Rural news

2 Jul 18, 10:21am
Appointment of new 'independent' manager to Beingmate seen by Fonterra as key to turning around its under-performing investment in the company
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2 Jul 18, 7:41am
Keith Woodford describes how official positions ignore the cascading evidence for early arrival of Mycoplasma bovis
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28 Jun 18, 8:43am
Guy Trafford sees Fonterra's NZ shareholders finally getting a return from their Aussie investment. But he questions the value of seeking MPB eradication
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27 Jun 18, 8:50am
Savvy buying by finishing farmers has paid off handsomely with lamb returns now competitive with venison which is also having a golden run. But longer term, there is still the climate change threat
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27 Jun 18, 7:02am
Both farmers and the red meat processing industry enthusiastically support the work developing an origin brand, supporting and developing higher environmental credentials
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25 Jun 18, 1:45pm
Grant Robertson says Fonterra needs to be focusing more on the value-add side of its business
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24 Jun 18, 10:44pm
Keith Woodford shows that the more you know about the Mycoplasma species, the more complex the management issues become for eradicating Mycoplasma bovis
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22 Jun 18, 1:00pm
Rabobank says New Zealand's dairy exports are facing brighter export prospects as prices rally on unfavourable weather in other countries, and trade frictions damage supply
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22 Jun 18, 7:35am
Infant formula concerns raised for Fonterra and Beingmate in China. Fonterra says it's a technical not food safety issue, plays it down
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21 Jun 18, 7:45am
Guy Trafford traces the implications for agricultural trade flows from the game of poker the US is playing with China. All sides are vulnerable, even those not directly involved
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20 Jun 18, 2:26pm
Farm prices have generally been firmer but dairy farm prices are down compared to a year ago
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20 Jun 18, 10:21am
For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
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20 Jun 18, 6:27am
The only consequence Shane Jones has faced for his attacks on corporate NZ is increased airtime & more column inches. Jason Walls doesn't expect him to stop anytime soon
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18 Jun 18, 7:41am
Keith Woodford explains how the arrival date of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand is crucial to the eradication prospects
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14 Jun 18, 3:08pm
Winston Peters says ‘heads should roll’ at Fonterra over its loss on China's Beingmate, says the buck stops at the top
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14 Jun 18, 8:32am
Government ministers try to build bridges with the rural community, some by 'friendship', some by bullying. Also, why are there three national farm databases? wonders Guy Trafford
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13 Jun 18, 4:09pm
The ‘First Citizen of the Provinces’ has called for the resignation of another top public-sector figure – Fonterra Chairman John Wilson
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13 Jun 18, 10:46am
The coming country of origin brand campaign, the new Environment Strategy, and the Red Meat Story bolster a strong environmental backstory for the Taste Pure Nature pitch
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13 Jun 18, 10:05am
Strong demand from the US and EU for clear lumber produced by New Zealand mills with prices rising to record highs. China demand high but softening as prices rise. Domestic demand steady
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13 Jun 18, 8:55am
Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
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