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Wednesday 06 July 2022

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Govt eyes $750m opportunity with support for Spring Sheep $20m scale-up 27th June 2022 /

Govt eyes $750m opportunity with support for Spring Sheep $20m scale-up

Growing sheep milk supply, new market development and NPD to build on its range of infant formula, milk powder and nutrition products are all part of $20m programme.


Govt invests in truffle grower’s knowledge sharing 22nd June 2022 /

Govt invests in truffle grower’s knowledge sharing

Bay of Plenty’s Ohiwa Black Diamond truffles is receiving more than $155,000 of government funding over three year to share its knowledge with interested growers so New Zealand can grow enough truffles for a robust export industry.


SFFF invests $473k in Dairy Women’s Network 13th June 2022 /

SFFF invests $473k in Dairy Women’s Network

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is investing $473,261 over two years to enable and empower women working in the dairy sector.


Govt invests $7.44m in apple industry ambition 27th April 2022 /

Govt invests $7.44m in apple industry ambition

The government is investing $7.44m to help New Zealand’s apple industry become a world leader in sustainable production practices.


Pic’s finds another high-value nut to crack 6th April 2022 /

Pic’s finds another high-value nut to crack

The Nelson nut butter company is throwing its support behind a Plant and Food Research-led feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in Hawke’s Bay.


Govt backs digital farm environment plan project 30th March 2022 /

Govt backs digital farm environment plan project

The Ministry for Primary Industries Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $493,500 to a $823,500 research programme to create a digital farm environment plan.


Seaweed trial secures nearly $1m funding 14th March 2022

Seaweed trial secures nearly $1m funding

About $1m is being invested into a land-based seaweed trial beside the Firth of Thames wetland.


Govt invests $1.3m in iwi hort programme 21st February 2022 /

Govt invests $1.3m in iwi hort programme

Waikato-based Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust is to receive more that $2m to develop a new horticultural programme and education hub.


Govt invests in $5m regenerative seaweed pilot 9th December 2021 /

Govt invests in $5m regenerative seaweed pilot

The government is investing nearly $2m into a $5m commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot that aims to provide proof-of-concept for commercial scale production.


Onions NZ eyes new markets on back of  $6m investment 29th October 2021 /

Onions NZ eyes new markets on back of $6m investment

Onions New Zealand says the government’s commitment to invest $2.83m to enhance the competitive advantage of the country’s onions producers will help transform the industry.


Silver Fern Farms raises minimum wage rate by 10% 20th October 2021 /

Silver Fern Farms raises minimum wage rate by 10%

Silver Fern Farms and the New Zealand Meat Workers Union (NZMWU) have agreed an increase in the minimum hourly rate paid at the meat processor to $24 per hour – an increase of almost 10%.


GIDI funding “significant boost” to ending coal – SFF 4th October 2021 /

GIDI funding “significant boost” to ending coal – SFF

Silver Fern Farms says securing a $1m grat from the government will help the company end coal use by 2030.


“We need to dominate in the omni-channel paradigm” – Silver Fern Farms on its US strategy 29th September 2021 /

“We need to dominate in the omni-channel paradigm” – Silver Fern Farms on its US strategy

The meat exporter is driving into e-commerce in the US and is looking to join big online marketplaces like Amazon.


B+LNZ, MPI in $16.7m ‘green’ beef programme 8th September 2021 /

B+LNZ, MPI in $16.7m ‘green’ beef programme

The government is investing $6.68m in a $16.7m genetics programme to lower the beef sector’s greenhouse gas emissions by delivering cows with a smaller environmental hoof-print.


SFF achieves top environmental certification 31st August 2021 /

SFF achieves top environmental certification

Silver Fern Farms says it has achieved Toitū enviromark diamond certification, the highest New Zealand-based environmental certification. 


SFF Futures backs hort tile drains and water quality research 20th July 2021 /

SFF Futures backs hort tile drains and water quality research

A new project in the Hawke’s Bay is investigating the impacts of tile drains on horticultural land in order to ascertain their effect on freshwater quality.


Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef 9th July 2021 /

Silver Fern Farms to launch carbon zero beef

Silver Fern Farms co-chair Rob Hewett has announced four key sustainability goals at its annual farmer conference in Wellington.


SFF Futures backs $22m project 17th June 2021

SFF Futures backs $22m project

The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $8.98m to a $22.23m project to investigate plantain’s potential to help farmers protect waterways and improve freshwater quality.


SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals 20th May 2021 /

SFF: Charity delivers 410k red meat meals

Meat the Need founding partner Silver Fern Farms says over 410,000 red meat meals have been delivered to food banks in the first year of the charity.


Silver Fern Farms preps Plate to Pasture 2021 11th May 2021 /

Silver Fern Farms preps Plate to Pasture 2021

Silver Fern Farms is preparing to launch their search for the future stars of the red meat industry in the coming weeks, with applications opening for the Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships and the Silver Fern Farms Graduate Career Programme.


New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms 5th May 2021 /

New co-op chair for Silver Fern Farms

Rob Hewett has been appointed Silver Fern Farms Co-operative chair following the announcement on 29 April that Richard Young was standing down.


Silver Fern Farms profit steady despite pandemic 1st April 2021

Silver Fern Farms profit steady despite pandemic

The meat company saw net profit dip to $65m, skirting any deep impact from the pandemic.


Leaft launches $20m plant protein programme with SFF Futures backing 31st March 2021 /

Leaft launches $20m plant protein programme with SFF Futures backing

The plant protein startup secures $8m from MPI for a five-year R&D programme.


Silver Fern Farms in Xmas gift to US consumers 3rd December 2020

Silver Fern Farms in Xmas gift to US consumers

The meat processor says the move means customers in the US will get meat before Christmas.