Rural News

8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
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
5th Mar 21, 9:03am
by admin
Fonterra raises its farmgate milk payout price to its second highest level ever, after earlier raising its earnings guidance
Fonterra raises its farmgate milk payout price to its second highest level ever, after earlier raising its earnings guidance
5th Mar 21, 9:03am
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
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3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
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Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
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, 4:36pm
Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India
Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India
2nd Mar 21, 4:36pm
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
28th Feb 21, 10:41am
Angus Kebbell talks to Kelly Forster about the important He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, the way forward for how we will meet our environmental goals, international climate commitments, and financial goals
Angus Kebbell talks to Kelly Forster about the important He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, the way forward for how we will meet our environmental goals, international climate commitments, and financial goals
28th Feb 21, 10:41am
27th Feb 21, 10:47am
Sarah Donaldson is the country's only clinical psychologist who specialises in rural health and wellbeing. She talks to Angus Kebbell about her work and how professional approaches can ease stress in rural life
Sarah Donaldson is the country's only clinical psychologist who specialises in rural health and wellbeing. She talks to Angus Kebbell about her work and how professional approaches can ease stress in rural life
27th Feb 21, 10:47am
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
25th Feb 21, 11:48am
Milk company a2 has downgraded its expected profits for the second time in two months after reporting a 35% drop in half-year earnings
Milk company a2 has downgraded its expected profits for the second time in two months after reporting a 35% drop in half-year earnings
25th Feb 21, 11:48am
24th Feb 21, 11:17am
by Guest
Chinese demand for imported liquid milk has grown by 50% per year for more than a decade and the prospects are that this growth will continue even as their domestic supply rises: Rabobank
Chinese demand for imported liquid milk has grown by 50% per year for more than a decade and the prospects are that this growth will continue even as their domestic supply rises: Rabobank
24th Feb 21, 11:17am
20th Feb 21, 12:26pm
Angus Kebbell talks to farmer Roger Lumsden about how deeply technology and the management control it gives are embedded into dairy farming systems, advances that should be recognised as major improvers of environmental outcomes
Angus Kebbell talks to farmer Roger Lumsden about how deeply technology and the management control it gives are embedded into dairy farming systems, advances that should be recognised as major improvers of environmental outcomes
20th Feb 21, 12:26pm
19th Feb 21, 12:06pm
by Guest
Rebounding global demand is primed to send global meat prices higher over 2021. Meanwhile, global meat supply will struggle to keep up with demand. The main constraint on farmgate prices this year will be a strengthening NZ dollar
Rebounding global demand is primed to send global meat prices higher over 2021. Meanwhile, global meat supply will struggle to keep up with demand. The main constraint on farmgate prices this year will be a strengthening NZ dollar
19th Feb 21, 12:06pm
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
16th Feb 21, 8:15am
China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
China is New Zealand’s biggest kiwifruit export market. The problem is that Chinese growers are now growing Zespri’s SunGold variety without Zespri’s permission
16th Feb 21, 8:15am
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
13th Feb 21, 10:10am
Angus Kebbell talks to ANZCO's Grant Bunting about new work being done to make beef production sustainable. Will consumers actually pay for the added costs of growing beef cattle this way?
Angus Kebbell talks to ANZCO's Grant Bunting about new work being done to make beef production sustainable. Will consumers actually pay for the added costs of growing beef cattle this way?
13th Feb 21, 10:10am
12th Feb 21, 9:29am
Allan Barber finds long-standing grading meat grading systems are still widely used even as individual processors respond and tailor their own standards to specific market requirements
Allan Barber finds long-standing grading meat grading systems are still widely used even as individual processors respond and tailor their own standards to specific market requirements
12th Feb 21, 9:29am
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
6th Feb 21, 3:24pm
Angus Kebbell talks to the Rural Support Trust's Felicity Clark about how her unique program is helping Bay of Plenty farming families cope with rising stress levels in their businesses and in their communities
Angus Kebbell talks to the Rural Support Trust's Felicity Clark about how her unique program is helping Bay of Plenty farming families cope with rising stress levels in their businesses and in their communities
6th Feb 21, 3:24pm
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

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