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The Weekly Dairy Report

Fonterra announce sharp downward adjustment to this years payout

The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report

Lamb flat, wool and beef strong and venison schedules finally move

Why Green isn’t the best colour for water

Ian Mackenzie says the Greens are disingenuous with their 'swimmable' rivers policy because urban rivers are under the most stress, whereas 'they really mean only those in the country'

Labour highlights drop in export share of GDP

Labour questions Govt's plan to lift exports to 40% of GDP by 2025; points to drop to 29% from 33% in 2008; English says exporters doing well despite high NZ$

Big drop in Fonterra forecast

Updated
Fonterra slashes Farmgate Milk Price forecast for 2014-15 to $6 per kgMS from $7, with dividend full forecast cash payout range is $6.20-$6.25;  Westpac sees $4.3b annual drop in dairy farmers' incomes

Labour wants 100% swimmable rivers too

Cunliffe says Labour also wants 100% of rivers to be "swimmable", but over time; Key says that's not realistic and would "cost billions"

Better times in prospect for red meat

Allan Barber finds some strong green shoots in the sheep and beef farming sector; half-full or half-empty? Your view?

Debt free farm slices to tempt investors

The latest dairy farm syndicate spurns debt as investors focus on risk

High-profile research says the ‘social cost of carbon’ is too low

Facing the right costs right would help companies and households better understand the full value of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Your view?

Time for government to wake up

Allan Barber says only the Government has the power to bring urgently needed change to a now disillusioned red meat industry that has been trying on its own for 30 years

Kiwi red meat really starting to sizzle

From the farm gate to the customer’s table, red meat - NZ’s one-time export star - is again cooking with gas says ANZ's Graham Turley