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Land Use News Centre
The latest Land Use headlines from New Zealand’s top rural news outlets.
Election 2020: ACT promises to scrap subsidies for forestry investment, let regional councils set...
by STAFF REPORTER on 21 September 2020 at 6:09 am
ACT says it will end handouts for commercial forestry investment and allow regional councils to set their own freshwater management limits if elected.
'Outdoor sex and bad smell': Pig farmer's hilarious warning to future neighbours
by firstname.lastname@example.org on 21 September 2020 at 1:47 am
An Otago pig farmer has found a unique way to warn people wanting to buy a house in his rural neighbourhood that they may come across "outdoor sex" and "bad […]
Move over, mānuka honey, bee pollen is creating a buzz
by ESTHER TAUNTON on 19 September 2020 at 11:16 pm
Demand for New Zealand bee pollen has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The great farming divide: why the Greens could become (some) farmers' new party
by BONNIE FLAWS on 18 September 2020 at 10:28 pm
A veteran conventional farmer who has embraced regenerative agriculture says the Green Party could become the new farmers' party. Others say it will bankrupt […]
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: Don't accuse Kiwi farmers of 'green-washing'
by email@example.com on 18 September 2020 at 1:15 am
Comment: You can't accuse New Zealand farmers of "green-washing" - they have the evidence to back up their environmental performance, writes Dr Jacqueline […]
Self-shedding sheep study
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 17 September 2020 at 9:50 pm
Massey University is examining the economic impact and the production consequences of crossbreeding with Wiltshire sheep to a fully shedding flock. Coarse […]
Review launched for transporting livestock by sea
by email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 11 September 2020 at 12:30 am
MPI has launched an independent review of the assurances it receives for the safe transport of livestock by sea. Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) […]
Simplicity key to successful goat farming
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Garrick Batten) on 9 September 2020 at 7:02 pm
Garrick Batten on why there should be more farmed goats. One answer to why there are not more farmed goats is that modern commercial management can change […]
Is nitrate leaching an issue with sheep?
by email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 8 September 2020 at 8:40 pm
While it is well known that nitrate leeching is a major problem with cattle – both dairy and beef – what about with sheep grazing? Nitrate leaching can […]
NZ honey hitting a sweet spot
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Burke) on 7 September 2020 at 9:16 pm
The COVID-19 crisis appears to have sparked a renewed interest in the healing properties of honey. A study by medical researchers at Oxford University in the […]
East-West divide dictates meat returns
by email@example.com (Staff Reporters) on 7 September 2020 at 9:07 pm
An East-West Covid split is dictating global meat returns for New Zealand farmers. Countries like China, Taiwan and Japan, which acted early and implemented […]
Covid costing Pāmu ‘deerly’
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Peter Burke) on 7 September 2020 at 8:55 pm
Falling land and livestock prices have hit the state-owned farmer Landcorp – known as Pāmu – in the financial year to 30 June. The company made an […]
Meat sector takeover of wool?
by email@example.com (Sudesh Kissun) on 7 September 2020 at 7:25 pm
A meat industry-dominated group has formed to carry out the recommendations of the Wool Industry Project Action Group report and is ready to lead that change. […]
Big increase in red meat exports to some markets
by firstname.lastname@example.org (Staff Reporters) on 3 September 2020 at 9:05 pm
Red meat exports increased to Australia, the US, the UK and Korea in July, according to a Meat Industry Association (MIA) analysis. Overall exports to […]