Displaying items by tag: CORONAVIRUS

Farmers are being urged to act now in response to new COVID-19 protocols for processing companies that will impact processing capacity.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:38

COVID-19: Financial hit for Rural GPs

Many doctors in rural parts of the country are facing a cash-flow crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:34

COVID-19: Misery on UK farms

Wake up, New Zealand: that’s the message from a New Zealander trying to manage a large dairy farm in the UK amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:28

Hopes for limited re-opening of saleyards

Stock and Station agents have put together a set of protocols they hope will allow the country’s saleyards to reopen as soon as possible as the COVID-19 lockdown progresses.

Published in General News
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.

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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.

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