Guy Trafford

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13 Dec 18, 9:07am
Guy Trafford reviews Fonterra's fixed milk price plan, Fed Farmers banking survey, and Simon Upton's critique of Overseer
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12 Dec 18, 11:45am
Guy Trafford solves the riddle of why farmer confidence is low when prices are high. The cost of increased box-ticking makes the future of smaller family farms less viable
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6 Dec 18, 10:14am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest auction and milk payout changes, Westland's restructure update, M bovis eradication costs
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5 Dec 18, 4:38pm
Guy Trafford reviews the latest changes in the national sheep flock in the face of peak dairy. Warren Parker get the Landcorp gig
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29 Nov 18, 10:36am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest claims on Canterbury water quality by Fish & Game and finds misrepresented sources, misquoted facts, and no transparency around samples selected. Fish & Game respond
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27 Nov 18, 11:06am
Suppliers do well, investors not so, raising questions about the sustainability of the co-operative model as its customers and markets change fast. Brexit update. Market reports
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22 Nov 18, 9:43am
Guy Trafford reviews the challenges the dairy industry faces, noting a2 Milk successes stand out even as production rises and prices fall for most others
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21 Nov 18, 8:48am
Regulators ignore claims of 'meat' and 'milk' by products that are constructed in a chemistry lab. Double-standard advertising features rural roots. Meanwhile urban voters suppress safe farming technology options
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16 Nov 18, 9:19am
Online dairy sales gets some exposure from China and a glimpse of the value opportunities compared with the volume strategies of the past. MPI stubs its toe over MPB again
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15 Nov 18, 10:03am
The higher dollar is resulting in lower prices except for lamb and mutton. Saleyard demand continues to underpin prices, and undermine company efforts to relay end-market signals to producers
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8 Nov 18, 9:03am
Fonterra is under attack from all sides, and now from within, as it grapples with issues that date back to 2001. These restraints allow its competitors to pick away at its good bits. China holds a tariff lever over NZ policymakers
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7 Nov 18, 9:06am
The push is on to adopt rules for a maximum residual level for a range of benign compounds in food products. That progress will open up new ways to control greenhouse gasses from agriculture
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6 Nov 18, 8:20pm
Shareholders make choices somewhat different to the candidates put forward by the Fonterra Board, and a further election will be needed for the final position
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1 Nov 18, 4:09pm
a2 Milk faces US challenges on claimed benefits, CPTPP benefits to start soon, huge new Canterbury dairy expansion
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31 Oct 18, 8:43am
Guy Trafford summarises the debate around how we should deal with methane emissions, and introduces you to the global regulation of SLCPs
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25 Oct 18, 10:54am
Guy Trafford assesses the mess the US dairy industry is in from the recent unintended consequences of bad trade policies. He also reviews Canterbury dairy farm sales activity
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24 Oct 18, 10:34am
Guy Trafford looks at our current struggle with mycoplasma bovis and compares that with how others have tackled other major animal disease outbreaks
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18 Oct 18, 8:43am
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy price signals and updates the mycoplasma bovis situation
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17 Oct 18, 11:41am
Politicised fads don't sway EPA's science. Consumer localism fads don't support real farmers. Prices retreat for livestock although to still-healthy levels
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10 Oct 18, 10:32am
Shifting from commodity production styles to meeting targeted consumer demand will require big shifts and a wider view of what the market really is, says Guy Trafford
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