Guy Trafford

8th Mar 21, 9:16am
Guy Trafford looks at the supply indicators for sheep over the next six months. He also assesses the beef supply situation where rewards are likely in 2021
Guy Trafford looks at the supply indicators for sheep over the next six months. He also assesses the beef supply situation where rewards are likely in 2021
8th Mar 21, 9:16am
3rd Mar 21, 11:25am
The latest dairy auction result is all about Chinese demand, twisted by lower northern hemisphere production forecasts, and complicated by shipping delays. The net result is sharply higher prices
The latest dairy auction result is all about Chinese demand, twisted by lower northern hemisphere production forecasts, and complicated by shipping delays. The net result is sharply higher prices
3rd Mar 21, 11:25am
2nd Mar 21, 10:16am
What is the right approach to reach environmental goals? Using incentives and subsidies, or using rules and disincentives? And where does food security fit in?
What is the right approach to reach environmental goals? Using incentives and subsidies, or using rules and disincentives? And where does food security fit in?
2nd Mar 21, 10:16am
25th Feb 21, 1:21pm
The annual report from Global Dairy Trade gives a clear view of how this trade has developed in both volume and price terms, and China's role as a buyer
The annual report from Global Dairy Trade gives a clear view of how this trade has developed in both volume and price terms, and China's role as a buyer
25th Feb 21, 1:21pm
25th Feb 21, 11:49am
Guy Trafford points out that the debate of how we want the tourist industry to restart will impact the agricultural sector too who need to make their views heard
Guy Trafford points out that the debate of how we want the tourist industry to restart will impact the agricultural sector too who need to make their views heard
25th Feb 21, 11:49am
18th Feb 21, 10:26am
As dairy prices rise again, new efforts are being made to reinvigorate the Canterbury sheep dairy capacity. Meanwhile Chinese demand drivers for dairy and sheepmeat warrant close attention
As dairy prices rise again, new efforts are being made to reinvigorate the Canterbury sheep dairy capacity. Meanwhile Chinese demand drivers for dairy and sheepmeat warrant close attention
18th Feb 21, 10:26am
16th Feb 21, 9:07am
Farmers hope that the Green Party and Labour call-outs on human rights-and-trade remain selective and inconsistent when it comes to China. Meanwhile state-owned Pamu underperforms again with zero consequences
Farmers hope that the Green Party and Labour call-outs on human rights-and-trade remain selective and inconsistent when it comes to China. Meanwhile state-owned Pamu underperforms again with zero consequences
16th Feb 21, 9:07am
15th Feb 21, 10:40am
Guy Trafford points out what marketers have always known; consumers act quite differently inside a supermarket than what they claim to think outside it - even in Europe
Guy Trafford points out what marketers have always known; consumers act quite differently inside a supermarket than what they claim to think outside it - even in Europe
15th Feb 21, 10:40am
11th Feb 21, 9:42am
Guy Trafford pulls together the various strands of our developing carbon price policies as debate extends around the Climate Change Commission's draft report
Guy Trafford pulls together the various strands of our developing carbon price policies as debate extends around the Climate Change Commission's draft report
11th Feb 21, 9:42am
4th Feb 21, 11:33am
Guy Trafford echoes those in agriculture who note that the Climate Change Commission has been unreasonably selective in apportioning responsibility for change
Guy Trafford echoes those in agriculture who note that the Climate Change Commission has been unreasonably selective in apportioning responsibility for change
4th Feb 21, 11:33am
2nd Feb 21, 9:59am
Despite shrill glee from Greenpeace, Guy Trafford shows that livestock numbers are falling naturally - even dairy cows - and with the ETS carbon price rises, there is no need for agriculture to feel especially threatened
Despite shrill glee from Greenpeace, Guy Trafford shows that livestock numbers are falling naturally - even dairy cows - and with the ETS carbon price rises, there is no need for agriculture to feel especially threatened
2nd Feb 21, 9:59am
29th Jan 21, 10:31am
Guy Trafford tracks the recent rises in farm gate milk prices, what the upgraded China FTA means for us, and how meat and wool prices are faring in early 2021
Guy Trafford tracks the recent rises in farm gate milk prices, what the upgraded China FTA means for us, and how meat and wool prices are faring in early 2021
29th Jan 21, 10:31am
26th Jan 21, 9:54am
Guy Trafford sees some extensive but quiet social support programs by rural firms overshadowed by the bad wastewater practices of these same firms. Farmers are making the clean-water effort, but processors are letting the side down
Guy Trafford sees some extensive but quiet social support programs by rural firms overshadowed by the bad wastewater practices of these same firms. Farmers are making the clean-water effort, but processors are letting the side down
26th Jan 21, 9:54am
21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
Farmers bristle at double standards between crop harvest and fishing crews, with salt in the wound over hiring from COVID-free Pacific Islands. It's evidence that confirms the Minister of Ag has little sway in Cabinet, suggests Guy Trafford
15th Nov 20, 9:25am
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
Despite a bump in the road at the last dairy auction, future demand prospects remain good and unchanged. More focus goes on mitigating farm environmental pressures
5th Nov 20, 9:03am
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
Guy Trafford reviews the new team now responsible for leading the Government policies of most interest to the rural community and the agrifood industry
4th Nov 20, 9:35am
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
Guy Trafford wonders if now is a good time to buy a farm, given the recent selling price dips and the upturn in global demand for our farm products and a possible improvement in trade prospects. Your view?
30th Oct 20, 9:19am
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am

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