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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
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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
19th Dec 19, 4:32pm
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Guy Trafford sees the dairy industry ending the year in better shape and with a more positive outlook. The challenges haven't vanished, but dealing with them from a position of strength makes them easier to face
Guy Trafford sees the dairy industry ending the year in better shape and with a more positive outlook. The challenges haven't vanished, but dealing with them from a position of strength makes them easier to face
19th Dec 19, 4:32pm
19th Dec 19, 9:12am
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Guy Trafford has a look back over the year and says environmental issues have made the most impact in 2019 but that may get a little quieter in 2020 as politicians let the ink dry. The wild card is the election
Guy Trafford has a look back over the year and says environmental issues have made the most impact in 2019 but that may get a little quieter in 2020 as politicians let the ink dry. The wild card is the election
19th Dec 19, 9:12am
12th Dec 19, 11:11am
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Three laws are about to come into force which will have some impact on the rural community and for a change they come with benefits. And, Chinese consumers are increasing their acceptance of dairy products
Three laws are about to come into force which will have some impact on the rural community and for a change they come with benefits. And, Chinese consumers are increasing their acceptance of dairy products
12th Dec 19, 11:11am
11th Dec 19, 9:54am
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Nature has shown it definitely has the upper hand. Soil carbon science may challenge some current practices. The Government's freshwater proposals have some councils worried about how they are going to pay
Nature has shown it definitely has the upper hand. Soil carbon science may challenge some current practices. The Government's freshwater proposals have some councils worried about how they are going to pay
11th Dec 19, 9:54am
6th Dec 19, 9:42am
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The news out of Fonterra keeps getting better but so far it is all based upon projections. Let's hope the reality is close, says Guy Trafford
The news out of Fonterra keeps getting better but so far it is all based upon projections. Let's hope the reality is close, says Guy Trafford
6th Dec 19, 9:42am
4th Dec 19, 9:27am
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Guy Trafford says food producers need to be actively working on future positioning now despite the current high demand and high prices. Time may be short
Guy Trafford says food producers need to be actively working on future positioning now despite the current high demand and high prices. Time may be short
4th Dec 19, 9:27am
29th Nov 19, 12:21pm
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Guy Trafford wonders if the EU farmers approach to wilfully deaf urban virture politicians may gain traction here. And he takes aim at LandCorp’s announcement they will sell sheep dairy milk locally
Guy Trafford wonders if the EU farmers approach to wilfully deaf urban virture politicians may gain traction here. And he takes aim at LandCorp’s announcement they will sell sheep dairy milk locally
29th Nov 19, 12:21pm
27th Nov 19, 11:54am
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Guy Trafford wonders whether the SMP price will top WMP at some point; it has done in the past. And he reviews the Report into winter grazing practices
Guy Trafford wonders whether the SMP price will top WMP at some point; it has done in the past. And he reviews the Report into winter grazing practices
27th Nov 19, 11:54am
22nd Nov 19, 9:19am
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The food trade now important for both China and New Zealand as it reaches world-scale. Venison's woes deepen. A2 milk's advantages build impressively, analysts raise farmgate milk payout estimates as season peak passes positively
The food trade now important for both China and New Zealand as it reaches world-scale. Venison's woes deepen. A2 milk's advantages build impressively, analysts raise farmgate milk payout estimates as season peak passes positively
22nd Nov 19, 9:19am
20th Nov 19, 10:16am
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The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
The West Coast managed to do what the major centres couldn’t and had 'thousands' turn out to register their dislike of Government policies. The GDT continues to improve
20th Nov 19, 10:16am
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
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Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
Guy Trafford sees farmers starting to get militant over Government policies that starve rural communities of services, with elections less than a year away
15th Nov 19, 9:30am
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
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Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
Guy Trafford critiques the Commissioner for the Environment's latest report, and wonders if the problem of turning ideas into actions and results will be this Government's demise
13th Nov 19, 12:41pm
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
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Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
Guy Trafford reviews the latest dairy auction, assess the summer rainfall prospects, and worries about MPI's cavalier attitude to the risks from African Swine Fever
8th Nov 19, 10:01am
6th Nov 19, 1:03pm
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Guy Trafford reviews what has been won (and lost) in the recent signing of the RCEP, and the upgraded China free trade deal
Guy Trafford reviews what has been won (and lost) in the recent signing of the RCEP, and the upgraded China free trade deal
6th Nov 19, 1:03pm
31st Oct 19, 10:54am
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Guy Trafford says The Collective faces an uncertain future on the back of falsifying food testing records. In the meantime Synlait’s expansion continues. And has Fonterra (finally) made some good choices?
Guy Trafford says The Collective faces an uncertain future on the back of falsifying food testing records. In the meantime Synlait’s expansion continues. And has Fonterra (finally) made some good choices?
31st Oct 19, 10:54am

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