Monday, 26 March 2018 15:18

22,000 infected cattle to be culled

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will begin a cull of 22,332 cattle on all properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis after scientific testing and tracing confirmed the disease was not endemic.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:55

‘Farmers got off lightly’

Despite all the damage inflicted on the dairy sector by ex-cyclone Gita, the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor thinks farmers got off lightly.

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Monday, 26 February 2018 13:38

Rural-urban divide narrowing — report

A new survey shows many Kiwis – both urban and rural – hold a similar and positive view of the primary sector.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 12:55

Who's going to pay for M. bovis?

The government is being accused of going cap-in-hand to the primary sector seeking cash to help eradicate Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:55

Minister blasts NAIT

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) clearly hasn’t worked as it should have.

Published in General News
Friday, 16 February 2018 11:30

DIRA review on the cards

Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will not expire at the end of May.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 09:55

Southern drought official

All Southland plus Otago’s Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago and Clutha districts are now declared officially in drought.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 14:55

Speed up response, farmers tell Govt

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor says farmers have spoken up about the slowness of the response to the disease Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:48

Tax relief for drought-hit farmers

The Government is offering tax relief measures for farmers in drought-affected areas.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:05

Drought declaration extended to South Island

Droughts in two South Island districts have now been declared medium-scale adverse events.
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