Deferred work, staff pushed beyond capacity and desperate pleas for more staff – internal emails reveal the extent of pressure on the national veterinary laboratory brought on by Mycoplasma bovis. David Williams reports for Newsroom.
Plant & Food Research went home with two of the five KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, which celebrate impact from science through successful research commercialisation within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes.
Last week, Houman Fathi, Chairman of the Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s Department for International Affairs, held a meeting with New Zealand's envoy Hamish MacMaster in Tehran, where they emphasized the importance of expanding bilateral relations, particularly in the agricultural sector. Fathi said Tehran was resolved to take major steps to expand ties with Wellington in all fields and increase its exports to the country.
The benefits of sheep milk to be tested in ground-breaking trial and what is believed to be a world first. Agresearch scientists will actually be working alongside those at the Auckland University’s Liggins . . .
A fledgling New Zealand agritech company run by a rising Kiwi entrepreneur who has worked for Rocket Lab has raised $8 million, from Silicon Valley venture capital firm Data Collective, which is likely to result in massive changes to the nation’s burgeoning dairy industry.
Craig Piggot from Morrinsville is making waves in the agritech world with the award-winning idea behind his company, Halter. The solar-powered, GPS-tracked collar self-herds cows while gathering data about their behaviour, emotions and health and sending it to the farmer’s phone.
At a time when farming is facing a number of challenges globally, Callaghan Innovation says New Zealand has a unique opportunity to capitalise on its reputation as one of the world’s four key agritech locations.
European-sourced-semen - The Ministry for Primary Industries isn’t ruling out that the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis arrived in New Zealand by European-sourced semen. David Williams reports for Newsroom.