Guy Trafford

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Articles by Guy Trafford

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
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
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Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
Guy Trafford is grateful for where he farms, for the rain, and that prices are holding up for farm outputs. But he is also looking to what lies ahead, post-lockdown
31st Mar 20, 1:02pm
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
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Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
Guy Trafford hunkers down, keeps things ticking over, is sceptical about banks, watches China for recovery signs, and thinks about tidying up the hedges while waiting for rain
26th Mar 20, 5:55pm
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
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Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
Guy Trafford updates what we know about farm operations under the Level 3 and strict Level 4 social restrictions with a focus on the practical considerations
24th Mar 20, 11:47am
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
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As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
As the slowdown becomes a shutdown and bailout programs kick in, Guy Trafford takes a close look at the signals reaching the farm gate and tries to make sense of them
19th Mar 20, 10:32am
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
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Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
Guy Trafford sees widespread support for the Government's coronavirus handling, and watches the market responses in the food sector which now consider the China focus an advantage
18th Mar 20, 10:09am
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
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Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
Guy Trafford is encouraged by reports China is getting back to work, and our export volumes are moving faster again as a result
12th Mar 20, 2:18pm
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
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Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
Some farmers don't see strong proactive or protective community or Government action being prepared to deal with a local coronavirus outbreak, so are doing their their own ad hoc preparations
11th Mar 20, 10:01am
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm
13
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
Guy Trafford is impressed that dairy prices held their levels at the most recent auction, even more so in NZ currency. He also looks at economic stimulus measures banks and the Government could consider
5th Mar 20, 2:31pm
4th Mar 20, 12:07pm
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Guy Trafford looks for signs that trade is restarting in China, and the impact distortions are having on the movement of imported food. It a nervous time for food exporters here
Guy Trafford looks for signs that trade is restarting in China, and the impact distortions are having on the movement of imported food. It a nervous time for food exporters here
4th Mar 20, 12:07pm
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
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Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
Guy Trafford reviews the fast-changing situation around China's dairy demand and NZ's access and ability to supply
28th Feb 20, 11:56am
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
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Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
Guy Trafford updates the Covid-19 situation and is growing impact on the rural sector. Decisions are hard, and in combination with very dry conditions, likely to get even harder
26th Feb 20, 4:19pm
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
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Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
Dairy prices surprisingly resilient in face of China's woes. Growing calls to heed the science of water storage to mitigate climate stress effects
21st Feb 20, 9:09am
13th Feb 20, 10:50am
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Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
Although the situation for those living in China largely depends upon where people live, the coronavirus is having a negative impact upon their agricultural production
13th Feb 20, 10:50am
12th Feb 20, 11:47am
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Guy Trafford ponders whether the trade interruption due to the coronavirus provides a chance to rethink what we do with our food resources
Guy Trafford ponders whether the trade interruption due to the coronavirus provides a chance to rethink what we do with our food resources
12th Feb 20, 11:47am
5th Feb 20, 12:26pm
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Guy Trafford assesses the impact disruptions in our ag trade with China are having locally, and how long the turmoil might last
Guy Trafford assesses the impact disruptions in our ag trade with China are having locally, and how long the turmoil might last
5th Feb 20, 12:26pm
30th Jan 20, 9:47am
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International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
International dairy prices are looking sound, however not everything is rosy in the US. Meanwhile the local dry spell is starting to get serious and may impact commodity prices, while the coronavirus has everyone watching
30th Jan 20, 9:47am
29th Jan 20, 2:34pm
12
Does crossbred sheep wool have a future? Nothing in Guy Trafford’s crystal ball offers much hope. At the moment it is a matter of limiting the losses
Does crossbred sheep wool have a future? Nothing in Guy Trafford’s crystal ball offers much hope. At the moment it is a matter of limiting the losses
29th Jan 20, 2:34pm
23rd Jan 20, 11:44am
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Guy Trafford wonders how farms can compete with shorter, easier urban working conditions, especially when farms are price takers and urban businesses are price setters. Only immigrants seem to be prepared to work hard on farms
Guy Trafford wonders how farms can compete with shorter, easier urban working conditions, especially when farms are price takers and urban businesses are price setters. Only immigrants seem to be prepared to work hard on farms
23rd Jan 20, 11:44am
22nd Jan 20, 9:44am
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Guy Trafford sees Australia's climate woes as a warning to New Zealand, and that mitigation, adaption, preparation and remediation need to be worked on here, now. Meanwhile, processors have been cutting prices to farmers
Guy Trafford sees Australia's climate woes as a warning to New Zealand, and that mitigation, adaption, preparation and remediation need to be worked on here, now. Meanwhile, processors have been cutting prices to farmers
22nd Jan 20, 9:44am

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