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18th Mar 21, 12:00pm
Guy Trafford raises an eyebrow over how conflicted farmers are on Fonterra's capital structure. He is watching for carbon price gaming. And he is also watching insects being added to animal food
Guy Trafford raises an eyebrow over how conflicted farmers are on Fonterra's capital structure. He is watching for carbon price gaming. And he is also watching insects being added to animal food
18th Mar 21, 12:00pm
17th Mar 21, 9:02am
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
Dairy co-operative Fonterra has improved 'normalised' profit by 43% and paid a dividend of 5c but says the second half of the year will be affected by the rising costs of dairy products
17th Mar 21, 9:02am
16th Mar 21, 1:35pm
by Guest
High-protein animal feed based on insects has major potential, claims Rabobank. The next challenges are updating regulation, and building scale, so that the environmental benefits can be delivered
High-protein animal feed based on insects has major potential, claims Rabobank. The next challenges are updating regulation, and building scale, so that the environmental benefits can be delivered
16th Mar 21, 1:35pm
16th Mar 21, 9:48am
Guy Trafford reviews the big power competition, and how NZ positions itself after the core rivalry shifts from amateur name-calling to a real and serious geopolitical tension, where trade can be a collateral sacrifice
Guy Trafford reviews the big power competition, and how NZ positions itself after the core rivalry shifts from amateur name-calling to a real and serious geopolitical tension, where trade can be a collateral sacrifice
16th Mar 21, 9:48am
15th Mar 21, 5:23pm
Angus Kebbell talks to AgResearch's Graeme Bourdôt about how the war on weeds is being ramped up with intensive field work and savvy computer models
Angus Kebbell talks to AgResearch's Graeme Bourdôt about how the war on weeds is being ramped up with intensive field work and savvy computer models
15th Mar 21, 5:23pm
15th Mar 21, 3:40pm
Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
Fonterra farmers have given a resounding thumbs down to any suggestion of bringing outside shareholders into the dairy co-operative
15th Mar 21, 3:40pm
13th Mar 21, 11:59am
Angus Kebbell talks to Jeremy Baker at Beef+Lamb NZ about what they bring to the table on agricultural greenhouse gas emission reduction as part of the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action partnership
Angus Kebbell talks to Jeremy Baker at Beef+Lamb NZ about what they bring to the table on agricultural greenhouse gas emission reduction as part of the He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action partnership
13th Mar 21, 11:59am
13th Mar 21, 9:46am
Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
Land-use decisions between farm and forest need unbiased information from within New Zealand, without Government screwing the scrum towards foreign investors
13th Mar 21, 9:46am
11th Mar 21, 11:10am
Guy Trafford looks at the global trends for beef production, noting New Zealand is a minor producer with a world-leading minimal environmental impact, while the second largest is expanding fast at the expense of its rainforests
Guy Trafford looks at the global trends for beef production, noting New Zealand is a minor producer with a world-leading minimal environmental impact, while the second largest is expanding fast at the expense of its rainforests
11th Mar 21, 11:10am
10th Mar 21, 9:27am
Allan Barber explains that successful red meat marketing will require processing efficiency of consumer driven products backed by skillful marketing and state of the art logistics and distribution
Allan Barber explains that successful red meat marketing will require processing efficiency of consumer driven products backed by skillful marketing and state of the art logistics and distribution
10th Mar 21, 9:27am
8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
A senior Waikato farm adviser reports his clients are actively looking for positive leadership and practical ideas from Wellington on the new road to climate sustainability, and notice how lacking it is at present
8th Mar 21, 12:07pm
8th Mar 21, 9:16am
Guy Trafford looks at the supply indicators for sheep over the next six months. He also assesses the beef supply situation where rewards are likely in 2021
Guy Trafford looks at the supply indicators for sheep over the next six months. He also assesses the beef supply situation where rewards are likely in 2021
8th Mar 21, 9:16am
5th Mar 21, 9:03am
by admin
Fonterra raises its farmgate milk payout price to its second highest level ever, after earlier raising its earnings guidance
Fonterra raises its farmgate milk payout price to its second highest level ever, after earlier raising its earnings guidance
5th Mar 21, 9:03am
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
Dairy company Synlait says it is continuing to experience significant uncertainty and volatility within its business
4th Mar 21, 9:52am
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3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
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Westpac economists raise their farmgate milk price forecast to $7.90, while ANZ economists lift their pick to $7.70; both prices are well ahead of Fonterra's own forecast
3rd Mar 21, 12:49pm
3rd Mar 21, 11:25am
The latest dairy auction result is all about Chinese demand, twisted by lower northern hemisphere production forecasts, and complicated by shipping delays. The net result is sharply higher prices
The latest dairy auction result is all about Chinese demand, twisted by lower northern hemisphere production forecasts, and complicated by shipping delays. The net result is sharply higher prices
3rd Mar 21, 11:25am
2nd Mar 21, 4:36pm
Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India
Foresters are getting higher prices for logs from both local processors and from export sales to China, but they can't compete with distressed Aussie sales into India
2nd Mar 21, 4:36pm
2nd Mar 21, 10:16am
What is the right approach to reach environmental goals? Using incentives and subsidies, or using rules and disincentives? And where does food security fit in?
What is the right approach to reach environmental goals? Using incentives and subsidies, or using rules and disincentives? And where does food security fit in?
2nd Mar 21, 10:16am
28th Feb 21, 10:41am
Angus Kebbell talks to Kelly Forster about the important He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, the way forward for how we will meet our environmental goals, international climate commitments, and financial goals
Angus Kebbell talks to Kelly Forster about the important He Waka Eke Noa Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership, the way forward for how we will meet our environmental goals, international climate commitments, and financial goals
28th Feb 21, 10:41am
27th Feb 21, 10:47am
Sarah Donaldson is the country's only clinical psychologist who specialises in rural health and wellbeing. She talks to Angus Kebbell about her work and how professional approaches can ease stress in rural life
Sarah Donaldson is the country's only clinical psychologist who specialises in rural health and wellbeing. She talks to Angus Kebbell about her work and how professional approaches can ease stress in rural life
27th Feb 21, 10:47am
25th Feb 21, 1:21pm
The annual report from Global Dairy Trade gives a clear view of how this trade has developed in both volume and price terms, and China's role as a buyer
The annual report from Global Dairy Trade gives a clear view of how this trade has developed in both volume and price terms, and China's role as a buyer
25th Feb 21, 1:21pm
25th Feb 21, 11:49am
Guy Trafford points out that the debate of how we want the tourist industry to restart will impact the agricultural sector too who need to make their views heard
Guy Trafford points out that the debate of how we want the tourist industry to restart will impact the agricultural sector too who need to make their views heard
25th Feb 21, 11:49am
25th Feb 21, 11:48am
Milk company a2 has downgraded its expected profits for the second time in two months after reporting a 35% drop in half-year earnings
Milk company a2 has downgraded its expected profits for the second time in two months after reporting a 35% drop in half-year earnings
25th Feb 21, 11:48am
24th Feb 21, 11:17am
by Guest
Chinese demand for imported liquid milk has grown by 50% per year for more than a decade and the prospects are that this growth will continue even as their domestic supply rises: Rabobank
Chinese demand for imported liquid milk has grown by 50% per year for more than a decade and the prospects are that this growth will continue even as their domestic supply rises: Rabobank
24th Feb 21, 11:17am
20th Feb 21, 12:26pm
Angus Kebbell talks to farmer Roger Lumsden about how deeply technology and the management control it gives are embedded into dairy farming systems, advances that should be recognised as major improvers of environmental outcomes
Angus Kebbell talks to farmer Roger Lumsden about how deeply technology and the management control it gives are embedded into dairy farming systems, advances that should be recognised as major improvers of environmental outcomes
20th Feb 21, 12:26pm

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