Rural News

16 Jan 19, 4:48pm
14
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
More...
15 Jan 19, 5:39pm
2
Allan Barber says if 2018 was full of unexpected developments and uncertainties, 2019 is likely to be even more challenging
More...
8 Jan 19, 9:31am
22
Keith Woodford explains why the Mycoplasma battle is far from over; at best it is the end of the beginning
More...
28 Dec 18, 9:31am
0
Production pressure sees Rabobank lowering farm gate milk price forecast despite another small lift in recent GDT auction results
More...
20 Dec 18, 10:46am
12
Guy Trafford finishes 2018 with a GDT review, news of a new Fish & Game river survey, calling out plant-based-milk, and an update on the MPB eradication
More...
19 Dec 18, 3:33pm
4
Farm sales and prices are both up compared to last year, but there are still a few rough patches says the REINZ
More...
19 Dec 18, 8:45am
12
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
More...
19 Dec 18, 8:26am
0
Allan Barber looks back of a year where New Zealand agriculture had to face a range of unexpected developments and a number of growing uncertainties, almost all of which will be festering in 2019
More...
15 Dec 18, 10:09am
11
Rodney Dickens thinks he spots a bust about to unfold in the manuka honey market after a strong boom - caused but the usual suspect, fast rising new supply
More...
13 Dec 18, 9:07am
1
Guy Trafford reviews Fonterra's fixed milk price plan, Fed Farmers banking survey, and Simon Upton's critique of Overseer
More...
12 Dec 18, 11:45am
2
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
More...
12 Dec 18, 10:13am
18
A government Farm Debt Mediation Bill would be 'a useful tool in the tool kit' Federated Farmers says as farmers' satisfaction with their banks drops
More...
11 Dec 18, 4:55pm
3
China log demand stable but lower freight costs absorbed by higher NZD. Sawn timber exports strong especially to the EU, and prospects bright
More...
11 Dec 18, 12:02pm
0
Fonterra unveils a new financial tool it says will help farmers gain more certainty of what they will be paid for their milk
More...
11 Dec 18, 11:24am
4
The new tractor sales surge underlines confidence in rural sectors, and is part of the growth of rural exports built on rising productivity and in spite of a rising NZD
More...
10 Dec 18, 5:11pm
22
Keith Woodford explains why Fonterra’s strategic reset depends on board personalities as well as strategy
More...
7 Dec 18, 9:58am
2
Rabobank survey shows farmer confidence falling for the third straight quarter pushing the net rural confidence reading further into negative territory, now with more of the country’s farmers pessimistic than optimistic
More...
6 Dec 18, 10:14am
0
Guy Trafford reviews the latest auction and milk payout changes, Westland's restructure update, M bovis eradication costs
More...
6 Dec 18, 9:01am
16
Fonterra cuts farmgate milk price forecast range to $6.00-$6.30 per kgMS from $6.25-$6.50, forced down by rising international milk supply. Dividend indications unchanged
More...
5 Dec 18, 4:38pm
0
Guy Trafford reviews the latest changes in the national sheep flock in the face of peak dairy. Warren Parker get the Landcorp gig
More...
5 Dec 18, 3:58pm
2
With a good balance sheet, Alliance is repositioning itself to capture better margins from its $1.6 bln in revenue, a goal that wasn't achieved in its last year's results. Its promise is in the future
More...
5 Dec 18, 2:23pm
3
Westpac economists are the latest to trim their milk price forecast for this season - down to $6.10 from $6.25
More...
3 Dec 18, 3:01pm
5
BNZ economists are the latest to lower their milk price forecast for the current season - to $6, which is below Fonterra's forecast range of $6.25 to $6.50
More...
29 Nov 18, 10:36am
14
Guy Trafford reviews the latest claims on Canterbury water quality by Fish & Game and finds misrepresented sources, misquoted facts, and no transparency around samples selected. Fish & Game respond
More...
27 Nov 18, 11:06am
3
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
More...

Pages