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22nd Apr 21, 10:17am
Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
Many more A2 milk and A2 infant formula brands are now emerging across the globe but market leader The a2 milk Company is struggling
22nd Apr 21, 10:17am
21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
Westpac economists see buoyant dairy prices flowing through next season and have hiked their milk price forecast for next year by 75c to $8 per kilogram of milk solids
21st Apr 21, 3:50pm
21st Apr 21, 10:32am
The red meat sector collaboration in joint meetings the MIA and B+LNZ have been having with Ministers, MPs and officials is presenting a united farmer and processing company position for the common good
The red meat sector collaboration in joint meetings the MIA and B+LNZ have been having with Ministers, MPs and officials is presenting a united farmer and processing company position for the common good
21st Apr 21, 10:32am
21st Apr 21, 9:50am
Guy Trafford finds that the good work the MoE/StatsNZ does on land use is being used by others to bolster unsubstantiated biases, especially around the impact of lifestyle blocks
Guy Trafford finds that the good work the MoE/StatsNZ does on land use is being used by others to bolster unsubstantiated biases, especially around the impact of lifestyle blocks
21st Apr 21, 9:50am
19th Apr 21, 9:07am
Guy Trafford despairs at the quailty of the 'information' Immigration NZ works with, suspecting it is a department full of bureaucrats that either don't know NZ's regional geography, or ignore the obvious
Guy Trafford despairs at the quailty of the 'information' Immigration NZ works with, suspecting it is a department full of bureaucrats that either don't know NZ's regional geography, or ignore the obvious
19th Apr 21, 9:07am
17th Apr 21, 11:29am
Angus Kebbell talks with David Norton about how the already substantial biodiversity profile on farmland needs to be integrated into farm management plans, even as bureaucrats try to mess with progress with their latest fads
Angus Kebbell talks with David Norton about how the already substantial biodiversity profile on farmland needs to be integrated into farm management plans, even as bureaucrats try to mess with progress with their latest fads
17th Apr 21, 11:29am
16th Apr 21, 9:31am
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 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
14th Apr 21, 8:04pm
Guy Trafford tries to make sense of the puzzle surrounding the global sheep flock, declining in areas we understand, but rising elsewhere
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
10th Apr 21, 6:51pm
Guy Trafford finds that no matter how the world's population tracks in future, it will still be large and the demand for food will always be strong, including for the foods NZ exports
Guy Trafford finds that no matter how the world's population tracks in future, it will still be large and the demand for food will always be strong, including for the foods NZ exports
10th Apr 21, 6:51pm
8th Apr 21, 9:14am
Guy Trafford struggles with the inconsistent reasons for special restrictions on some religious holidays. He also reviews the latest dairy prices, and notes Synlait Milk's unique issues with supplying A2 Milk
Guy Trafford struggles with the inconsistent reasons for special restrictions on some religious holidays. He also reviews the latest dairy prices, and notes Synlait Milk's unique issues with supplying A2 Milk
8th Apr 21, 9:14am
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
Property rights versus ecological values clash head-on within the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill
7th Apr 21, 4:22pm
7th Apr 21, 3:52pm
The relentless encroachment of the 'big city' into a once-rural area is changing the way the A&P Show draws its entrants and attracts its visitors. But it still holds old-time magic for those who attend
The relentless encroachment of the 'big city' into a once-rural area is changing the way the A&P Show draws its entrants and attracts its visitors. But it still holds old-time magic for those who attend
7th Apr 21, 3:52pm
3rd Apr 21, 11:19am
Angus Kebbell talks with Rob Stokes over the increasing and unnecessarily acrimonious push by politicians to push high country farmers off their leased properties via compounding bureaucratic strangulation
Angus Kebbell talks with Rob Stokes over the increasing and unnecessarily acrimonious push by politicians to push high country farmers off their leased properties via compounding bureaucratic strangulation
3rd Apr 21, 11:19am
3rd Apr 21, 9:36am
Guy Trafford points out that while we may have been safe during the pandemic, we are now underperforming economically and vulnerable to the economic nationalism the pandemic has spawned
Guy Trafford points out that while we may have been safe during the pandemic, we are now underperforming economically and vulnerable to the economic nationalism the pandemic has spawned
3rd Apr 21, 9:36am
31st Mar 21, 12:12pm
by Guest
All rural sector groups are now more buoyant about the outlook for the agri economy, with both dairy farmers and sheep and beef farmers significantly more optimistic than last quarter
All rural sector groups are now more buoyant about the outlook for the agri economy, with both dairy farmers and sheep and beef farmers significantly more optimistic than last quarter
31st Mar 21, 12:12pm
29th Mar 21, 12:12pm
Rabobank New Zealand posts lower annual profit, CEO trumpets agriculture's importance to NZ's economy against the backdrop of COVID-19
Rabobank New Zealand posts lower annual profit, CEO trumpets agriculture's importance to NZ's economy against the backdrop of COVID-19
29th Mar 21, 12:12pm
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
Dairy company Synlait says it is 'continuing to experience significant uncertainty' within its business; has 'proactively engaged' with bankers to increase leverage ratios on its covenants
29th Mar 21, 11:08am
29th Mar 21, 11:00am
Firm winter lamb contracts underpin a positive outlook for the sheep sector, bolstered by coming autumn rains. Freight subsidies help in keeping product in front of offshore consumers
Firm winter lamb contracts underpin a positive outlook for the sheep sector, bolstered by coming autumn rains. Freight subsidies help in keeping product in front of offshore consumers
29th Mar 21, 11:00am
27th Mar 21, 11:23am
Log and sawn timer prices remain high with good demand locally and from China, and with India improving. Freight is boosting the price customers need to pay
Log and sawn timer prices remain high with good demand locally and from China, and with India improving. Freight is boosting the price customers need to pay
27th Mar 21, 11:23am
27th Mar 21, 10:55am
Angus Kebbell talks with Aslan Wright-Stow from Dairy NZ to discuss Dairy NZ’s role in the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership and the development of the farm plan guidance
Angus Kebbell talks with Aslan Wright-Stow from Dairy NZ to discuss Dairy NZ’s role in the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership and the development of the farm plan guidance
27th Mar 21, 10:55am
27th Mar 21, 9:32am
Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
Big decisions still lie ahead as to how New Zealand reports its GHGs to the United Nations. Keeping short and long-life gases separate in the reporting headlines is vital
27th Mar 21, 9:32am
26th Mar 21, 2:10pm
by Guest
Nick Prince notes the British agriculture industry is confronting major policy changes and a sharp exposure to global markets. There will be opportunities for New Zealand but competition will be strong at a time when UK demand drivers are shifting quickly
Nick Prince notes the British agriculture industry is confronting major policy changes and a sharp exposure to global markets. There will be opportunities for New Zealand but competition will be strong at a time when UK demand drivers are shifting quickly
26th Mar 21, 2:10pm
26th Mar 21, 1:46pm
Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
26th Mar 21, 1:46pm
24th Mar 21, 10:03am
Anaerobic digesters, natural feed supplements, and synthetic feed supplements all show promise in delivering substantial methane and other GHG emission reductions in livestock, with no apparent adverse effects on feed intake or animal health
Anaerobic digesters, natural feed supplements, and synthetic feed supplements all show promise in delivering substantial methane and other GHG emission reductions in livestock, with no apparent adverse effects on feed intake or animal health
24th Mar 21, 10:03am
23rd Mar 21, 8:52am
Rural support mental health programs like Good Yarn are increasingly needed as pressures build on farmers. Angus Kebbell talks to Lindsay Wright and finds acceptance of this type of community help is rising
Rural support mental health programs like Good Yarn are increasingly needed as pressures build on farmers. Angus Kebbell talks to Lindsay Wright and finds acceptance of this type of community help is rising
23rd Mar 21, 8:52am

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