Guy Trafford

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Articles by Guy Trafford

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
7
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
1st Jun 20, 12:53pm
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Guy Trafford points out that our current 'dependency' on one large market is nothing like previous dependences that ended in tears. We are far better diversified now
Guy Trafford points out that our current 'dependency' on one large market is nothing like previous dependences that ended in tears. We are far better diversified now
1st Jun 20, 12:53pm
29th May 20, 10:23am
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With winter approaching, lockdowns ending, and trade hi-jinks rising, Guy Trafford looks ahead to the coming political games that will consume us all for most of the rest of 2020
With winter approaching, lockdowns ending, and trade hi-jinks rising, Guy Trafford looks ahead to the coming political games that will consume us all for most of the rest of 2020
29th May 20, 10:23am
22nd May 20, 9:22am
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Wool suffers a grim price future. Dairy prices are also uncertain, but at least there is some upside potential
Wool suffers a grim price future. Dairy prices are also uncertain, but at least there is some upside potential
22nd May 20, 9:22am
20th May 20, 11:00am
The markets for venison are in turmoil ending a long run of rising demand and rising prices. The reversal has been hard and fast and it will take a long time for these markets to recover
The markets for venison are in turmoil ending a long run of rising demand and rising prices. The reversal has been hard and fast and it will take a long time for these markets to recover
20th May 20, 11:00am
15th May 20, 10:52am
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Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
Guy Trafford reviews the Budget 2020 outcomes for the rural economy, comparing what was delivered to the expectations of the main rural lobby group
15th May 20, 10:52am
13th May 20, 9:48am
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What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
What will farmers find when we move out of lockdown? Guy Trafford reviews the moving landscape for saleyards, prices and markets. And the Courts insulate the Government from any duty of care to its citizens
13th May 20, 9:48am
9th May 20, 11:00am
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Guy Trafford is appalled the Education Minister is considering breaching our border security to welcome international students in an effort to 'save' the tertiary education sector
Guy Trafford is appalled the Education Minister is considering breaching our border security to welcome international students in an effort to 'save' the tertiary education sector
9th May 20, 11:00am
8th May 20, 10:06am
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Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
Guy Trafford says that although farmers tolerated plenty of roughshod Government decisions in Lockdown, MPI needs to be ready to do a much better job if there is a next time
8th May 20, 10:06am
6th May 20, 10:30am
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There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
There seems to be reasons to be optimistic about where agriculture is heading, says Guy Trafford. Except for a tone-deaf MPI. The next focus will be the election campaigns
6th May 20, 10:30am
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
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From mammoth investments in China, to tiny reductions in New Zealand, Guy Trafford updates some important key rural industry events, and is pleased to see renewed resilience investment in irrigation projects
From mammoth investments in China, to tiny reductions in New Zealand, Guy Trafford updates some important key rural industry events, and is pleased to see renewed resilience investment in irrigation projects
30th Apr 20, 11:33am
29th Apr 20, 9:17am
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Lockdown issues building for farmers who face feed, cost and animal welfare issues as the seasonal pressures build, while the Government and MPI blithely assume these issues are not serious
Lockdown issues building for farmers who face feed, cost and animal welfare issues as the seasonal pressures build, while the Government and MPI blithely assume these issues are not serious
29th Apr 20, 9:17am
23rd Apr 20, 3:56pm
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Lockdown changes to come just in time for Moving Day. Softness in dairy prices has industry on edge. Saleyard lockdown starting to cause cascading issues
Lockdown changes to come just in time for Moving Day. Softness in dairy prices has industry on edge. Saleyard lockdown starting to cause cascading issues
23rd Apr 20, 3:56pm
22nd Apr 20, 12:51pm
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Lockdown stresses continue to pile up in rural New Zealand but most people acknowledge we are on the right path, and while the pain can't be shared equally, it still must be endured for the good of everyone
Lockdown stresses continue to pile up in rural New Zealand but most people acknowledge we are on the right path, and while the pain can't be shared equally, it still must be endured for the good of everyone
22nd Apr 20, 12:51pm
17th Apr 20, 10:08am
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Lockdown issues are compounded by the extended dry weather making farm livestock decisions hard, and in the face of a fast-changing farm labour situation
Lockdown issues are compounded by the extended dry weather making farm livestock decisions hard, and in the face of a fast-changing farm labour situation
17th Apr 20, 10:08am
15th Apr 20, 11:27am
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Guy Trafford muses on how the lockdown will end and how that will play out differently in our trading partners. He looks to recent history for how we handled prior crises. And worries about the lack of global cooperation
Guy Trafford muses on how the lockdown will end and how that will play out differently in our trading partners. He looks to recent history for how we handled prior crises. And worries about the lack of global cooperation
15th Apr 20, 11:27am
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8th Apr 20, 4:41pm
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Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
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Guy Trafford sees a healthy dairy trade as central to getting our economy back on its feet and the latest GDT auction suggests that element is a positive possibility
8th Apr 20, 4:41pm
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
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The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
The meat industry's fast diversification impresses Guy Trafford. But he wonders where rural workers will come from in the future when we have much stricter visitor controls in place
7th Apr 20, 5:29pm
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am
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Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
Guy Trafford wonders what the future will look like for our economy and the rural economy specifically. He sees a long wait and a quite different mix of customers who can buy what we have
2nd Apr 20, 11:40am

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