Rural news

19 Jan 17, 4:51pm
Allan Barber reviews Silver Fern Farms latest financial results. He puts his microscope on the company's optimistic outlook
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19 Jan 17, 8:18am
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18 Jan 17, 11:45am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Whole milk powder prices disappoint at auction and the far north moves into drought mode
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18 Jan 17, 10:04am
Recent free trade agreement with Korea is driving renewed interest there in our dairy products, and development of new products here for that market
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18 Jan 17, 8:26am
ASB economists believe attempts to take advantage of higher Whole Milk Powder prices by offering bigger volumes for sale have come at a cost
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17 Jan 17, 11:51am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: A poor result from Silver Fern Farms illustrates the struggles for the red meat sector
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16 Jan 17, 11:51am
Keith Woodford says messy water laws impede efficient use of our key resource. It is a resource that has the potential to make us "an extremely wealthy society"
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12 Jan 17, 10:32am
Allan Barber shows there is no easy route to higher levels of farm profitability as the dark outlook for EU and UK farmers shows. NZ farmers will find it hard to duck global trends
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11 Jan 17, 8:37am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Dry in the North, but most areas report satisfactory feed levels as summer proper starts
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10 Jan 17, 6:39pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Standoff continues with velvet but summer venison prices very strong
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10 Jan 17, 6:26pm
Despite the speed of rising dairy prices in 2016, Rabobank sees more to come as supply is constrained in many countries. But affordability may also become an issue for consumers
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6 Jan 17, 10:15am
With corporate funding of research, “there’s no scientist who comes out of this unscathed." Is science's collaboration with industry a Faustian bargain?
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6 Jan 17, 8:32am
US service sector strong, but not traditional retail; China service sector grows; Japan insurer adopts AI; Vancouver house prices fall -2.2%; UST 10yr 2.37%; oil up, gold jumps while bitcoin slumps; NZ$1 = 70.3 USc, TWI = 76.4
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5 Jan 17, 8:15am
Fed minutes see a faster hike pace; US banks work to gut the Volker Rule; India's tax take rises; Eurozone inflation jumps; Spain's jobless falls fast; UST 10yr 2.44%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.6 USc, TWI = 76.2
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4 Jan 17, 2:37pm
Keith Woodford says that Bellamys infant formula woes has lessons both for New Zealand 's organic dairy farmers and the broader New Zealand infant formula trade with China
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4 Jan 17, 8:07am
Dairy prices slide; NZ happier; ethics move fails; China PMI rises with US; ANZ retreats further in Asia; Aussie house prices rise +11%; UST 10yr 2.46%; oil down, gold up; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc, TWI = 76.3
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3 Jan 17, 8:27am
US minimum wages up, retail strong; China struggles with fx controls, housing policy; Brazil monster trade surplus; ASIC calls out bank cultures; UST 10yr 2.45%; oil stable, gold down; NZ$1 = 69.4 USc, TWI = 76.3
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30 Dec 16, 8:14am
US exports sink; US jobless claims fall; Chinese official calls for a real estate tax; PBoC widens currency base; Amazon thinks high; UST 10yr 2.47%; oil stable, gold leaps; NZ$1 = 69.5 USc, TWI = 76.3
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29 Dec 16, 8:30am
US house sales slow; Wall Street slips; China uncovers huge FX swindle; Scots accuse Macquarie of asset stripping; Toshiba hammered; UST 10yr 2.50%; oil up, gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc, TWI = 76.1
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28 Dec 16, 8:30am
US consumers confident, China's services deficit grows, China passes new pollution law, but weak; bitcoin value nears record; oil up, gold up; NZ$1 = 68.9 USc, TWI = 75.7
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