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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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10 Oct 18, 10:11am
Guy Trafford reviews and updates a series of changes affecting the dairy industry and how they will impact those affected
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4 Oct 18, 11:01am
Dairy eyes are on the weather, especially in Australia where stress is building fast. NZ in good shape so far. Prices subject to international milk flow changes
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3 Oct 18, 5:39pm
Guy Trafford updates the latest on irrigation, dog safety, sheep dairy, dryland feed, and wraps up what is happening with market prices
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27 Sep 18, 9:44am
Westland Milk turnaround begins. Fonterra board elections get interesting. Canterbury sheep milk industry gets started
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26 Sep 18, 9:37am
Guy Trafford looks at the implications for farmers on the changes possible from the Tax Working Group. He also updates recent market prices
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19 Sep 18, 9:41am
Europeans try to target livestock farming in the name of climate change, but are conflicted with heavy subsidies for their farmers. Depending on how they act, New Zealand could be a winner. Demand keeps local prices high
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14 Sep 18, 1:43pm
Fonterra's woes seem to boil down to the tension between executing its long term market strategies, and maximising short term farmer returns. Updating governance the new focus
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6 Sep 18, 9:08am
Dairy pices fall on higher WMP offerings, and despite EU production drop. Politics and regulation gnaw at irrigation. Weather change puts back El Nino-effect prediction
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5 Sep 18, 8:44am
The necessary detail of what the targets will be for agriculture GHG reductions are getting proper attention finally. Market price signals generally positive
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30 Aug 18, 8:47am
Guy Trafford confronts the challenges of extensive milk regulations, and relates that to the incidence of Listeriosis and its fatal outcomes
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23 Aug 18, 8:31am
Farm gate milk price now under pressure. US and EU market price influencers. Another Chinese milk processor. Science vs urban politics
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22 Aug 18, 10:19am
Guy Trafford looks at what the future might hold for Lincoln University, and how consumer perceptions might change feedlot operations
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19 Aug 18, 9:28pm
Guy Trafford highlights the increasing urgency required to address and action adaptive responses to local population increases and global climate change
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15 Aug 18, 8:51am
A few farmers who game rural regulations on intensive practices to protect water quality are undermining the progress of best-practice farming, says Guy Trafford who supports clearer rules and stiffer protections
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11 Aug 18, 10:34am
Guy Trafford and IrrigationNZ's Andrew Curtis argue irrigation and agreement on water policy will be crucial for food production in the future
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8 Aug 18, 9:36am
Dairy prices flat-line and questions rise over new season payout levels. Questions also mount over MPIs MPB crisis management
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7 Aug 18, 11:34am
Irrigation is essential if we are to build practical resilience to climate change and prevent parched lands and roaming wildfires, says Guy Trafford
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