Guy Trafford

4th Jul 18, 5:05pm
Guy Trafford finds polarised views flowing from what some urban consumers say (loudly), and how they live their lives with the market signals they send to producers
Guy Trafford finds polarised views flowing from what some urban consumers say (loudly), and how they live their lives with the market signals they send to producers
4th Jul 18, 5:05pm
3rd Jul 18, 8:58am
High Court ruling on PSA may have stinging repercussions for MPI on mycoplasma bovis claims. Shows biosecurity risks need to be taken more seriously by Government
High Court ruling on PSA may have stinging repercussions for MPI on mycoplasma bovis claims. Shows biosecurity risks need to be taken more seriously by Government
3rd Jul 18, 8:58am
27th Jun 18, 8:50am
Savvy buying by finishing farmers has paid off handsomely with lamb returns now competitive with venison which is also having a golden run. But longer term, there is still the climate change threat
Savvy buying by finishing farmers has paid off handsomely with lamb returns now competitive with venison which is also having a golden run. But longer term, there is still the climate change threat
27th Jun 18, 8:50am
20th Jun 18, 10:21am
For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
20th Jun 18, 10:21am
13th Jun 18, 8:55am
Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
13th Jun 18, 8:55am
6th Jun 18, 11:10am
Guy Trafford (bravely) looks at the big international influences in markets important to sheep and beef farmers as they start thinking about next year's budgets
Guy Trafford (bravely) looks at the big international influences in markets important to sheep and beef farmers as they start thinking about next year's budgets
6th Jun 18, 11:10am
30th May 18, 12:08pm
After coming under pressure for not taking calves through to greater age and potential, MPB risks have now suddenly turned that on its head
After coming under pressure for not taking calves through to greater age and potential, MPB risks have now suddenly turned that on its head
30th May 18, 12:08pm
23rd May 18, 8:35am
The newly launched NFX raises many questions for an amazing, natural product that constantly gets poor prices - unless it is merino
The newly launched NFX raises many questions for an amazing, natural product that constantly gets poor prices - unless it is merino
23rd May 18, 8:35am
18th May 18, 8:56am
Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
18th May 18, 8:56am
16th May 18, 8:38am
MPB policy dominates farmer anxiety, as waiting for specifics and commitments drag on. Southland farm sales reveal fallout. Product prices hold up however
MPB policy dominates farmer anxiety, as waiting for specifics and commitments drag on. Southland farm sales reveal fallout. Product prices hold up however
16th May 18, 8:38am
10th May 18, 2:12pm
Rural update: MPB exposures expanding, cost rising. And re-establishing trade with Iran just got a whole lot harder
Rural update: MPB exposures expanding, cost rising. And re-establishing trade with Iran just got a whole lot harder
10th May 18, 2:12pm
8th May 18, 3:02pm
Despite politicians piling in, the red meat industry launches new branding and product story campaigns. Lamb prices rise. Beef prices hold. Deer prospects improve further
Despite politicians piling in, the red meat industry launches new branding and product story campaigns. Lamb prices rise. Beef prices hold. Deer prospects improve further
8th May 18, 3:02pm
2nd May 18, 9:20am
Claims of importance, risks and priority ring hollow when 'new' biosecurity organisation gets unchanged funding with same staffing levels
Claims of importance, risks and priority ring hollow when 'new' biosecurity organisation gets unchanged funding with same staffing levels
2nd May 18, 9:20am
25th Apr 18, 7:53pm
Given the authority handed MPI to implement the NAIT system, which only works with full enforcement, eliminating biosecurity exposures relies on them policing compliance
Given the authority handed MPI to implement the NAIT system, which only works with full enforcement, eliminating biosecurity exposures relies on them policing compliance
25th Apr 18, 7:53pm
21st Apr 18, 9:57am
Out of date report on the state of our soils raises important issues says Guy Trafford, even if it is seriously deficient in a range of practical matters
Out of date report on the state of our soils raises important issues says Guy Trafford, even if it is seriously deficient in a range of practical matters
21st Apr 18, 9:57am
11th 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
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
11th Apr 18, 7:45pm
11th Apr 18, 1:24pm
Opinion: Positive reaction to Jericho Station sale collapse reflects New Zealanders preoccupation with land ownership
Opinion: Positive reaction to Jericho Station sale collapse reflects New Zealanders preoccupation with land ownership
11th Apr 18, 1:24pm
10th Apr 18, 4:51pm
Guy Trafford sorts through the downstream effects of a US vs China trade war to see how that may affect New Zealand farmers and finds we won't emerge unscathed
Guy Trafford sorts through the downstream effects of a US vs China trade war to see how that may affect New Zealand farmers and finds we won't emerge unscathed
10th Apr 18, 4:51pm
4th 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
Unusually, farmers and meat processors doing well at the same time. Beef prices slip. Deer prices get boost from pet food market
4th Apr 18, 9:10am
28th Mar 18, 9:12am
Guy Trafford updates the Lincoln University revolving door, assesses downstream MPB consequences, checks grass growth and rabbit numbers, notes some key touring parties
Guy Trafford updates the Lincoln University revolving door, assesses downstream MPB consequences, checks grass growth and rabbit numbers, notes some key touring parties
28th Mar 18, 9:12am

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