

  • Red meat farmers are in a ‘pretty good space’ heading into this year January 18, 2018

    Red meat farmers are in a “pretty good space” these days, says a Beef+Lamb New Zealand farmer-director. Sheep prices might be off their peak, but heavy ewes were selling from $150 to $200, and heavy lambs for $155 to $200, said Bill Wright, a Cannington farmer who represents the central ...

  • Fonterra and Alibaba’s Hema Fresh launch dairy range in China January 18, 2018

    Global dairy supplier Fonterra and Alibaba’s Hema Fresh have partnered up to deliver the Daily Fresh milk range in China. Emerging in early 2016, Hema Fresh is Alibaba’s new retail concept which combines traditional bricks-and-mortar stores and innovative digital practices to create a modern …

  • Norway pledges to stop fur farming practice January 18, 2018

    Norway has announced it is phasing out its fur farming industry, with both mink and fox farms to conclude all operations by 2025. The move, widely cheered by animal rights organizations, will impact some 300 farms currently in production and save the l…

  • It’s time for NZ to resign rodeo to the history books January 18, 2018

    Well, our farming and animal welfare practices have moved on a lot since then. We wouldn’t allow rodeo-type activities to happen on a farm or to a pet, but it’s allowed to continue in the name of “fun”. That’s why the Green Party is calling for the phase-out of this ...

  • No leftovers for NZ shoppers – we get export grade fruit and vegetables January 18, 2018

    “Not all the kiwifruit sold in New Zealand is class one as there may be some cosmetic differences. However, all export and domestic fruit bearing the Zespri or Family Kiwi brand are sourced from the same orchards, and the same standards are applied to fruit sourced for the domestic market ...

  • Fonterra, Alibaba collaboration ushers in new era of retail experiences in China January 18, 2018

    From Taobao and Alibaba Cloud to Lazada Group and Youku Tudou, the company’s web of subsidiaries and arms spreads across a wide range of industries, including the dairy sector. Hema Fresh is Alibaba’s new retail concept which aims to combine brick-and-mortar shopping with an innovative …

  • Farmed animals’ lives revealed in NZ first VR experience January 18, 2018

    “The sheer scale of intensive factory farming in New Zealand would shock most Kiwis. Over one hundred million animals are imprisoned in inhumane conditions every single day,” says Mandy Carter, SAFE campaigns director. “Most people can never visit a factory farm, so we decided to bring it directly …

  • New centre for agricultural research to help expand markets January 18, 2018

    China-based Digital Agriculture Exchange has revealed plans to build an agricultural research centre in the kingdom to improve production and packaging standards of local fruit and vegetables. Officially dubbed a “multifunctional centre”, its aim is to up quality standards to make Cambodian produce …

  • Dairy prices rise after supply concerns January 18, 2018

    Prices lifted 4.9% in this week’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, boosted by concerns about supply in the dry conditions. Fonterra has lowered its forecast milk collection from 1525million kg/ms to 1480million, a 3% drop on last season’s collection. Dry weather in early December significantly affected soil …

  • The drought in Manawatū is so bad it’s affecting Palmerston North lattes January 18, 2018

    The drought in Manawatū is so bad it’s affecting a Palmerston North cafe’s lattes. Cafe Royale, on The Square, was left with bubbly milk after its organic supply was altered due to dry weather. Cafe owner Robert Winters said he’d been told by his supplier Anchor, part of Fonterra, that ...

  • Don’t let Australian industries die off January 18, 2018

    JUST returned from a tour of the Maleny dairy factory which included feeding the farm animals, milking a cow and sampling the dairy products. I enjoyed it and so did my grandchildren. It is good to see a dairy farmer succeed who was close to walking aw…

  • NZ crossbred wool industry ‘in a crisis’ January 18, 2018

    In contrast, returns from coarser crossbred wool were so low, many farmers found it barely worth taking their quadbikes out of the shed. Campaign for Wool NZ Trust chairperson Renata Apatu, in particular, paints a grim picture. Apatu, whose family has …

  • Garry Reymer: Changing down to move up January 18, 2018

    “I was very pleased to bring that farm back to Fonterra,” recalls the Cambridge dairyman who with wife Marie-Jose went on to rehabilitate that 2013 purchase and dismantle its System 5 structure in favour of a System 2 operation. Today the 84 hectare (80ha effective) farm, which adjoins the Waikato …

  • Garry Reymer: Changing down to move up January 18, 2018

    “I was very pleased to bring that farm back to Fonterra,” recalls the Cambridge dairyman who with wife Marie-Jose went on to rehabilitate that 2013 purchase and dismantle its System 5 structure in favour of a System 2 operation. Today the 84 hectare (80ha effective) farm, which adjoins the Waikato …

  • Low financial returns have New Zealand’s crossbred wool industry in a crisis January 18, 2018

    I fear is the effect of the balance being tipped any further against production, for wool production a relatively difficult and specialised form of farming, demanding training, experience and investment to do well.” Apatu is encouraged many wise heads and innovators are getting behind New Zealand wool.

  • Murphy: When Art Copies Life via PETA January 18, 2018

    Seems all those “fashionable and beautiful clothes” (allegedly) designed by our Person of the Year were in fact rip-offs of Chinese knock-offs. As an exposé on the Pinkvilla.com website explained, “After seeing the promotion pictures of NUSH, we saw a fan’s lead and Googled some of the items.

  • Fresh Food Market Analysis, Market Size, Regional Outlook, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts … January 18, 2018

    The research report, titled “Global Fresh Food Market Professional Survey Report 2018,” provides an assessment of this market based on its past as well as the current performance, highlighting each of the geographical segment. The key driving forces, restraining factors, limitations, prominent trends, …

  • Forestry MP4 January 18, 2018

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