Rural news

30 Sep 16, 8:37am
New joint venture plant between Westland Milk and Ausnutria to be built near Christchurch to produce 20 mln cans of infant formula for China
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29 Sep 16, 1:48pm
Keith Woodford sees volatility being a permanent part of Fonterra's future in most markets, but impovements in the things it can control should reduce the swings
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28 Sep 16, 10:26am
The Weekly Dairy Report: The silage harvest starts in the north as managers prepare cows for mating
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27 Sep 16, 11:49am
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Beef market goes off the boil but deer farmers worry the venison market will get overheated
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23 Sep 16, 7:52pm
Bernard Hickey looks at whether to fix or float and how long to fix as the Reserve Bank looks to cut the OCR again later this year and as the banks refuse to pass on lower wholesale rates
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22 Sep 16, 9:11am
RBNZ leaves Official Cash Rate on hold at 2.0% as expected; says "further policy easing will be required"; says a "decline in the exchange rate is needed"; says seeing signs LVR changes and tighter bank lending criteria are moderating housing market
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22 Sep 16, 8:54am
Fonterra announces net profit of $834 mln; reaffirms season end milk price of $3.90 and dividend of 40c for total payout of $4.30
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21 Sep 16, 12:01pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Positive news abounds, with rising payout predictions, lifting auction prices and good early spring milk flows
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21 Sep 16, 9:08am
Fonterra raises forecast of milk price for current season to $5.25 from $4.75; total payout to farmers now seen in $5.75 to $5.85 range before retentions
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20 Sep 16, 4:36pm
New Zealand farmer confidence in the agricultural economy has risen for the second consecutive quarter and is now at its highest level since 2013, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows
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20 Sep 16, 4:11pm
Smith says Government looking at becoming a party to Unitary Plan appeals to combat any delays in bringing new housing supply to Auckland market
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20 Sep 16, 3:36pm
The Sheep, Deer and Cattle Report: At last the Silver Fern Shanghai Maling deal goes unconditional to give the red meat sector hope for a bright future
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20 Sep 16, 9:36am
Farm prices were generally firmer over winter although there was a low number of dairy farm sales
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20 Sep 16, 9:30am
Keith Woodford discusses the challenges of moving from production to consumer-led in agriculture
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17 Sep 16, 9:10am
Russia emerging as a competitor to NZ logs in China. India emerges as an alternative market. Auckland demand another bright spot - until the bubble bursts
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15 Sep 16, 11:01am
GDP grew 0.9% in June qtr; up 3.6% from June qtr of 2015; slightly below economists' forecasts; unchanged from revised-up March qtr; construction up 5% in June qtr while household consumption up 1.9%
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14 Sep 16, 2:47pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Good start to spring on the farm but the milk market must maintain its momentum
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14 Sep 16, 6:03am
The borrowing of the dairy sector accounts for exactly two-thirds of bank lending to New Zealand's agricultural industries, according to the latest figures
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13 Sep 16, 5:26pm
China may absorb all the increased beef that is planned to come to market by 2020 but the competition will still be intense, says Rabobank
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13 Sep 16, 3:50pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Beef farmers warned that present prices will not continue as global export production lifts
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