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13th May 20, 9:48am
What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
13th May 20, 9:48am
8th May 20, 10:06am
Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
8th May 20, 10:06am
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
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
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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
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am
Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm
4th Mar 20, 12:07pm
Guy Trafford looks for signs that trade is restarting in China, and the impact distortions are having on the movement of imported food. It a nervous time for food exporters here
Guy Trafford looks for signs that trade is restarting in China, and the impact distortions are having on the movement of imported food. It a nervous time for food exporters here
4th Mar 20, 12:07pm
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
13th Feb 20, 10:50am
Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
13th Feb 20, 10:50am
30th Jan 20, 9:47am
International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
30th Jan 20, 9:47am