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21 Feb 18, 5:12pm
Disquiet over Fonterra's China policies, payables policy. Farmer confidence takes a hit as debt, regulatory uncertainty, and MPB concerns pile up. MPI risks $100 mln in taxpayer compensation
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21 Feb 18, 10:19am
Red meat farmers may be telling Federated Farmers they are losing optimism but most of the market signals are impressively positive
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13 Feb 18, 4:49pm
Good red meat demand across all categories extends, helped by late season rain and good grass conditions. Even wool caught a lift. But the mystery over lambs wool prices deepens
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13 Feb 18, 4:21pm
Guy Trafford reviews the week's dairy industry news featuring a firmer dairy price, mycoplasma bovis, NAIT's woes and Fonterra's China struggles
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8 Feb 18, 12:14pm
A third, large rise in dairy prices raises spirits in the face of mycoplasma bovis. Milk flows getting weather-tested
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7 Feb 18, 4:41pm
Markets giving deer industry strong signals, good signals elsewhere except for wool. But farmers worry about what the financial signals foretell
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31 Jan 18, 5:18pm
Guy Trafford wonders how a suggested Fonterra dairy co-operative in Australia would work. He finds it hard to see benefits for New Zealand shareholders
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31 Jan 18, 9:30am
Markets give some encouraging signals; lamb prices firm; wool is micron dependent; beef shows surprising strength; deer season keeps on shining
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25 Jan 18, 4:39pm
Drought worries replaced by Mycoplasma Bovis risks and concerns about MPI management of the outbreak. Milk flows lower. CPTPP benefits for NZ dairy will be much less
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25 Jan 18, 3:56pm
Guy Trafford is concerned the sheep milk industry will be set back by a new milk dryer sited in the wrong province, far away from major sheep flocks that could use it. Public money is involved in this blunder
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24 Jan 18, 9:14am
Wool in doldrums - "don't bother producing it". Lamb prices hold up well. Deer prices strong. Cattle prices hit by weaker US dollar although store prices holding on assumption US shenanigans are temporary
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17 Jan 18, 4:57pm
After the uncertainty of Mycoplasma bovis and widespread drought, the latest dairy auction has brought a more positive tone to the industry
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17 Jan 18, 12:41pm
What a difference a day makes. Days of rain have underpinned the store market
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