Posts Tagged ‘dairy industry’

Decision made, but important to find the cause

May 31, 2018

The Government decision to eradicate rather than contain Mp. Bovis has the merit of drawing a line under the first stage of the disease outbreak. There were three options under consideration: eradicate, manage or do nothing; the third was clearly not seriously considered, but there must have been a serious debate between the first two. In the end the eradication course of action was chosen because it gives ‘the best shot’ at eliminating the disease to the benefit of the New Zealand agricultural sector, particularly the dairy industry, and the economy. (more…)

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Shanghai Pengxin finally able to get on with its dairy investment

August 10, 2012

After one of the most drawn out sagas of recent times, the Court of Appeal’s ruling at last looks as if Shanghai Pengxin can complete its takeover of the Crafar farms. (more…)

Some big issues facing dairy and meat sectors

April 8, 2012

There are some major challenges confronting our agricultural sector at the moment which demand an intelligent response from the participants, whether farmers, processors or industry leaders. (more…)

Trust and commitment essential to meet the meat industry’s challenges in 2010

December 24, 2009

It’s time for a bit of crystal ball gazing, as we start a new year, although admittedly the end of the calendar year isn’t anything significant in farming terms. After all the pastoral season finishes at the end of September and the dairy changeover happens end June. Calving and lambing are long since over, hay and silage are in the barns and farmers have to continue with routine maintenance, while making sure they make the right decisions on stocking rates heading into the summer. (more…)