Keith Woodford

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Keith Woodford is an independent consultant who holds honorary positions as Professor of Agri-Food Systems at Lincoln University and Senior Research Fellow at the Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University. His archived writings are available at http://keithwoodford.wordpress.com

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Articles by Keith Woodford

10th Nov 16, 10:56am
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Keith Woodford says if action lines up with rhetoric American dairy will be hit by incoming president Trump’s policies & global dairy prices will rise
Keith Woodford says if action lines up with rhetoric American dairy will be hit by incoming president Trump’s policies & global dairy prices will rise
10th Nov 16, 10:56am
2nd Nov 16, 9:12am
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Given New Zealand's Paris climate commitments, Keith Woodford sees no alternative to planting 80,000 ha of extra trees per year. And that won't happen without a change in Government policy
Given New Zealand's Paris climate commitments, Keith Woodford sees no alternative to planting 80,000 ha of extra trees per year. And that won't happen without a change in Government policy
2nd Nov 16, 9:12am
19th Oct 16, 10:44am
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Keith Woodford spends a morning at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm hearing about stocking rates, nitrogen and ryegrass
Keith Woodford spends a morning at the Lincoln University Dairy Farm hearing about stocking rates, nitrogen and ryegrass
19th Oct 16, 10:44am
5th Oct 16, 8:46am
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Keith Woodford says a deeper understanding about what is actually going on in Chinese agriculture is essential for NZ agri-business managers
Keith Woodford says a deeper understanding about what is actually going on in Chinese agriculture is essential for NZ agri-business managers
5th Oct 16, 8:46am
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29th Sep 16, 1:48pm
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Keith Woodford sees volatility being a permanent part of Fonterra's future in most markets, but impovements in the things it can control should reduce the swings
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Keith Woodford sees volatility being a permanent part of Fonterra's future in most markets, but impovements in the things it can control should reduce the swings
29th Sep 16, 1:48pm
20th Sep 16, 9:30am
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Keith Woodford discusses the challenges of moving from production to consumer-led in agriculture
Keith Woodford discusses the challenges of moving from production to consumer-led in agriculture
20th Sep 16, 9:30am
13th Sep 16, 2:35pm
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Keith Woodford points to the outsized importance of governance failure in the crisis hitting Australia's largest dairy cooperative, compares it to our own rural industry governance issues
Keith Woodford points to the outsized importance of governance failure in the crisis hitting Australia's largest dairy cooperative, compares it to our own rural industry governance issues
13th Sep 16, 2:35pm
7th Sep 16, 1:02pm
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Keith Woodford cautions the high levels of uncertainty around dairy prices. He is still working on a farmgate payout range of anywhere between $4 and $6
Keith Woodford cautions the high levels of uncertainty around dairy prices. He is still working on a farmgate payout range of anywhere between $4 and $6
7th Sep 16, 1:02pm
18th Aug 16, 1:38pm
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Keith Woodford assesses the case for using PKE as a dairy feed supplement, and the wider use of 'vegetable oil' in our food
Keith Woodford assesses the case for using PKE as a dairy feed supplement, and the wider use of 'vegetable oil' in our food
18th Aug 16, 1:38pm
9th Aug 16, 7:42pm
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Keith Woodford looks at weather events and the broader need for farm system resilience
Keith Woodford looks at weather events and the broader need for farm system resilience
9th Aug 16, 7:42pm
24th Jul 16, 3:44pm
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Keith Woodford says that with Silver Fern Farms drowning in financial underperformance, it is time to "get on with it". If OIO approval comes, there will be a wide variety of ownership models as options for farmers
Keith Woodford says that with Silver Fern Farms drowning in financial underperformance, it is time to "get on with it". If OIO approval comes, there will be a wide variety of ownership models as options for farmers
24th Jul 16, 3:44pm
13th Jul 16, 7:37am
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Keith Woodford says that if New Zealand wants to capture an increasing share of the branded dairy markets, it will need to figure out how to make non-seasonal production systems work in our pasture-based environment
Keith Woodford says that if New Zealand wants to capture an increasing share of the branded dairy markets, it will need to figure out how to make non-seasonal production systems work in our pasture-based environment
13th Jul 16, 7:37am
29th Jun 16, 4:19pm
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Keith Woodford says shocks can resolve themselves if there is underlying strength. But our underlying position on WMP is no longer a strength and that needs to change fast
Keith Woodford says shocks can resolve themselves if there is underlying strength. But our underlying position on WMP is no longer a strength and that needs to change fast
29th Jun 16, 4:19pm
17th Jun 16, 11:53am
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Keith Woodford says a lot depends on how Singapore/Hong Kong-owned Goodman Fielder responds to potential changes to their cosy access to Fonterra's milk supply
Keith Woodford says a lot depends on how Singapore/Hong Kong-owned Goodman Fielder responds to potential changes to their cosy access to Fonterra's milk supply
17th Jun 16, 11:53am
13th Jun 16, 1:43pm
Keith Woodford considers what Fonterra needs to think about while they "take a breath", suggests a better voting system, shows dangers of a too-small board
Keith Woodford considers what Fonterra needs to think about while they "take a breath", suggests a better voting system, shows dangers of a too-small board
13th Jun 16, 1:43pm
31st May 16, 1:54pm
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Keith Woodford looks at Fonterra's latest payment forecast, separating what is 'hope' from what is 'prediction', and showing how it affects farm gate cash flows
Keith Woodford looks at Fonterra's latest payment forecast, separating what is 'hope' from what is 'prediction', and showing how it affects farm gate cash flows
31st May 16, 1:54pm
24th May 16, 5:05am
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Keith Woodford says Fonterra's proposal to change its governance structure is stacked, with farmers only getting a take-it-or-leave-it option
Keith Woodford says Fonterra's proposal to change its governance structure is stacked, with farmers only getting a take-it-or-leave-it option
24th May 16, 5:05am
18th May 16, 8:51am
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Keith Woodford says to reduce our risks from a highly volatile product, we are going to have to restructure our dairy industry. It won't be easy
Keith Woodford says to reduce our risks from a highly volatile product, we are going to have to restructure our dairy industry. It won't be easy
18th May 16, 8:51am
11th May 16, 2:20pm
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Keith Woodford sees Vietnam working diligently to get out of China's shadow, using an open internet to access markets which is helping boost living standards quickly
Keith Woodford sees Vietnam working diligently to get out of China's shadow, using an open internet to access markets which is helping boost living standards quickly
11th May 16, 2:20pm
3rd May 16, 9:28am
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Keith Woodford identifies six big governance failures at the icon dairy coop. Without knowledgeable, passionate member-directors, the board becomes captured by management
Keith Woodford identifies six big governance failures at the icon dairy coop. Without knowledgeable, passionate member-directors, the board becomes captured by management
3rd May 16, 9:28am

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