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17th May 18, 9:21am
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Dairy Report: Small rise in dairy prices underpins positive market sentiment for sector. Analysts see further gains. Risks include trade ruction fallout and biosecurity
Dairy Report: Small rise in dairy prices underpins positive market sentiment for sector. Analysts see further gains. Risks include trade ruction fallout and biosecurity
17th May 18, 9:21am
16th May 18, 8:38am
MPB policy dominates farmer anxiety, as waiting for specifics and commitments drag on. Southland farm sales reveal fallout. Product prices hold up however
MPB policy dominates farmer anxiety, as waiting for specifics and commitments drag on. Southland farm sales reveal fallout. Product prices hold up however
16th May 18, 8:38am
12th May 18, 10:23am
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Guy Trafford says although MPI are slow to accept it, containment of MPB is the future with a long-term eradication plan as was used with TB. That will change dairying
Guy Trafford says although MPI are slow to accept it, containment of MPB is the future with a long-term eradication plan as was used with TB. That will change dairying
12th May 18, 10:23am
10th May 18, 2:12pm
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Rural update: MPB exposures expanding, cost rising. And re-establishing trade with Iran just got a whole lot harder
Rural update: MPB exposures expanding, cost rising. And re-establishing trade with Iran just got a whole lot harder
10th May 18, 2:12pm
9th May 18, 11:31am
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Dairy Report: Review may probe Fonterra’s ability to bring pressure on farmers who it can identify as not acting in the industry's best interests through poor environmental or animal welfare practices
Dairy Report: Review may probe Fonterra’s ability to bring pressure on farmers who it can identify as not acting in the industry's best interests through poor environmental or animal welfare practices
9th May 18, 11:31am
8th May 18, 3:02pm
Despite politicians piling in, the red meat industry launches new branding and product story campaigns. Lamb prices rise. Beef prices hold. Deer prospects improve further
Despite politicians piling in, the red meat industry launches new branding and product story campaigns. Lamb prices rise. Beef prices hold. Deer prospects improve further
8th May 18, 3:02pm
7th May 18, 9:35am
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The hits the new Government keeps making on farming have the look of scaremongering, ignoring the vast amount of long-term remediation already underway
The hits the new Government keeps making on farming have the look of scaremongering, ignoring the vast amount of long-term remediation already underway
7th May 18, 9:35am
7th May 18, 8:55am
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Guy Trafford says farmers should resist writing blank cheques for MPI to eradicate MPB until the Government can justify this as the right strategy, and how the money will be spent
Guy Trafford says farmers should resist writing blank cheques for MPI to eradicate MPB until the Government can justify this as the right strategy, and how the money will be spent
7th May 18, 8:55am
3rd May 18, 11:35am
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Dairy Report: ‘moving up the value chain” has not necessarily lead to improved financial performance. Supply growth varies greatly
Dairy Report: ‘moving up the value chain” has not necessarily lead to improved financial performance. Supply growth varies greatly
3rd May 18, 11:35am
2nd May 18, 9:20am
Claims of importance, risks and priority ring hollow when 'new' biosecurity organisation gets unchanged funding with same staffing levels
Claims of importance, risks and priority ring hollow when 'new' biosecurity organisation gets unchanged funding with same staffing levels
2nd May 18, 9:20am
1st May 18, 8:39am
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Guy Trafford points out that taxing farming carbon output will just reduce or close local production, with urban food then sourced overseas. First-mover actions will be an own-goal
Guy Trafford points out that taxing farming carbon output will just reduce or close local production, with urban food then sourced overseas. First-mover actions will be an own-goal
1st May 18, 8:39am
26th Apr 18, 9:26am
Dairy Report: MPB a big new issue for Moving Day, Bayne's eye-popping calf price, HVM looks to ASX backdoor
Dairy Report: MPB a big new issue for Moving Day, Bayne's eye-popping calf price, HVM looks to ASX backdoor
26th Apr 18, 9:26am
25th Apr 18, 7:53pm
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Given the authority handed MPI to implement the NAIT system, which only works with full enforcement, eliminating biosecurity exposures relies on them policing compliance
Given the authority handed MPI to implement the NAIT system, which only works with full enforcement, eliminating biosecurity exposures relies on them policing compliance
25th Apr 18, 7:53pm
21st Apr 18, 9:57am
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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
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
21st Apr 18, 9:57am
18th Apr 18, 11:30am
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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
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
18th Apr 18, 11:30am
17th Apr 18, 8:13am
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Fonterra reintroduces faster payment terms for its smaller suppliers
Fonterra reintroduces faster payment terms for its smaller suppliers
17th Apr 18, 8:13am
12th Apr 18, 4:56pm
Dairy Report: Fonterra not gun-shy in South America. Mingling with Ministers. Exploring artisan cheesemaking. Opportunites to buy low
Dairy Report: Fonterra not gun-shy in South America. Mingling with Ministers. Exploring artisan cheesemaking. Opportunites to buy low
12th Apr 18, 4:56pm
11th 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
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
11th Apr 18, 7:45pm
11th Apr 18, 1:24pm
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Opinion: Positive reaction to Jericho Station sale collapse reflects New Zealanders preoccupation with land ownership
Opinion: Positive reaction to Jericho Station sale collapse reflects New Zealanders preoccupation with land ownership
11th Apr 18, 1:24pm
10th 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
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
10th Apr 18, 4:51pm

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