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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

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
29th Apr 16, 11:17am
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Higher European dairy production is bad news for New Zealand with no tapering off evident, and their cranking up of WMP production
Higher European dairy production is bad news for New Zealand with no tapering off evident, and their cranking up of WMP production
29th Apr 16, 11:17am
21st Apr 16, 7:23am
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Keith Woodford says predicting a specific season's milk payout price will always mislead; the best we can do is target a range over a longer time period
Keith Woodford says predicting a specific season's milk payout price will always mislead; the best we can do is target a range over a longer time period
21st Apr 16, 7:23am
8th Apr 16, 9:03am
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Keith Woodford sees the huge dairy operations in the US being globally competitive but not focused on commodity markets
Keith Woodford sees the huge dairy operations in the US being globally competitive but not focused on commodity markets
8th Apr 16, 9:03am
24th Mar 16, 2:50pm
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Keith Woodford says it is wrong to say that the European industry survives only because of subsidies
Keith Woodford says it is wrong to say that the European industry survives only because of subsidies
24th Mar 16, 2:50pm
23rd Mar 16, 2:52pm
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Keith Woodford gets under the hood of Fonterra's half year profit announcement and looks at what some of the figures tell us
Keith Woodford gets under the hood of Fonterra's half year profit announcement and looks at what some of the figures tell us
23rd Mar 16, 2:52pm
17th Mar 16, 8:18am
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Keith Woodford wants Fonterra to get rid of the spin, communicate with its shareholders and other stakeholders with transparency, through good times and bad
Keith Woodford wants Fonterra to get rid of the spin, communicate with its shareholders and other stakeholders with transparency, through good times and bad
17th Mar 16, 8:18am
9th Mar 16, 4:56pm
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Keith Woodford finds no silver bullet on how to make the right choices in the cost control battle - but he does find 'lots of little things' will give cost efficiency
Keith Woodford finds no silver bullet on how to make the right choices in the cost control battle - but he does find 'lots of little things' will give cost efficiency
9th Mar 16, 4:56pm
26th Feb 16, 10:38am
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Keith Woodford assesses Fonterra's strategic challenges, tactical options and looming risks
Keith Woodford assesses Fonterra's strategic challenges, tactical options and looming risks
26th Feb 16, 10:38am
12th Feb 16, 1:34pm
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Keith Woodford says the key issue for many dairy farmers now is survival with NZ farmers needing to wait out European dairy restructuring
Keith Woodford says the key issue for many dairy farmers now is survival with NZ farmers needing to wait out European dairy restructuring
12th Feb 16, 1:34pm
27th Jan 16, 9:13am
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Keith Woodford calls on NZ dairy farms to wake up to what is happening with A2 milk. Despite the NZ science base, local farmers have missed the boat and the economic benefit
Keith Woodford calls on NZ dairy farms to wake up to what is happening with A2 milk. Despite the NZ science base, local farmers have missed the boat and the economic benefit
27th Jan 16, 9:13am
14th Jan 16, 3:47pm
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Keith Woodford takes an expert look ahead, assessing what can be expected from the challenges and opportunities facing the New Zealand agri-food sector
Keith Woodford takes an expert look ahead, assessing what can be expected from the challenges and opportunities facing the New Zealand agri-food sector
14th Jan 16, 3:47pm
12th Dec 15, 1:39pm
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Among the challenges of 2015 are some major success stories in the agri-food sector. Keith Woodford uncovers some of the stars
Among the challenges of 2015 are some major success stories in the agri-food sector. Keith Woodford uncovers some of the stars
12th Dec 15, 1:39pm
26th Nov 15, 3:50pm
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Keith Woodford reports on disruption and volatility in global dairy markets, with some players doing much better than others
Keith Woodford reports on disruption and volatility in global dairy markets, with some players doing much better than others
26th Nov 15, 3:50pm
18th Nov 15, 10:24am
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Keith Woodford says changing China's child policies will only benefit dairy briefly. Tourism & old-age products are where big changes will occur
Keith Woodford says changing China's child policies will only benefit dairy briefly. Tourism & old-age products are where big changes will occur
18th Nov 15, 10:24am
13th Nov 15, 10:54am
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Keith Woodford looks at the downstream realities for dairy farmers and concludes that, despite the upfront costs, non-seasonal free-stall barn systems will better respond to what value-add markets need
Keith Woodford looks at the downstream realities for dairy farmers and concludes that, despite the upfront costs, non-seasonal free-stall barn systems will better respond to what value-add markets need
13th Nov 15, 10:54am

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