Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:47

COVID-19: Being essential is a privilege

Being classed an essential business is a privilege – do not abuse that privilege, says Chris Lewis, Federated Farmers national dairy spokesman.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:18

COVID-19: Our only chance to get it right

Ag minister Damien O’Connor says if NZ doesn’t get this four-week COVID-19 shutdown right, the chances are this will go on for a long time.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:30

COVID-19: Wash fruit and vege in water only

Misinformation is circulating in some media and on social media regarding the role of food in the potential transmission of the COVID-19 virus, says United Fresh president Jerry Prendergast.

Published in General News

Meat companies have now put in place a set of protocols that will allow stock to be killed and processed during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Published in General News
Monday, 30 March 2020 14:24

COVID-19: Vegetable growers adapting quickly

Pukekohe vegetable growers are adapting quickly to the new COVID-19 restrictions, says Pukekohe Vegetable Growers Association president Kylie Faulkner.

Published in General News

The biggest threat to the primary sector – right now – is if COVID-19 gets into a processing plant, says Mike Petersen, former special trade envoy and Beef + Lamb chair.

Published in General News
Monday, 30 March 2020 11:25

Local fruit, vege home deliveries ok — MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says door-to-door, local fruit and vegetable box deliveries can go ahead under COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions.

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Monday, 30 March 2020 10:02

Dairy’s corona hangover

The outbreak of COVID-19 is weighing on global market sentiment and the 2020 outlook.

Published in World News

Meat processor Alliance is warning farmers to brace for a drop in prices for their lamb and cattle.

Published in General News

Open Country Dairy (OCD) says it’s operating in a near ‘business as usual’ state under Alert 4 restrictions.

Published in General News