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The methane debate is more about politics, policy and value judgements than it is about science
29th Jun 22, 11:41am
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The methane debate is more about politics, policy and value judgements than it is about science
Guy Trafford reviews the 156 page official June update of the outlook for the primary sector, and finds an optimistic view. A lot still depends on Chinese demand but sector and market diversification is happening
29th Jun 22, 10:21am
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Guy Trafford reviews the 156 page official June update of the outlook for the primary sector, and finds an optimistic view. A lot still depends on Chinese demand but sector and market diversification is happening
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting grain markets worldwide. That in turn affects animal feed, and downstream meat production. Angus Kebbell explores how that will affect markets for our pasture-based livestock by looking at the global impacts
25th Jun 22, 9:49am
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is affecting grain markets worldwide. That in turn affects animal feed, and downstream meat production. Angus Kebbell explores how that will affect markets for our pasture-based livestock by looking at the global impacts
Allan Barber reports on work within some key innovative partnerships chasing industry-changing improvements in feed conversion for both the dairy and beef industries
25th Jun 22, 9:30am
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Allan Barber reports on work within some key innovative partnerships chasing industry-changing improvements in feed conversion for both the dairy and beef industries
Guy Trafford wonders how successful the Prime Minister's trade mission to the EU will be overcoming two-faced European positions on provenance and tariffs
24th Jun 22, 10:41am
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Guy Trafford wonders how successful the Prime Minister's trade mission to the EU will be overcoming two-faced European positions on provenance and tariffs
Lower house prices and rising mortgage interest rates take their toll on lifestyle block sales
23rd Jun 22, 11:15am
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Lower house prices and rising mortgage interest rates take their toll on lifestyle block sales
Fonterra's now signalling a farmgate milk price of $9.50 for the recently started season - which could be a new record
23rd Jun 22, 9:01am
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Fonterra's now signalling a farmgate milk price of $9.50 for the recently started season - which could be a new record
Following what's set to be a record milk price for the season just finished, ASB economists think the new season could see the price hit double figures for the first time
22nd Jun 22, 2:47pm
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Following what's set to be a record milk price for the season just finished, ASB economists think the new season could see the price hit double figures for the first time
A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty
22nd Jun 22, 9:33am
by Guest
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A new farming proposal to reduce carbon emissions involves a lot of trust – and a lot of uncertainty
Guy Trafford reports on a land-use tussle in the Canterbury Kaituna Valley involving a proposed feedlot upstream from the already polluted Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere
21st Jun 22, 3:38pm
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Guy Trafford reports on a land-use tussle in the Canterbury Kaituna Valley involving a proposed feedlot upstream from the already polluted Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere
"We're all getting on the bus and going in the same direction, but Wellington has sent seven buses to pick you up seven times." Why catchment groups are a better answer
18th Jun 22, 9:59am
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"We're all getting on the bus and going in the same direction, but Wellington has sent seven buses to pick you up seven times." Why catchment groups are a better answer
Guy Trafford's gritty review of the HWEN proposals to Parliament finds while them broadly aligned with the ETS in its intent, but there are some distinct differences mainly around sequestration and pricing. These favour farming over most other sectors
16th Jun 22, 11:11am
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Guy Trafford's gritty review of the HWEN proposals to Parliament finds while them broadly aligned with the ETS in its intent, but there are some distinct differences mainly around sequestration and pricing. These favour farming over most other sectors
Weaker global demand for dairy products is coming at the same time global milk production is set to decrease, so price declines are expected to be moderate during the second half of 2022
16th Jun 22, 10:12am
by Guest
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Weaker global demand for dairy products is coming at the same time global milk production is set to decrease, so price declines are expected to be moderate during the second half of 2022
Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
15th Jun 22, 1:53pm
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Big methane decisions lie ahead that will affect all New Zealanders, Keith Woodford says
What happens when well-meaning urban elites push drastic changes on farming that are not well supported by scientific or market evidence? Sri Lanka
12th Jun 22, 10:30am
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What happens when well-meaning urban elites push drastic changes on farming that are not well supported by scientific or market evidence? Sri Lanka
A new comprehensive review surveying the whole primary sector comes to the unsurprising conclusion that climate change is the biggest issue facing agribusiness. But ideas for practical application are thin
11th Jun 22, 9:49am
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A new comprehensive review surveying the whole primary sector comes to the unsurprising conclusion that climate change is the biggest issue facing agribusiness. But ideas for practical application are thin
With beef prices and inflation at an all-time high in many markets around the world, Rabobank says now is not an easy time for the global beef sector to translate sustainability and emissions commitments into action
10th Jun 22, 12:37pm
by Guest
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With beef prices and inflation at an all-time high in many markets around the world, Rabobank says now is not an easy time for the global beef sector to translate sustainability and emissions commitments into action
Hard on the heels of a positive dairy auction result, the recommendations of the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership (HWEN) have been sent to the Government, backed up by overwhelming farmer support
8th Jun 22, 11:24am
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Hard on the heels of a positive dairy auction result, the recommendations of the Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership (HWEN) have been sent to the Government, backed up by overwhelming farmer support
Guy Trafford looks at the state of current attitudes to genetic modification of the food chain. With clear parallels to the recent vax/anti-vax debate, and evidence accumulating since the 1990's bans, change may get new impetus
8th Jun 22, 10:02am
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Guy Trafford looks at the state of current attitudes to genetic modification of the food chain. With clear parallels to the recent vax/anti-vax debate, and evidence accumulating since the 1990's bans, change may get new impetus
Fonterra to provide up to $50 mln for buying back its own shares to combat a market 'undervaluing' its shares
8th Jun 22, 9:45am
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Fonterra to provide up to $50 mln for buying back its own shares to combat a market 'undervaluing' its shares
Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy's latest attack on the impact of dairying on the Canterbury Plains' groundwater resource - and finds it largely proven
4th Jun 22, 11:00am
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Guy Trafford takes a critical looks at Mike Joy's latest attack on the impact of dairying on the Canterbury Plains' groundwater resource - and finds it largely proven
The large Rangitīkei Rivers Community Catchment group is an example of a major community network improving both water quality and the community cohesion
4th Jun 22, 10:09am
The large Rangitīkei Rivers Community Catchment group is an example of a major community network improving both water quality and the community cohesion
Big challenges and change lie ahead if methane emissions are to be reduced by 10% by 2030
2nd Jun 22, 7:10am
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Big challenges and change lie ahead if methane emissions are to be reduced by 10% by 2030
Chinese demand for logs depends on lockdown easing there, but hopes are high from August. Indian demand very uncertain. Domestic mills worry about supply due to postponed harvesting
1st Jun 22, 10:20am
Chinese demand for logs depends on lockdown easing there, but hopes are high from August. Indian demand very uncertain. Domestic mills worry about supply due to postponed harvesting
Mike Joy says water is becoming a defining political and economic issue. Changing attitudes to its quality and accessibility depends on accurate information – including how water is used to dilute agricultural waste
30th May 22, 1:17pm
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Mike Joy says water is becoming a defining political and economic issue. Changing attitudes to its quality and accessibility depends on accurate information – including how water is used to dilute agricultural waste