Agriculture
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An all-day hui, to discuss the priorities of the country’s animal welfare groups, has been called for next month by the Associate Minister of Agriculture the Hon Meka Whaitiri.  

Hon Meka Whaitiri Agriculture
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A group of visionary agribusiness leaders is set to help our primary sector capture more value from its work, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor says.

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Rural Communities
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Speech to the FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific in Nadi, Fiji.

Agriculture
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Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is calling on farmers and industry to read a report reviewing the performance of the animal tracing system NAIT. 

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Biosecurity
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Culling of all cattle infected with Mycoplasma bovis will give farmers much-needed certainty over their futures, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Biosecurity
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Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has today announced an intensive programme to track cattle movements across Cook Strait to help control the further spread of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Biosecurity
Speech

Tēnā koutou katoa, and thank you to the New Zealand Animal Law Association for the opportunity to speak at this event.

Agriculture
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Establishing cellphone services for Minginui will support the scaling up of the Minginui nursery owned by Ngāti Whare Holdings, from commercial to industrial size for the production of native forestry grade seedlings, Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri announced today.

Hon Meka Whaitiri Agriculture
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The number of bobby calves that die between the farm gate and the works is now down to 6 calves for every 10,000 and that is a victory for our animal welfare regulations, says the Associate Minister of Agriculture responsible for Animal Welfare Hon Meka Whaitiri.

Hon Meka Whaitiri Agriculture
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Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced that the damage wrought by former Cyclone Gita in Taranaki and parts of the Tasman district meets the criteria for medium-scale adve

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Rural Communities
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Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has welcomed survey results that show many Kiwis – both urban and rural – hold a similar and positive view of the primary sector. 

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture
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Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced that two dairy farming operations from Rotorua and the South Island’s West Coast are the finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for dairy.

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Māori Development
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Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.  

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture
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Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced that the medium-scale adverse event classification for the drought in parts of the country would be extended to the whole of Southland plus Otago’s Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago and Clutha districts.

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Rural Communities
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A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

Hon Damien O’Connor Agriculture Biosecurity