Federated Farmers

5 Jun 18, 9:49am
Federated Farmers' member survey shows farmer satisfaction with banks holding at about 80% positive, but sharemilker satisfaction is down sharply
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30 May 18, 8:58am
In a second open letter to the Minister of Agriculture, Keith Woodford highlights some ‘coalface’ issues that MPI is really struggling with, right now
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28 May 18, 9:36pm
Keith Woodford says the Government is underestimating the animal and human welfare issues in its MPB plan, along with underestimating the complexity of the compensation claims
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25 May 18, 4:52pm
Mycoplasma bovis: do we need to go so fast and should the North and South Islands be managed separately?
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21 May 18, 11:47am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson is tasking Treasury and MPI with investigating establishing a fund to 'get ahead' of biosecurity threats
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21 May 18, 8:49am
Keith Woodford explains how crucial decisions are pending re Mycoplasma bovis and Government must recognise its own limitations
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13 May 18, 8:40pm
Keith Woodford explains why M. bovis eradication is no longer realistic and how industry now needs to take control from Government
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18 Apr 18, 11:30am
A more activist approach to climate change drawing in agriculture will produce some winners in the sector, but as the only country proposing GHG liabilities for livestock, change is coming
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11 Apr 18, 7:45pm
Lamb and mutton schedules hold as processors forced to use saleyards to get the volumes they need as farmers appear to value building flocks. Deer weaner sales positive
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4 Apr 18, 9:10am
Unusually, farmers and meat processors doing well at the same time. Beef prices slip. Deer prices get boost from pet food market
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22 Mar 18, 9:07am
Apart from beef, prices are holding up during time of usual softness. Public concerns rise over land erosion; action needed before regulators step in
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16 Mar 18, 10:19am
Unusual seasonal factors keep animals on the farm, creating shortages and higher prices especially at saleyards. Wool gets another welcome lift
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16 Mar 18, 10:04am
Dairy Report: Irrigation in the South Island insulated dairy farms from drought this year allowing maintained production. North Island makes a fast recovery
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9 Mar 18, 8:30am
Dairy Report: Surprises in the detail of the last dairy auction. Fonterra head-scratcher. Scale of MPB challenge clearer. Competition hots up for sexed semen
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1 Mar 18, 3:10pm
The legacy of the mycoplasma bovis outbreak may be upgraded on-farm bio-hazard risk prevention, the way herds are managed, and the way farm systems are structured
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1 Mar 18, 9:39am
Good summer and autumn pasture growth brings higher facial eczema risks. Wool rises. Beef prices holding. Deer industry checking waterway impacts
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21 Feb 18, 5:12pm
Disquiet over Fonterra's China policies, payables policy. Farmer confidence takes a hit as debt, regulatory uncertainty, and MPB concerns pile up. MPI risks $100 mln in taxpayer compensation
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21 Feb 18, 10:19am
Red meat farmers may be telling Federated Farmers they are losing optimism but most of the market signals are impressively positive
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15 Feb 18, 12:13pm
Farmers now have negative perceptions of the economy, farm profitability, farm production and farm spending. Farm debt levels have increased and fewer farms are debt-free
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13 Feb 18, 11:43am
National Party leader Bill English resigns, says now is the right time to step aside and embark on new personal and professional opportunities
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