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Chilled meat market to come

Chilled meat market to come

Chilled meat exports to China are likely to be "some time away yet'', Silver Fern Farms chairman Rob Hewett says.

Group’s visit confirms SFF joint venture 'real leg-up'

Group’s visit confirms SFF joint venture 'real leg-up'

A visit to China has highlighted that the Silver Fern Farms-Shanghai Maling joint venture is a "real leg-up'' into the market, Federated Farmers meat and fibre president Rick Powdrell says.

'Vicious' online trading in China

"E-commerce sounds easy. But when you do it, it's tough.''

King of swedes

King of swedes

Hindon farmer Matt Sutton has shown he has what it takes to grow a prizewinning crop of swedes.

Meat, dairy lead manufacturing sales decline

Meat, dairy lead manufacturing sales decline

Meat and dairy products led the fall in total manufacturing sales in the March quarter.

MPI happy to continue talks on raw milk options

The Ministry for Primary Industries says it is happy to continue discussions with Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille over options for his milk.

Farmer buoyed by support (+ video)

Farmer buoyed by support (+ video)

Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille has suggested a pilot programme involving the University of Otago, Ministry for Primary Industries and himself, in an attempt to keep selling his milk.

Port Chalmers dairy farmer grants cows a stay of execution

 

 

Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille says he will keep his herd of dairy cows, despite possibly not being permitted to sell their milk for six years.

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

Five-year deal ‘huge' for fine-wool sector

"A breath of fresh air for fine wool'' is how Central Otago farmer Bevan McKnight describes a $45 million deal between Italian textile company Reda and the New Zealand Merino Company.

Hanging out and investing in China

Hanging out and investing in China

Alex Worker jokingly refers to himself as "a failed Kiwi''.