LeaderBrand chief executive Richard Burke.

Ready-to-eat salads are proving a hit with the leading horticultural producer LeaderBrand Produce Ltd.

 
Processor commits to port’s Waikato hub

Open Country Dairy is the first anchor tenant in the Ports of Auckland (PoAL) regional freight hub that formally opened on April 30 at Northgate Business Park at Horotiu just north of Hamilton.

Infant nutrition marketing code launched

The infant formula industry has acted “with great responsibility and integrity” by revising its marketing code of practice, says the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) chief executive Jan Carey.

 
Phil Hogan.

Negotiations this week in Wellington are expected to further advance a free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union (EU).

Doug Steel.

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index rose just 0.4% last week, but positive indicators will maintain market optimism for the new season, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

Donna Favel, Ashburton Mayor.

Ashburton District mayor Donna Favel says a new group is being formed to help bring together the council and local agricultural and health authorities in response to MPI’s ‘surge’ in the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.

Federated Farmers Waikato president Andrew McGiven believes animal numbers would have to be effectively halved to meet the 2050 target set by the Government's new Zero Carbon Amendment Bill.

Only by culling cows would New Zealand achieve the methane emission targets set by the Government unless there was a major breakthrough in science, says Federated Farmers national vice-president Andrew Hoggard.

Proposed law changes to further improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme were unveiled last month by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor.

New Zealand’s iconic ice cream company, Tip Top is changing hands.

With winter fast approaching, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is again reminding rural landowners of the requirements to protect the region’s stopbanks from the effects of stock and overgrazing.

 

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