Rural News

6th May 20, 3:35pm
Farmers might have to prepare for a return of under $6 per kilogram of milk solids in the forthcoming season
Farmers might have to prepare for a return of under $6 per kilogram of milk solids in the forthcoming season
6th May 20, 3:35pm
6th May 20, 10:30am
There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
6th May 20, 10:30am
6th May 20, 9:04am
Allan Barber sees a clear divide between meat processors who have and haven't taken the COVID-19 wage subsidy, one that comes down to philosophy as much as economics
Allan Barber sees a clear divide between meat processors who have and haven't taken the COVID-19 wage subsidy, one that comes down to philosophy as much as economics
6th May 20, 9:04am
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
From mammoth investments in China, to tiny reductions in New Zealand, Guy Trafford updates some important key rural industry events, and is pleased to see renewed resilience investment in irrigation projects
From mammoth investments in China, to tiny reductions in New Zealand, Guy Trafford updates some important key rural industry events, and is pleased to see renewed resilience investment in irrigation projects
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
30th Apr 20, 10:19am
The traffic lights are changing in the world's major meat markets, some have turned green, notably China, others amber, while others, notably the USA, are turning red. Overall however, our redmeat sector can still sell what it produces
The traffic lights are changing in the world's major meat markets, some have turned green, notably China, others amber, while others, notably the USA, are turning red. Overall however, our redmeat sector can still sell what it produces
30th Apr 20, 10:19am
29th Apr 20, 9:17am
Lockdown issues building for farmers who face feed, cost and animal welfare issues as the seasonal pressures build, while the Government and MPI blithely assume these issues are not serious
Lockdown issues building for farmers who face feed, cost and animal welfare issues as the seasonal pressures build, while the Government and MPI blithely assume these issues are not serious
29th Apr 20, 9:17am
29th Apr 20, 9:16am
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Nationwide feed shortages are prompting DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand to encourage farmers to act now to secure next season’s performance
Nationwide feed shortages are prompting DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand to encourage farmers to act now to secure next season’s performance
29th Apr 20, 9:16am
25th Apr 20, 10:00am
The retiring chief executive of the meat industry trade group has steered the industry from a 'sales' focus to a 'marketing' focus, allowing product allocation and rationing to ensure optimum pricing while preserving established relationships
The retiring chief executive of the meat industry trade group has steered the industry from a 'sales' focus to a 'marketing' focus, allowing product allocation and rationing to ensure optimum pricing while preserving established relationships
25th Apr 20, 10:00am
23rd Apr 20, 3:56pm
Lockdown changes to come just in time for Moving Day. Softness in dairy prices has industry on edge. Saleyard lockdown starting to cause cascading issues
Lockdown changes to come just in time for Moving Day. Softness in dairy prices has industry on edge. Saleyard lockdown starting to cause cascading issues
23rd Apr 20, 3:56pm
22nd Apr 20, 4:08pm
Farm sales were down 15% in the first quarter of this year compared to a year ago and farm prices were down 13%, but the rural community remains in good heart
Farm sales were down 15% in the first quarter of this year compared to a year ago and farm prices were down 13%, but the rural community remains in good heart
22nd Apr 20, 4:08pm
22nd Apr 20, 12:51pm
Lockdown stresses continue to pile up in rural New Zealand but most people acknowledge we are on the right path, and while the pain can't be shared equally, it still must be endured for the good of everyone
Lockdown stresses continue to pile up in rural New Zealand but most people acknowledge we are on the right path, and while the pain can't be shared equally, it still must be endured for the good of everyone
22nd Apr 20, 12:51pm
22nd Apr 20, 9:52am
a2 Milk Company has upgraded its trading outlook for the full year and is now implying operating earnings could be up as much as 35%
a2 Milk Company has upgraded its trading outlook for the full year and is now implying operating earnings could be up as much as 35%
22nd Apr 20, 9:52am
20th Apr 20, 2:46pm
Chairman of Fonterra John Monaghan advises farmer caution around significant on-farm decisions due to current levels of global uncertainty
Chairman of Fonterra John Monaghan advises farmer caution around significant on-farm decisions due to current levels of global uncertainty
20th Apr 20, 2:46pm
17th Apr 20, 3:45pm
Allan Barber offers some more detail and context around the very good profit result from newly debt-free Silver Fern Farms - and he sees it on track to power on from here
Allan Barber offers some more detail and context around the very good profit result from newly debt-free Silver Fern Farms - and he sees it on track to power on from here
17th Apr 20, 3:45pm
17th Apr 20, 10:08am
Lockdown issues are compounded by the extended dry weather making farm livestock decisions hard, and in the face of a fast-changing farm labour situation
Lockdown issues are compounded by the extended dry weather making farm livestock decisions hard, and in the face of a fast-changing farm labour situation
17th Apr 20, 10:08am
15th Apr 20, 11:27am
Guy Trafford muses on how the lockdown will end and how that will play out differently in our trading partners. He looks to recent history for how we handled prior crises. And worries about the lack of global cooperation
Guy Trafford muses on how the lockdown will end and how that will play out differently in our trading partners. He looks to recent history for how we handled prior crises. And worries about the lack of global cooperation
15th Apr 20, 11:27am
11th Apr 20, 9:51am
Allan Barber says that with Chinese shoppers switching from pork to beef and buying more online, sheep and beef farmers can be pleased they are producing product which the world still values
Allan Barber says that with Chinese shoppers switching from pork to beef and buying more online, sheep and beef farmers can be pleased they are producing product which the world still values
11th Apr 20, 9:51am
10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
Allan Barber hopes that with other immediate priorities, farmers may be left to get on with farming and growing food to supply New Zealand and international consumers
10th Apr 20, 1:41pm
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
New Zealand’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication campaign has now been running for almost three years, with no decline in the number of farms newly detected as being infected. Can the disease be stamped out?
9th Apr 20, 12:28pm
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8th Apr 20, 4:41pm
Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
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Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
8th Apr 20, 4:41pm

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