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19th May 21, 9:46am
Log prices jump on strong domestic demand, and rising demand from China which now takes 88% of our log exports. Rivals for this China trade fall away as US demand rises. NZ prices at new record high
Log prices jump on strong domestic demand, and rising demand from China which now takes 88% of our log exports. Rivals for this China trade fall away as US demand rises. NZ prices at new record high
19th May 21, 9:46am
19th May 21, 8:33am
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
19th May 21, 8:33am
18th May 21, 10:05am
Farmers will be focusing on the Budget, but the Budget may not focus on rural priorities. However the Government will be relying on rural export revenues to pay for its urban 'catching up' priorities
Farmers will be focusing on the Budget, but the Budget may not focus on rural priorities. However the Government will be relying on rural export revenues to pay for its urban 'catching up' priorities
18th May 21, 10:05am
15th May 21, 11:33am
Angus Kebbell talks to Hilton Collier about the different challenges Māori agri-business has with the He Waka Eke Noa climate partnership obligations, and the way their approach takes the long term view
Angus Kebbell talks to Hilton Collier about the different challenges Māori agri-business has with the He Waka Eke Noa climate partnership obligations, and the way their approach takes the long term view
15th May 21, 11:33am
14th May 21, 10:39am
by Guest
The price lift for global meat prices Westpac expected back in March has come sooner and stronger than expected. With the vaccine rollouts going well, particularly in the US and UK, meat prices will peak higher than previously expected
The price lift for global meat prices Westpac expected back in March has come sooner and stronger than expected. With the vaccine rollouts going well, particularly in the US and UK, meat prices will peak higher than previously expected
14th May 21, 10:39am
14th May 21, 10:02am
by admin
Virtual fencing and herd management company Vence ready to deploy its sustainable livestock management network - into the US and Australia. It is an idea that originated here but developed by international smart money
Virtual fencing and herd management company Vence ready to deploy its sustainable livestock management network - into the US and Australia. It is an idea that originated here but developed by international smart money
14th May 21, 10:02am
12th May 21, 4:25pm
Guy Trafford traces changing consumer emotions around any chemical with a three-letter code, risking the useful for environmental remediation on the altar of the [impossible] quick-fix obsession
Guy Trafford traces changing consumer emotions around any chemical with a three-letter code, risking the useful for environmental remediation on the altar of the [impossible] quick-fix obsession
12th May 21, 4:25pm
11th May 21, 10:10am
Guy Trafford finds New Zealand's nuanced approach to trade with China has far less long-term risk than that of Australia, even if the short-term favours our cousins
Guy Trafford finds New Zealand's nuanced approach to trade with China has far less long-term risk than that of Australia, even if the short-term favours our cousins
11th May 21, 10:10am
8th May 21, 11:56am
Angus Kebbell talks to Genevieve King about how a farm diversification project became a vital way to survive drought conditions, build resilience and value, and be part of the solution to farm succession issues
Angus Kebbell talks to Genevieve King about how a farm diversification project became a vital way to survive drought conditions, build resilience and value, and be part of the solution to farm succession issues
8th May 21, 11:56am
8th May 21, 9:37am
Without an overall umbrella system, New Zealand's varying sector claims to producing food in an environmental sustainable way lacks credibility, new research shows. And no progress to remedying that flaw
Without an overall umbrella system, New Zealand's varying sector claims to producing food in an environmental sustainable way lacks credibility, new research shows. And no progress to remedying that flaw
8th May 21, 9:37am
6th May 21, 5:06pm
by Guest
Andrew Wilson sees the operation of the 80/20 rule all around him as local infrastructure decays. He suspects the 'trivial many' will be picking up the tab. And he is increasingly worried about the extending drought
Andrew Wilson sees the operation of the 80/20 rule all around him as local infrastructure decays. He suspects the 'trivial many' will be picking up the tab. And he is increasingly worried about the extending drought
6th May 21, 5:06pm
6th May 21, 3:48pm
Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
6th May 21, 3:48pm
6th May 21, 10:29am
The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
6th May 21, 10:29am
6th May 21, 9:39am
Allan Barber finds that meat and dairy processing companies share many of the same challenges, especially maintaining efficient capacity and adequate margins between raw material buying price and market returns
Allan Barber finds that meat and dairy processing companies share many of the same challenges, especially maintaining efficient capacity and adequate margins between raw material buying price and market returns
6th May 21, 9:39am
6th May 21, 9:22am
Fonterra launches consultation on capital restructure proposals that appear to close the door on any non-farmer investment in the co-operative
Fonterra launches consultation on capital restructure proposals that appear to close the door on any non-farmer investment in the co-operative
6th May 21, 9:22am
5th May 21, 8:59am
Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra is to launch what it terms a 'comprehensive consultation process' to seek feedback from its farmer shareholders on options for changing its capital structure
Giant dairy co-operative Fonterra is to launch what it terms a 'comprehensive consultation process' to seek feedback from its farmer shareholders on options for changing its capital structure
5th May 21, 8:59am
3rd May 21, 10:00am
Guy Trafford watches the issues farms have to deal with where the property has a road frontage. He also sees a loss of Canterbury's rural trees, much of it because Councils cashed up - and then reneged on replanting promises
Guy Trafford watches the issues farms have to deal with where the property has a road frontage. He also sees a loss of Canterbury's rural trees, much of it because Councils cashed up - and then reneged on replanting promises
3rd May 21, 10:00am
1st May 21, 8:58am
An increase in domestic and export saw log prices has lifted prices above their five year averages. Domestic demand is strong. Sawn timber prices in China have continued to increase faster than log prices
An increase in domestic and export saw log prices has lifted prices above their five year averages. Domestic demand is strong. Sawn timber prices in China have continued to increase faster than log prices
1st May 21, 8:58am
28th Apr 21, 2:29pm
Guy Trafford tracks the national GHG net emissions levels, setting the agriculture trajectory, especially compared to transport. There is a lot to do, and not just on the farm, to reach the 2030 goal
Guy Trafford tracks the national GHG net emissions levels, setting the agriculture trajectory, especially compared to transport. There is a lot to do, and not just on the farm, to reach the 2030 goal
28th Apr 21, 2:29pm
28th Apr 21, 1:52pm
by Guest
An east coast farmer is under pressure from a building drought locally. But as he looks around the world he finds many other big weather changes, enough to cause huge food supply disruptions
An east coast farmer is under pressure from a building drought locally. But as he looks around the world he finds many other big weather changes, enough to cause huge food supply disruptions
28th Apr 21, 1:52pm
28th Apr 21, 9:00am
Angus Kebbell talks to Phil Journeaux about how the He Waka Eka Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership is developing the capacity to measure emissions in a better way than what an ETS would impose
Angus Kebbell talks to Phil Journeaux about how the He Waka Eka Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership is developing the capacity to measure emissions in a better way than what an ETS would impose
28th Apr 21, 9:00am
24th Apr 21, 11:26am
Angus Kebbell talks with with Rachael Halder of Thriving Southland on how they are energising a growing network of catchment groups to solve local issues locally, while drawing on the wider provincial base of skills
Angus Kebbell talks with with Rachael Halder of Thriving Southland on how they are energising a growing network of catchment groups to solve local issues locally, while drawing on the wider provincial base of skills
24th Apr 21, 11:26am
24th Apr 21, 10:13am
Sales of farms and lifestyle blocks are both well up compared to this time last year
Sales of farms and lifestyle blocks are both well up compared to this time last year
24th Apr 21, 10:13am
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

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