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21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
Guy Trafford looks ahead with some optimism, backed up by MPI's latest SOPI. However he finds a precarious situation exists for most exports as new and unexpected challenges keep popping up
21st Jan 21, 12:36pm
20th Jan 21, 3:51pm
Fonterra may have to look at increasing its milk price forecast for farmers as global dairy prices continue to climb
Fonterra may have to look at increasing its milk price forecast for farmers as global dairy prices continue to climb
20th Jan 21, 3:51pm
20th Jan 21, 11:23am
Red meat industry sets four 10 year goals and three 5 year priorities to emphasise provenance, security, and sustainability to grow sales and price premiums for producers
Red meat industry sets four 10 year goals and three 5 year priorities to emphasise provenance, security, and sustainability to grow sales and price premiums for producers
20th Jan 21, 11:23am
18th Jan 21, 10:27am
The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
The COVID-19 path is turning a corner but there are still huge challenges ahead. 2021 will be another year where lifestyles and the economy will be dominated by COVID-19
18th Jan 21, 10:27am
16th Jan 21, 10:43am
Farming is a pressure business, with the usual weather and markets issues being compounded with pandemic and inflexible regulation in the past year. The stress needs to be dealt with and reaching out to the local Rural Trust people is a key
Farming is a pressure business, with the usual weather and markets issues being compounded with pandemic and inflexible regulation in the past year. The stress needs to be dealt with and reaching out to the local Rural Trust people is a key
16th Jan 21, 10:43am
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
Sir Bob Elliott’s most lasting contribution will be for constructing the first foundation on which the A2 milk movement is built. All of the biggest international dairy companies now have their own A2 projects
10th Jan 21, 6:31am
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
A fundamental change is occurring in the economics of production versus permanent forests. The policy environment is getting left behind
4th Jan 21, 9:16am
30th Dec 20, 11:35am
Banks are taking substantially different views over their appetite for rural debt, and they are not all based on loan-loss experience. Meanwhile, non-bank lenders are also moving in
Banks are taking substantially different views over their appetite for rural debt, and they are not all based on loan-loss experience. Meanwhile, non-bank lenders are also moving in
30th Dec 20, 11:35am
19th Dec 20, 9:35am
Angus Kebbell finds that New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector is unique globally in terms of the amount of native forest on its land, and Government policy changes should strengthen that, not undermine it
Angus Kebbell finds that New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector is unique globally in terms of the amount of native forest on its land, and Government policy changes should strengthen that, not undermine it
19th Dec 20, 9:35am
18th Dec 20, 9:46am
High harvest supply sees domestic prices stable on strong demand. But China prices rise after their ban on Aussie logs, although India under pressure as they become the destination for diverted supply
High harvest supply sees domestic prices stable on strong demand. But China prices rise after their ban on Aussie logs, although India under pressure as they become the destination for diverted supply
18th Dec 20, 9:46am
12th Dec 20, 10:08am
Angus Kebbell talks to Karl Dean about dairy farming, the pressures and the positives after a year like no other. The dairy industry is now a key component of the growing beef industry
Angus Kebbell talks to Karl Dean about dairy farming, the pressures and the positives after a year like no other. The dairy industry is now a key component of the growing beef industry
12th Dec 20, 10:08am
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
Guy Trafford compares New Zealand's drive to reduce agriculture emissions with other country efforts. They have done it passively by herd reduction; we have a tougher challenge despite our renewables focus
9th Dec 20, 10:20am
5th Dec 20, 9:16am
Dryland farmers push ahead with effective environmental improvements even as Wellington tries to impose one-size-fits-all rules that are counterproductive in these types of areas, reports Angus Kebbell
Dryland farmers push ahead with effective environmental improvements even as Wellington tries to impose one-size-fits-all rules that are counterproductive in these types of areas, reports Angus Kebbell
5th Dec 20, 9:16am
4th Dec 20, 9:02am
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Fonterra raises its 2020/2021 milk payout forecast to a mid-point of $7.00/kgMS, also says earnings rise on strong recovery in China's foodservice sector
Fonterra raises its 2020/2021 milk payout forecast to a mid-point of $7.00/kgMS, also says earnings rise on strong recovery in China's foodservice sector
4th Dec 20, 9:02am
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
We look like we have a La Niña weather pattern settling in and that is not all bad for New Zealand agriculture. Guy Trafford reviews the likely impacts
2nd Dec 20, 9:32am
1st Dec 20, 9:05am
Allan Barber says nothing will be easy for the foreseeable future for red meat processors, prices will struggle to match the last 12 months, but exporters know that tension in the China market means alternatives are crucial
Allan Barber says nothing will be easy for the foreseeable future for red meat processors, prices will struggle to match the last 12 months, but exporters know that tension in the China market means alternatives are crucial
1st Dec 20, 9:05am
30th Nov 20, 9:42am
Angus Kebbell investigates how COVID has changed and improved the way livestock is traded, finding innovation at saleyards, and also the development of new ways to trade
Angus Kebbell investigates how COVID has changed and improved the way livestock is traded, finding innovation at saleyards, and also the development of new ways to trade
30th Nov 20, 9:42am
30th Nov 20, 8:44am
Demand for New Zealand logs in China are very good with solid demand, reducing inventory levels, and reduced supply from other countries. But log stocks building in a quiet India with diverted log supply
Demand for New Zealand logs in China are very good with solid demand, reducing inventory levels, and reduced supply from other countries. But log stocks building in a quiet India with diverted log supply
30th Nov 20, 8:44am
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
Some large tracts of farming land are changing hands in the Wakatipu basin. Guy Trafford reviews how two major parcels are on different tracks, and the risks that come with changes on this unique land
27th Nov 20, 9:36am
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
Guy Trafford observes that when New Zealand producers are required to adhere to higher standards the result is not a general improvement in standards, but a free pass to importers to undercut them. Consumers then side with the importers
24th Nov 20, 6:39pm
23rd Nov 20, 11:38am
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Global foodservice struggles are set to extend into 2021, softening returns for NZ red meat exports. Beef production flat, but strong demand and tight supply for lamb. More focus on sustainability in supply chains
Global foodservice struggles are set to extend into 2021, softening returns for NZ red meat exports. Beef production flat, but strong demand and tight supply for lamb. More focus on sustainability in supply chains
23rd Nov 20, 11:38am
21st Nov 20, 10:07am
What the newly-agreed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal means for New Zealand agriculture. Angus Kebbell explores two views from rural New Zealand
What the newly-agreed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal means for New Zealand agriculture. Angus Kebbell explores two views from rural New Zealand
21st Nov 20, 10:07am
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
Guy Trafford reviews the consequences of Australia's more muscular approach to China's trade and security challenges and how they may hold lessons for New Zealand
19th Nov 20, 2:36pm
18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
Westpac economists have had their first go at picking the milk price for farmers in 2022 and they are picking exactly the same price as for this year
18th Nov 20, 1:37pm
18th Nov 20, 11:41am
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
Guy Trafford notes that as climate impacts steadily rise, we are making only half-hearted efforts to meet our international obligations as Governments press harder on agriculture but leave urban voters largely unaffected
18th Nov 20, 11:41am

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