Rural News

1 Nov 18, 4:09pm
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a2 Milk faces US challenges on claimed benefits, CPTPP benefits to start soon, huge new Canterbury dairy expansion
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31 Oct 18, 1:43pm
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Global dairy commodities market forces reduction of payout prediction at Westland Milk despite strong milk flows, as they move to access new capital and reduce debt
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31 Oct 18, 9:06am
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Keith Woodford discusses the importance of agriculture to an export led economy and the need to keep an eye on the ball
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31 Oct 18, 8:43am
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Guy Trafford summarises the debate around how we should deal with methane emissions, and introduces you to the global regulation of SLCPs
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27 Oct 18, 10:16am
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Allan Barber sees silly procurement competition as the bane of the meat industry, distorting signals to producers, and roiling industry sustainability
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25 Oct 18, 10:54am
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Guy Trafford assesses the mess the US dairy industry is in from the recent unintended consequences of bad trade policies. He also reviews Canterbury dairy farm sales activity
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24 Oct 18, 11:22am
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Farms and lifestyle block sales volumes drop but prices are holding up reasonably well, although dairy farm prices have taken a hit REINZ says
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24 Oct 18, 10:34am
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Guy Trafford looks at our current struggle with mycoplasma bovis and compares that with how others have tackled other major animal disease outbreaks
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24 Oct 18, 8:43am
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Keith Woodford describes how the major global dairy companies are now reacting to the A2 milk phenomenon by climbing aboard with their own A2 products
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18 Oct 18, 8:43am
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Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy price signals and updates the mycoplasma bovis situation
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17 Oct 18, 2:48pm
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The trade wars have focused China's policy makers on fast changes in their agricultural sector to catch up on productivity and food security
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17 Oct 18, 2:10pm
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ASB economists now see a milk price for this season of $6.25 per kilogram of milk solids, down from a previous forecast of $6.50; see farmer net earnings as about $240 million lower
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17 Oct 18, 11:41am
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Politicised fads don't sway EPA's science. Consumer localism fads don't support real farmers. Prices retreat for livestock although to still-healthy levels
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15 Oct 18, 10:37am
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Keith Woodford discusses Mycoplasma bovis compensation and the uncertainties of eradication as MPI manages the information flow
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10 Oct 18, 10:32am
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Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford
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10 Oct 18, 10:11am
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Guy Trafford reviews and updates a series of changes affecting the dairy industry and how they will impact those affected
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10 Oct 18, 8:57am
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Fonterra says it's now forecasting a milk price for farmers this season of between $6.25 and $6.50 per kilogram of milk solids, down from its previous forecast of $6.75
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9 Oct 18, 4:53pm
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With new rules and restrictions coming for red meat farmers, producers have little choice but to 'invest' in the hope consumers will start paying extra for sustainability - something they haven't shown they will do so far
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9 Oct 18, 10:16am
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Export log prices rise with gains boosted by falling Kiwi dollar. But sawn timber demand isn't following yet. China paying more for logs. India still difficult despite opportunity
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8 Oct 18, 9:41am
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RMA changes, new ways of allocating discharge and water use rights, a Freshwater Standard - all part of Govt's plan to see cleaner waterways in five years
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8 Oct 18, 8:21am
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Keith Woodford explains why all options for Fonterra’s China Farms are unattractive
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4 Oct 18, 11:01am
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Dairy eyes are on the weather, especially in Australia where stress is building fast. NZ in good shape so far. Prices subject to international milk flow changes
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4 Oct 18, 10:58am
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Rabobank trims its dairy payout forecast even though world supply growth will only be modest because the fast rising US dollar and potential trade war consequences will limit what export customers can afford to pay
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3 Oct 18, 5:39pm
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Guy Trafford updates the latest on irrigation, dog safety, sheep dairy, dryland feed, and wraps up what is happening with market prices
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3 Oct 18, 4:40pm
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Economists say milk production levels this season will be crucial, with the strong start already putting pressure on prices
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