Guy Trafford

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Articles by Guy Trafford

7th Aug 20, 10:37am
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Guy Trafford finds that reports China is moving to reduce average red meat consumption to be wide of the mark and that our exports seem safe even through the pandemic
Guy Trafford finds that reports China is moving to reduce average red meat consumption to be wide of the mark and that our exports seem safe even through the pandemic
7th Aug 20, 10:37am
6th Aug 20, 10:10am
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Guy Trafford says we should use this time between pandemic waves to prepare for a tougher market environment in which to sell our premium food products, given that the economic hurt from multiple waves will grow
Guy Trafford says we should use this time between pandemic waves to prepare for a tougher market environment in which to sell our premium food products, given that the economic hurt from multiple waves will grow
6th Aug 20, 10:10am
30th Jul 20, 10:32am
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Selling high quality dairy products into China comes with all sorts of different tensions, from big power rivalries to dealing with suppressed consumer suspicions. It is a high risk trade even with exemplar products
Selling high quality dairy products into China comes with all sorts of different tensions, from big power rivalries to dealing with suppressed consumer suspicions. It is a high risk trade even with exemplar products
30th Jul 20, 10:32am
29th Jul 20, 9:25am
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Guy Trafford welcomes the new focus on encouraging employment in the agricultural sector, but he finds very mixed signals especially from Government agencies, and is a sector starting this new search with some major handicaps
Guy Trafford welcomes the new focus on encouraging employment in the agricultural sector, but he finds very mixed signals especially from Government agencies, and is a sector starting this new search with some major handicaps
29th Jul 20, 9:25am
23rd Jul 20, 11:20am
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Guy Trafford tracks the underlying demand from China for animal feed and notes that product moves no matter what the political pressures are
Guy Trafford tracks the underlying demand from China for animal feed and notes that product moves no matter what the political pressures are
23rd Jul 20, 11:20am
22nd Jul 20, 8:55am
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There may be as much as a 20% cost saving using clover over nitrogen fertiliser, but animal welfare issues will need attention. And will the push for agritech really raise exports?
There may be as much as a 20% cost saving using clover over nitrogen fertiliser, but animal welfare issues will need attention. And will the push for agritech really raise exports?
22nd Jul 20, 8:55am
17th Jul 20, 10:32am
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Guy Trafford reports that local markets are feeling the crosswinds of trade war tensions and the pandemic even if New Zealand and its exports are not directly targeted
Guy Trafford reports that local markets are feeling the crosswinds of trade war tensions and the pandemic even if New Zealand and its exports are not directly targeted
17th Jul 20, 10:32am
15th Jul 20, 1:50pm
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Guy Trafford considers the options that farmers have at the upcoming election, given that National seems damaged, NZ First seem unreliable, and Labour and the Greens seem either uninterested or downright antagonistic
Guy Trafford considers the options that farmers have at the upcoming election, given that National seems damaged, NZ First seem unreliable, and Labour and the Greens seem either uninterested or downright antagonistic
15th Jul 20, 1:50pm
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
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Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
Guy Trafford sees new food and land-use virtue rules accelerating the rise in the cost of local food, or a faster rise in imported food, or both
10th Jul 20, 10:11am
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
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Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
Guy Trafford is disappointed that the latest MPI aspirational document highlights yet more confusing signals for the rural sector, devoid of detail of what will be supported
8th Jul 20, 10:09am
8th Jul 20, 9:33am
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A big surprise rise in dairy prices, driven by whole milk powder prices, affirms new season farm gate forecasts. But can they hold up at this new level?
A big surprise rise in dairy prices, driven by whole milk powder prices, affirms new season farm gate forecasts. But can they hold up at this new level?
8th Jul 20, 9:33am
3rd Jul 20, 9:35am
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Guy Trafford wonders how we will retain our independence when our largest trading partner is also asserting its power and is insulted with even the most circumspect disagreement. Trade may be an early casualty
Guy Trafford wonders how we will retain our independence when our largest trading partner is also asserting its power and is insulted with even the most circumspect disagreement. Trade may be an early casualty
3rd Jul 20, 9:35am
1st Jul 20, 11:48am
Guy Trafford explores the issues when a consumer food fad gets out of control. What liabilities do manufacturers assume when consumers act irresponsibly? especially when they are in another country
Guy Trafford explores the issues when a consumer food fad gets out of control. What liabilities do manufacturers assume when consumers act irresponsibly? especially when they are in another country
1st Jul 20, 11:48am
26th Jun 20, 12:13pm
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Guy Trafford takes some time off in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region and is reminded of what makes New Zealand so very special. He also sees how much work there is to do to keep it that way
Guy Trafford takes some time off in the Aoraki-Mt Cook region and is reminded of what makes New Zealand so very special. He also sees how much work there is to do to keep it that way
26th Jun 20, 12:13pm
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
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Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
Guy Trafford reports that new rains will start the cycle of recovery, but some may find it harder than others. And finally, officials start to face the consequences of excessive tax-farming with forests
25th Jun 20, 9:24am
18th Jun 20, 10:31am
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Guy Trafford reports that Fonterra is having recent wins in China, dairy prices are rising, but Wellington seems intent on undermining farming and export income by taking more land out of production by prioritising climate tax schemes for urban 'investors
Guy Trafford reports that Fonterra is having recent wins in China, dairy prices are rising, but Wellington seems intent on undermining farming and export income by taking more land out of production by prioritising climate tax schemes for urban 'investors
18th Jun 20, 10:31am
13th Jun 20, 9:29am
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In this time of extreme economic stress, New Zealand's lifelines are its international trade relationships built on a growing set of FTAs. Guy Trafford assesses the health of these arrangements
In this time of extreme economic stress, New Zealand's lifelines are its international trade relationships built on a growing set of FTAs. Guy Trafford assesses the health of these arrangements
13th Jun 20, 9:29am
10th Jun 20, 11:52am
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Guy Trafford says while our borders are shut is the ideal time for a frank discussion to be held over the number of tourists allowed in and under what terms
Guy Trafford says while our borders are shut is the ideal time for a frank discussion to be held over the number of tourists allowed in and under what terms
10th Jun 20, 11:52am
5th Jun 20, 10:05am
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Guy Trafford sees that just as our primary product markets have turned to focus on Asia, our travel and tourism markets are going to have to have the same focus, at least until a COVID-19 vaccine is effective in the US and Europe
Guy Trafford sees that just as our primary product markets have turned to focus on Asia, our travel and tourism markets are going to have to have the same focus, at least until a COVID-19 vaccine is effective in the US and Europe
5th Jun 20, 10:05am
4th Jun 20, 9:21am
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Guy Trafford unstitches the signals from the latest dairy auction, the mess politics has made of American farm exports, and looks at the unseemly ignoring of drought assistance for east coast farmers
Guy Trafford unstitches the signals from the latest dairy auction, the mess politics has made of American farm exports, and looks at the unseemly ignoring of drought assistance for east coast farmers
4th Jun 20, 9:21am

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