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Guy Trafford laments the ongoing decline of the NZ sheep industry, pressured by climate change and related regulations, alternative livestock systems, and forestry, all despite Article 2 of the Paris Agreement
20th Aug 21, 11:54am
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Guy Trafford laments the ongoing decline of the NZ sheep industry, pressured by climate change and related regulations, alternative livestock systems, and forestry, all despite Article 2 of the Paris Agreement
Guy Trafford notes that while farmers have achieved substantial productivity gains, the country as a whole hasn't as some Government policies and core SOEs undermine private sector improvements
16th Apr 21, 9:31am
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Guy Trafford notes that while farmers have achieved substantial productivity gains, the country as a whole hasn't as some Government policies and core SOEs undermine private sector improvements
Guy Trafford tries to make sense of the puzzle surrounding the global sheep flock, declining in areas we understand, but rising elsewhere
14th Apr 21, 8:04pm
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Guy Trafford tries to make sense of the puzzle surrounding the global sheep flock, declining in areas we understand, but rising elsewhere
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
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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
The New Zealand ag sector is "travelling astoundingly well" amid global turbulence, and is poised for a profitable 2021 according to a new Rabobank report
28th Jan 21, 11:19am
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The New Zealand ag sector is "travelling astoundingly well" amid global turbulence, and is poised for a profitable 2021 according to a new Rabobank report
The recent hailstorm in the Nelson region will have a huge impact on the local economy, raising stress and anxiety for horticulturalists and their workers alike. Other rural sectors are enjoying much better conditions
23rd Jan 21, 11:07am
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The recent hailstorm in the Nelson region will have a huge impact on the local economy, raising stress and anxiety for horticulturalists and their workers alike. Other rural sectors are enjoying much better conditions
Following strong market fundamentals and healthy returns in the current season, Rabobank analysts still see a very positive outlook and upside for sheepmeats, despite the usual caveats
24th Jul 19, 4:46pm
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Following strong market fundamentals and healthy returns in the current season, Rabobank analysts still see a very positive outlook and upside for sheepmeats, despite the usual caveats
Guy Trafford points out good farmland is increasingly threatened by cities moving inland as climate change sees coastal zones encroached by the ocean
20th Feb 19, 11:05am
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Guy Trafford points out good farmland is increasingly threatened by cities moving inland as climate change sees coastal zones encroached by the ocean
Guy Trafford says the arable farming practice of stubble-burning makes no sense farming-wise and is unhelpfully selfish in its wider impacts on the community
13th Feb 19, 9:11am
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Guy Trafford says the arable farming practice of stubble-burning makes no sense farming-wise and is unhelpfully selfish in its wider impacts on the community
Rabobank says good production conditions and strong commodity pricing will continue in 2019. But that policy decisions made this year will determine rural resilience for the inevitable downturn
2nd Feb 19, 9:01am
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Rabobank says good production conditions and strong commodity pricing will continue in 2019. But that policy decisions made this year will determine rural resilience for the inevitable downturn
Guy Trafford analyses the sheep meat market showing the changes to where our product goes, and where our rivals are focusing
30th Jan 19, 12:24pm
Guy Trafford analyses the sheep meat market showing the changes to where our product goes, and where our rivals are focusing
Guy Trafford takes another look at a growing problem that never seems to get resolved, notes a full effort to protect 'old world' markets, and assesses changes to farm gate prices
23rd Jan 19, 9:12am
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Guy Trafford takes another look at a growing problem that never seems to get resolved, notes a full effort to protect 'old world' markets, and assesses changes to farm gate prices
Guy Trafford laments the state of agricultural training for a backbone sector as another bites the dust, reviews NZ's Brexit risks, and assesses the state of livestock markets in 2019
16th Jan 19, 4:48pm
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Guy Trafford laments the state of agricultural training for a backbone sector as another bites the dust, reviews NZ's Brexit risks, and assesses the state of livestock markets in 2019
Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He's not pessimistic on everything
19th Dec 18, 8:45am
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Guy Trafford takes a look at what 2019 might bring for farmers in terms of climate-related regulation, land prices, and product prices. He's not pessimistic on everything
Guy Trafford solves the riddle of why farmer confidence is low when prices are high. The cost of increased box-ticking makes the future of smaller family farms less viable
12th Dec 18, 11:45am
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Guy Trafford solves the riddle of why farmer confidence is low when prices are high. The cost of increased box-ticking makes the future of smaller family farms less viable
Guy Trafford reviews the latest changes in the national sheep flock in the face of peak dairy. Warren Parker get the Landcorp gig
5th Dec 18, 4:38pm
Guy Trafford reviews the latest changes in the national sheep flock in the face of peak dairy. Warren Parker get the Landcorp gig
Suppliers do well, investors not so, raising questions about the sustainability of the co-operative model as its customers and markets change fast. Brexit update. Market reports
27th Nov 18, 11:06am
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Suppliers do well, investors not so, raising questions about the sustainability of the co-operative model as its customers and markets change fast. Brexit update. Market reports
Regulators ignore claims of 'meat' and 'milk' by products that are constructed in a chemistry lab. Double-standard advertising features rural roots. Meanwhile urban voters suppress safe farming technology options
21st Nov 18, 8:48am
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Regulators ignore claims of 'meat' and 'milk' by products that are constructed in a chemistry lab. Double-standard advertising features rural roots. Meanwhile urban voters suppress safe farming technology options
The higher dollar is resulting in lower prices except for lamb and mutton. Saleyard demand continues to underpin prices, and undermine company efforts to relay end-market signals to producers
15th Nov 18, 10:03am
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The higher dollar is resulting in lower prices except for lamb and mutton. Saleyard demand continues to underpin prices, and undermine company efforts to relay end-market signals to producers
The push is on to adopt rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. That progress will open up new ways to control greenhouse gasses from agriculture
7th Nov 18, 9:06am
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The push is on to adopt rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. That progress will open up new ways to control greenhouse gasses from agriculture
Guy Trafford summarises the debate around how we should deal with methane emissions, and introduces you to the global regulation of SLCPs
31st Oct 18, 8:43am
Guy Trafford summarises the debate around how we should deal with methane emissions, and introduces you to the global regulation of SLCPs
Guy Trafford looks at our current struggle with mycoplasma bovis and compares that with how others have tackled other major animal disease outbreaks
24th Oct 18, 10:34am
Guy Trafford looks at our current struggle with mycoplasma bovis and compares that with how others have tackled other major animal disease outbreaks
Politicised fads don't sway EPA's science. Consumer localism fads don't support real farmers. Prices retreat for livestock although to still-healthy levels
17th Oct 18, 11:41am
Politicised fads don't sway EPA's science. Consumer localism fads don't support real farmers. Prices retreat for livestock although to still-healthy levels
Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford
10th Oct 18, 10:32am
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Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford
Guy Trafford updates the latest on irrigation, dog safety, sheep dairy, dryland feed, and wraps up what is happening with market prices
3rd Oct 18, 5:39pm
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Guy Trafford updates the latest on irrigation, dog safety, sheep dairy, dryland feed, and wraps up what is happening with market prices