Category: In Brief

Strong demand for wool today
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Strong demand for wool today

… saw strong demand largely due to the lack of wool coming forward onto the market as a result of recent drought and in particular in the South Island wet weather.

Discussion on reform planned
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Discussion on reform planned

…We had a highly constructive conversation around meat industry issues and many areas of alignment emerged..

60% more wheat needed by 2050
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60% more wheat needed by 2050

Wheat is a major staple crop worldwide but its production has not reached demand in 10 of the 15 past years

Boost to quarantine inspector numbers
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Boost to quarantine inspector numbers

The recruitment of more biosecurity quarantine inspectors calls into question earlier staff and budget cuts, according to the Public Service Association.

Wool prices steady
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Wool prices steady

… longer Fine Crossbred Shears were firm to 3.5 percent dearer with the shorter types 2 to 4 percent easier as recent premium levels ease back. Coarse Crossbred Fleece were firm to 1.5 percent stronger as were the coarse shear types.

Pesticides not to blame for bee decline
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Pesticides not to blame for bee decline

Europe’s decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. “Clear scientific evidence has taken a back-seat to a politically-based decision on regulation, which could mean the reduction of effective crop protection products in […]

It's a dog's life
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It’s a dog’s life

In another life would you want to come back as a dog? If the answer is yes …

New meat plant for Te Aroha
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New meat plant for Te Aroha

Nearly two years after Silver Fern Farms’ Te Aroha beef processing operation was devastated by fire in …

Making the most of your computer mistakes
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Making the most of your computer mistakes

We’ve all done something we knew we shouldn’t have and kicked ourselves afterwards.

Fonterra planning 7 million bone checks
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Fonterra planning 7 million bone checks

Over the next 12 months Fonterra plans to carry out an unprecedented seven million Anlene Bone Health Checks across Asia and the Middle East. Fonterra Managing Director ASEAN/MENA Mark Wilson said this commitment builds on Fonterra’s ongoing efforts to help raise awareness about the importance of bone health – a key component of the Co-operative’s advanced nutrition strategy […]

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