Federated Farmers vice-president Karen Williams.

Federated Farmers is urging the Government not to try and push through radical reforms of the Resource Management Act (RMA) during the current pandemic.

NZ beef demand to remain strong

Good spring Despite significant turbulence in global beef markets, pricing for New Zealand beef remains strong and local producers are heading into the spring in a great position, according to Rabobank's latest Global Beef Quarterly report.

Wools of NZ chair James Parsons says growers have been asking for consolidation and now they will get the chance to have their say.

In November wool-growers will vote on a proposed merger between grower-owned export and marketing company Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative to form a fully integrated supply chain business.

GFF chair John Jackson says the problem is not attracting potential trainees,  but an inability to train the numbers required.

There appears to be no shortage of school leavers wanting a career in the sheep beef and deer industry, but rather a lack of training farms.

AgResearch’s Clarospec team - Dr Mos Sharifi, left, Dr Trevor Stuthridge and Dr Cameron Craigie - with their awards at the Food Fibre & Agritech Challenge in Christchurch in mid-May. Supplied

New Zealand meat producers will have to change their breeding priorities to take a full advantage of a new optical meat quality monitoring system being developed by AgResearch.

In a matter of days, kiwifruit growers organisation (NZKGI) chief executive Nikki Johnson will leave her role at NZKGI.

DairyNZ is calling on the Government to respond to an advisory group’s recommendations to improve winter grazing rules.

Rural services company PGG Wrightson’s (PGW) net profit leapt 41% in the first half of the current financial year to $18m – up from $12.8m for the same time last year.

NZ agriculture is set for what looks likely to be a generally profitable season in 2020/21, with most sectors seeing average to above-average pricing, manageable cost inflation, and production holding up well.

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