On Farm Support hits the ground running after natural disasters.
Market needs to almost double returns per kg, official tells committee.
The test is intended to be used with sheep, cattle and deer, but initial trials will focus on dairy cattle.
Controversial new structure hits the ground running with Gabrielle clean-up.
Still too early to gauge full extent of damage and need for feed.
Aim is to scale up lamb producers meeting Land to Market standards
Barbara Kuriger steps back from agriculture, biosecurity and food safety.
Director of animal health and welfare says 1993 standard needs updating.
Length and other requirements aim to preserve animal welfare.
Local vets are putting the country on track to be the world’s first to eradicate the disease.
A New Zealand-based company’s research project into using whey permeate to treat diabetes has received MPI’s stamp of approval, to the tune of $111k.
The programme hopes to encourage more Kiwis to study forestry-related courses, to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.
Latest data shows significant disparities between actual averages and the tables.
Private consultants say they fear high-paid new MPI jobs for graduates may destabilise agri consulting.
Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has appointed three new faces to the Government’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP) for Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFF Futures).
Huge investments into alternative foods should not impact the growing demand for natural dairy products and the confidence consumers have in dairy, Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) chief scientist John Roche says.
Despite the slump in passenger arrivals relieving some pressure on airport biosecurity staff, consistently high freight volumes have prompted a reallocation of MPI’s border resources amid new import threats.
Ministry for Primary Industries chief science advisor John Roche says the New Zealand-Israel AgriTech Summit is a great opportunity for us to collaborate with and learn from a global leader in this space.
The release of the water availability and security (WAS) report is a significant statement of intent for New Zealand to act strategically and act now, an advisor to the report’s authors says.
A new MPI-funded research project has been announced, which will examine the impact that regenerative farming principles have on soil health.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has rejected a claim by a Northland dairy farmer that he was made a scapegoat for non-compliance with the National Animal Identification and Tracing (Nait) Act.
An independent review of the Mycoplasma bovis programme has identified key lessons for future management of large-scale and complex animal disease incursions.
Rural contractors have been thrown a lifeline to help ease their dire shortage of staff.