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Angus Kebbell talks to Nick Taylor about how one North Canterbury region turned its communities into active, thriving and diverse social centers
22nd May 21, 11:21am
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Angus Kebbell talks to Nick Taylor about how one North Canterbury region turned its communities into active, thriving and diverse social centers
Alternative proteins are no threat to red meats yet. They will need to develop whole-of-value-chain thinking, commitment to the development of a new sector over many years, and significant investment
22nd May 21, 10:08am
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Alternative proteins are no threat to red meats yet. They will need to develop whole-of-value-chain thinking, commitment to the development of a new sector over many years, and significant investment
ASB economists now see a milk price for farmers next year of $8.20 per kilogram of milk solids, which if achieved would be the second best price ever
19th May 21, 2:47pm
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ASB economists now see a milk price for farmers next year of $8.20 per kilogram of milk solids, which if achieved would be the second best price ever
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
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
Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
19th May 21, 8:33am
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Keith Woodford says the Fonterra capital proposals will make the forward journey more difficult, running counter to the intent
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
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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
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
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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
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
by Guest
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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
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
by admin
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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
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
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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 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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
by Guest
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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
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
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Fonterra’s capital structure proposals are the biggest since its formation in 2001. The devil is in the detail, says Keith Woodford
The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
6th May 21, 10:29am
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The sheep and beef industry is getting squeezed from all sides, yet export returns exceed $7 billion
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
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
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
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Fonterra launches consultation on capital restructure proposals that appear to close the door on any non-farmer investment in the co-operative
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
by Guest
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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
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
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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 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
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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