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Articles by Guy Trafford

18th Jul 18, 2:44pm
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Guy Trafford updates the recent price, schedule, and regulatory changes in the dairy and red meat sectors
Guy Trafford updates the recent price, schedule, and regulatory changes in the dairy and red meat sectors
18th Jul 18, 2:44pm
17th Jul 18, 9:13am
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Guy Trafford sees MFAT's goals for a NZ-EU FTA coming with some tough consequences for local artisan producers and little chance of the EU giving up its subsidy advantages
Guy Trafford sees MFAT's goals for a NZ-EU FTA coming with some tough consequences for local artisan producers and little chance of the EU giving up its subsidy advantages
17th Jul 18, 9:13am
12th Jul 18, 9:33am
Guy Trafford wraps up the key dairy issues before the new season gets underway - the beta, TBD, MPB, confidence, and then on to DIRA
Guy Trafford wraps up the key dairy issues before the new season gets underway - the beta, TBD, MPB, confidence, and then on to DIRA
12th Jul 18, 9:33am
11th Jul 18, 10:34am
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Guy Trafford interprets the messages flowing from Air New Zealand's decision to promote meat-free options on selected long-haul international flights. Meanwhile venison pricing breaks new ground
Guy Trafford interprets the messages flowing from Air New Zealand's decision to promote meat-free options on selected long-haul international flights. Meanwhile venison pricing breaks new ground
11th Jul 18, 10:34am
4th Jul 18, 5:05pm
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Guy Trafford finds polarised views flowing from what some urban consumers say (loudly), and how they live their lives with the market signals they send to producers
Guy Trafford finds polarised views flowing from what some urban consumers say (loudly), and how they live their lives with the market signals they send to producers
4th Jul 18, 5:05pm
3rd Jul 18, 8:58am
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High Court ruling on PSA may have stinging repercussions for MPI on mycoplasma bovis claims. Shows biosecurity risks need to be taken more seriously by Government
High Court ruling on PSA may have stinging repercussions for MPI on mycoplasma bovis claims. Shows biosecurity risks need to be taken more seriously by Government
3rd Jul 18, 8:58am
28th Jun 18, 8:43am
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Guy Trafford sees Fonterra's NZ shareholders finally getting a return from their Aussie investment. But he questions the value of seeking MPB eradication
Guy Trafford sees Fonterra's NZ shareholders finally getting a return from their Aussie investment. But he questions the value of seeking MPB eradication
28th Jun 18, 8:43am
27th Jun 18, 8:50am
Savvy buying by finishing farmers has paid off handsomely with lamb returns now competitive with venison which is also having a golden run. But longer term, there is still the climate change threat
Savvy buying by finishing farmers has paid off handsomely with lamb returns now competitive with venison which is also having a golden run. But longer term, there is still the climate change threat
27th Jun 18, 8:50am
22nd Jun 18, 7:35am
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Infant formula concerns raised for Fonterra and Beingmate in China. Fonterra says it's a technical not food safety issue, plays it down
Infant formula concerns raised for Fonterra and Beingmate in China. Fonterra says it's a technical not food safety issue, plays it down
22nd Jun 18, 7:35am
21st Jun 18, 7:45am
Guy Trafford traces the implications for agricultural trade flows from the game of poker the US is playing with China. All sides are vulnerable, even those not directly involved
Guy Trafford traces the implications for agricultural trade flows from the game of poker the US is playing with China. All sides are vulnerable, even those not directly involved
21st Jun 18, 7:45am
20th Jun 18, 10:21am
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For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
For sheep & beef farmers, the tradeoffs needed to meet tighter GHG regulation are becoming clearer. If methane is out of the basic equation, less than 10% planted in trees could mop up all liable emissions
20th Jun 18, 10:21am
14th Jun 18, 8:32am
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Government ministers try to build bridges with the rural community, some by 'friendship', some by bullying. Also, why are there three national farm databases? wonders Guy Trafford
Government ministers try to build bridges with the rural community, some by 'friendship', some by bullying. Also, why are there three national farm databases? wonders Guy Trafford
14th Jun 18, 8:32am
13th Jun 18, 8:55am
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Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
Real science puts agricultural methane in its proper place as a contributor to greenhouse gas emmissions, a 'flow' pollutant and less concerning than 'stock' pollutants like carbon dioxide
13th Jun 18, 8:55am
7th Jun 18, 10:09am
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Dairy Report: Perceptions of who-pays-what for m.bovis culling needs balance. But new dairy season payout estimates underline the sector's sustainable strength
Dairy Report: Perceptions of who-pays-what for m.bovis culling needs balance. But new dairy season payout estimates underline the sector's sustainable strength
7th Jun 18, 10:09am
6th Jun 18, 11:10am
Guy Trafford (bravely) looks at the big international influences in markets important to sheep and beef farmers as they start thinking about next year's budgets
Guy Trafford (bravely) looks at the big international influences in markets important to sheep and beef farmers as they start thinking about next year's budgets
6th Jun 18, 11:10am
2nd Jun 18, 9:44am
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Dairy Report: China, the US and the EU may be pushing on, developing their own dairy industries, but prime New Zealand dairy farms are selling for increasingly higher prices
Dairy Report: China, the US and the EU may be pushing on, developing their own dairy industries, but prime New Zealand dairy farms are selling for increasingly higher prices
2nd Jun 18, 9:44am
30th May 18, 12:08pm
After coming under pressure for not taking calves through to greater age and potential, MPB risks have now suddenly turned that on its head
After coming under pressure for not taking calves through to greater age and potential, MPB risks have now suddenly turned that on its head
30th May 18, 12:08pm
24th May 18, 10:18am
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Dairy Report: D-day looms for the M Bovis decision as farmers get ready for cow moving day
Dairy Report: D-day looms for the M Bovis decision as farmers get ready for cow moving day
24th May 18, 10:18am
23rd May 18, 8:35am
The newly launched NFX raises many questions for an amazing, natural product that constantly gets poor prices - unless it is merino
The newly launched NFX raises many questions for an amazing, natural product that constantly gets poor prices - unless it is merino
23rd May 18, 8:35am
18th May 18, 8:56am
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Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
18th May 18, 8:56am

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