Rural News

20 Oct 17, 5:15pm
Labour-led govt will bring in Zero Carbon Act, Climate Commission and have an all-sectors, all gasses pricing scheme; Ardern says Peters agrees on outcome, advocated strongly for the regions, which will show through in policies
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19 Oct 17, 11:42am
Despite little change in prices, Indian demand is rising again, China demand stays high, and freight rates are up. The lower NZD has improved returns especially from Australia
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18 Oct 17, 3:04pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Production forecasts fall on a very wet spring but so do prices at auction
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18 Oct 17, 8:25am
Further weakness in the latest global dairy auction has prompted economists to drop their forecast milk price from $6.75 to as low as $6.30
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17 Oct 17, 2:25pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The first spring lambs hit the market and the insulation qualities of crossbred wool allows for an alternative use
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17 Oct 17, 2:21pm
Farm sales down 30% year-on-year, lifestyle block sales down 23%, REINZ says
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11 Oct 17, 2:26pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Mating started in the north with some cows behind in condition, as milk price trends are volatile amid uncertain production levels
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11 Oct 17, 9:49am
Allan Barber reviews the current attempts to form a coalition government, its fractured history, and the lessons from abroad, all from a rural point of view
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10 Oct 17, 5:10pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Concerns at the proposed meat access deal between the UK and Europe but early prospects for velvet look sound
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9 Oct 17, 2:22pm
Rabobank re-assesses the current Chinese dairy industry and their markets, seeing imports grow by +7% in 2018
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5 Oct 17, 8:40am
Keith Woodford discusses Fonterra’s Annual Report, with results driven by commodities and cost savings, and ongoing concerns in China
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4 Oct 17, 2:23pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Drier and warmer forecast for October will help grass growth and milk flows
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4 Oct 17, 8:08am
Weaker than expected prices at latest dairy auction suggest that Fonterra may be forced to drop its current milk price forecast of $6.75 for the current season; ASB economists remain bullish
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3 Oct 17, 2:52pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Grass about to explode as temperatures lift and wet areas start to dry up
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3 Oct 17, 9:07am
More than four of five research proposals miss out on the annual $48 mln funding round for science research in the five year Endeavour program. Winners feature world-class proposals
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27 Sep 17, 4:16pm
Surging US beef exports and Japanese tariff increases join to limit the opportunities for New Zealand beef. Prices under pressure, not helped by exchange rate says Rabobank
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27 Sep 17, 1:33pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Synlaits result good, Fonterra's average, but the weak milk supply from the wet spring is everyone's concern
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27 Sep 17, 1:14pm
Keith Woodford discusses agri-food disruption risks from synthetic food, seeing New Zealand product futures based on what high-end consumers want, rather than what we produce
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27 Sep 17, 9:42am
Sheep and beef pastoral farmer confidence fell sharply but dairy confidence is resilient. Horticulture confidence still rising. Overall investment intentions still strongly positive
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27 Sep 17, 9:06am
Allan Barber reviews the potential for our meat trade with China. The keys include the integrity of the cold chain, building deep relationships with Chinese counterparts. The prize is a market that takes a third of our proiduction in just a few years
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