Rural news

25 Sep 17, 9:01am
Fonterra announces net profit of $745 mln; drops season end milk price by 3c to $6.12, making final payout of $6.52
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22 Sep 17, 8:51am
Silver Fern Farms looks ahead to what it expects from the new season in terms of volumes available and price trends
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21 Sep 17, 11:06am
GDP grows bang in line with market expectations; per capita GDP grows 0.3% in the quarter; construction activity shrinks again
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20 Sep 17, 11:54am
ASB economists stop short of raising their forecast for now but see a combination of record butter prices and wet weather as providing upward pressure on global dairy prices
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20 Sep 17, 11:27am
Domestic lumber demand is tailing off just as export log demand is picking up, putting upward pressure on local log prices. Demand from India growing faster than expected
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20 Sep 17, 10:19am
The Weekly Dairy Report: Wet conditions keep soil temperatures cold in the south and slow feed surpluses being made into silage in the north
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19 Sep 17, 2:28pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Still wet, wet, wet everywhere, product prospects look good, and even wool has lifted off the bottom
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19 Sep 17, 12:25pm
REINZ says too much rain has affected farm sales in many parts of the country. Lifestyle block sales following residential market lower in Auckland
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19 Sep 17, 10:13am
Allan Barber reports there is real proof it’s worth breeding good white faced calves for the beef industry, and reducing the number of bobbies to the works
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16 Sep 17, 10:15am
Allan Barber reports that AFFCO is learning that Chinese customers are confused by western sheep meat cuts so is shipping chilled whole carcases, and getting a premium
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14 Sep 17, 11:17am
National to assist young farmers to buy Landcorp-owned farms; 'these farms are better off in the hands of hard working young farming families'
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13 Sep 17, 12:00pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: North Island farmers still waiting for spring pasture flush as calving is now well through and focus readjusts to mating
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13 Sep 17, 9:54am
Allan Barber says that if the meat industry is serious about taking its products up-market, livestock can't be bought through third-party traders if product standards are important
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13 Sep 17, 8:50am
Keith Woodford discusses how composting barns can provide solutions for New Zealand dairy
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12 Sep 17, 2:42pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: Some evidence the spring grass market is starting to drive prices for store cattle but wet soils are a handbrake for others
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12 Sep 17, 12:48pm
Rabobank June quarter profitability rises but so do impaired assets
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12 Sep 17, 12:10pm
Federated Farmers says farmers will protest in Jacinda Ardern's hometown of Morrinsville 5 days before the election over 'continued attacks on rural New Zealand'
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8 Sep 17, 9:52am
Labour says will legislate to target net zero emissions by 2050 vs 1990 levels; Says agriculture will be gradually introduced into the ETS, starting with allowing it 90% of emissions free
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7 Sep 17, 4:33pm
Fonterra is coming under pressure to reveal more details about the performance and prospects of its Chinese associate Beingmate when Fonterra releases its annual results later this month
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6 Sep 17, 2:44pm
The Weekly Dairy Report: Milk auction results are steady as political parties blame intensive farming for all of the countries environmental woes
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