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Butchers can now process pork, but only for supply to supermarkets and other retailers.

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 April 2020 14:05

Farmers adapt well to new sales model

Fonterra’s rural service subsidiary, Farm Source says farmer shareholders are adapting well to its new trading model under COVID-19 restrictions. 

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 13:08

COVID-19: Virus hits rural medical practices

Questions are being raised about the level of medical care rural New Zealanders can access under COVID-19 alert level 4 restrictions.

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 11:05

Rural midwives call for more PPE

The NZ College of Midwives is looking at how to get protective gear – such as masks and gloves out to rural midwives.

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 April 2020 09:45

Red meat exports top $921 million in February

COVID-19 had little impact on NZ sheepmeat and beef exports in February, says the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 April 2020 09:32

Primary sector responds to COVID-19 challenge

MPI director general Ray Smith has praised the country’s farming leaders for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 15:25

Raw milk supplier ploughs on

It's business as usual for Timaru raw milk suppliers Stuart and Andrea Weir as the country is in total COVID-19 lockdown.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:20

COVID-19: Farming keeps the economy ticking

An analysis by two Christchurch economists has underlined the value of the farming sector to the country during the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:05

Pork farmers want butchers to start trading

Pig farmers want the Government to allow independent butchers to resume trading immediately and help avoid an animal welfare crisis on farms.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:04

Seeka seeking workers

Anyone in the Te Puke area who is fit to work and wants a job can probably have one tomorrow, says Seeka chief executive Michael Franks.

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