OPINION: As pointed out in this column a while back, a new special agricultural trade envoy (SATE) has now been appointed…
The $750 million New Zealand pork industry needs farmers’ help to keep out the deadly African swine fever virus.
African swine fever’s huge impact on China’s pork production this year will be a huge opportunity for New Zealand’s meat industry.
In recent years the pork industry has had to transform itself in the face of public pressure; now it offers the benefit of its experiences to ‘big brother’ sectors.
Gaining access for New Zealand pork into Australia is no silver bullet for the industry, but a small step that may lead to further opportunities, says NZ Pork chairman Ian Carter.
Backyard pigs on farms or properties whose operators don't know the food regulations pose the biggest threat of foot and mouth disease (FMD) entering the country, says NZPork chairman Ian Carter.
BEEF AND pig farmers are the winners in a new trade deal between Canada and the EU, but it spells bad news for cheese makers in Canada and the US.
THE NEW ZEALAND pork industry congratulates the Ministry for Primary Industries on successfully shutting down an alleged illegal meat trading operation in South Auckland.
The Ministry for Primary Industries should reverse its decision to proceed with the lowering of the import health standards for pork, says Labour's biosecurity spokesperson, Damien O'Connor.
NZPork has filed papers appealing against a High Court judgment which it says would have opened the way for new import health standards, and exposed New Zealand's pigs to the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.