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Crowe Horwath at the Mystery Creek Fieldays

Dated: July 16, 2018

Crowe Horwath was pleased to sponsor the Innovation Tent at the 50th Fieldays event at Mystery Creek. This is Crowe Horwath’s third year of being involved with this event, and each year it just keeps getting better with the quality of the entrants. This year saw over 50 entrants who were of a really highContinue reading 

Body Condition Scoring

Dated: July 16, 2018

The red meat sector always seems to be waiting for the next big thing or looking around the corner for the next game changer. History has shown us this method does not deliver as promised most of time, and there are significant gains to be made within the farm gate before we need to goContinue reading 

The annual Hawke’s Bay Farm Benchmarking Report

Dated: June 22, 2018

The annual Hawke’s Bay Farm Benchmarking Report provides detailed insight into the performance of Hawke’s Bay farms, with the results of 120+ operators analysed. This year’s study lifts the lid on uneven results for the region’s primary producers, thanks to the lingering effects of climate phenomena, and shows that the best-run farms are achieving soundContinue reading 

Farmers need to take the lead in protecting their stock from disease

Dated: May 22, 2018

During winter grazing, stock and equipment will be moving between properties, so farmers need to ensure they take the right precautions to lower their risk of cross contamination. “The outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) means farmers need to take the lead in ensuring their greatest assets are protected,”  said Michael Lee, agribusiness specialist and PartnerContinue reading 

TB Slaughter Levy

Dated: February 28, 2018

From 1 April 2016, a differential tuberculosis (TB) slaughter levy for cattle was introduced which imposes different rates for beef and dairy animals, replacing the former cattle levy. The new slaughter levy rates are $13 per head for dairy animals and $6.30 per head for beef animals. There is also a $11.50 per head forContinue reading 

Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Update

Dated: February 28, 2018

A mandatory emissions return (MER) is due to be filed with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for the five years ended 31 December 2017 by all registered post-1989 forest owners. The need to file a return has highlighted the fact that many farmers (and indeed accountants and lawyers) are not aware of their emissionsContinue reading 

Fonterra Co-operative Support loan update

Dated: June 22, 2017

In 2015 when milk prices were low, Fonterra offered its shareholders a support loan to provide assistance through what was a tough period.  Although it wasn’t compulsory to take up the loan, the loan provided 50 cents for every kgMS produced from 1 June – 31 December 2015 for any share-backed Fonterra supplier as atContinue reading