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25 Apr 18, 7:53pm
Given the authority handed MPI to implement the NAIT system, which only works with full enforcement, eliminating biosecurity exposures relies on them policing compliance
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21 Apr 18, 9:57am
Out of date report on the state of our soils raises important issues says Guy Trafford, even if it is seriously deficient in a range of practical matters
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18 Apr 18, 11:30am
A more activist approach to climate change drawing in agriculture will produce some winners in the sector, but as the only country proposing GHG liabilities for livestock, change is coming
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17 Apr 18, 8:13am
Fonterra reintroduces faster payment terms for its smaller suppliers
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12 Apr 18, 4:56pm
Dairy Report: Fonterra not gun-shy in South America. Mingling with Ministers. Exploring artisan cheesemaking. Opportunites to buy low
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11 Apr 18, 7:45pm
Lamb and mutton schedules hold as processors forced to use saleyards to get the volumes they need as farmers appear to value building flocks. Deer weaner sales positive
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11 Apr 18, 1:24pm
Opinion: Positive reaction to Jericho Station sale collapse reflects New Zealanders preoccupation with land ownership
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10 Apr 18, 4:51pm
Guy Trafford sorts through the downstream effects of a US vs China trade war to see how that may affect New Zealand farmers and finds we won't emerge unscathed
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4 Apr 18, 5:14pm
Dairy Report: Competition ramps up for A2 milk and infant formula products, all for China markets. MPB focus changes with eradication still a goal, GDT auction shows little change
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4 Apr 18, 9:10am
Unusually, farmers and meat processors doing well at the same time. Beef prices slip. Deer prices get boost from pet food market
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29 Mar 18, 10:42am
Guy Trafford says that by redacting key parts of their report on mycoplasma bovis, MPI have highlighted speculation as to the cause of the bio-security breach
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28 Mar 18, 9:12am
Guy Trafford updates the Lincoln University revolving door, assesses downstream MPB consequences, checks grass growth and rabbit numbers, notes some key touring parties
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26 Mar 18, 8:22pm
The MPI solution to the mycoplasma bovis threat will be very tough indeed for those farmers subject to the cull
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22 Mar 18, 9:26am
Dairy Report: Fonterra's woes overshadow Synlait's records. But share prices of both rise. MPB now looks unstoppable
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22 Mar 18, 9:07am
Apart from beef, prices are holding up during time of usual softness. Public concerns rise over land erosion; action needed before regulators step in
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16 Mar 18, 10:19am
Unusual seasonal factors keep animals on the farm, creating shortages and higher prices especially at saleyards. Wool gets another welcome lift
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16 Mar 18, 10:04am
Dairy Report: Irrigation in the South Island insulated dairy farms from drought this year allowing maintained production. North Island makes a fast recovery
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10 Mar 18, 9:22am
New Zealand will be hurt by big-country protectionism and trade wars. Our only option is to encourage open markets by joining others in multilateral free trade agreements: Trafford
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9 Mar 18, 8:30am
Dairy Report: Surprises in the detail of the last dairy auction. Fonterra head-scratcher. Scale of MPB challenge clearer. Competition hots up for sexed semen
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7 Mar 18, 9:18am
Guy Trafford says our defense in the face of plant-based proteins is supplying 'the real product' produced with ethical and sustainable processes
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