New forecasts for the ailing dairy sector are claiming
farmers may not reach the break-even payout point until 2019
- "at the earliest''.
Red meat exporters and farmers have been warned the strength
of the New Zealand dollar may play havoc with prices and
returns this season, both trade receipts and at-the-gate
Southland cows are good at producing milk, and now it has
been proven they are also good at producing another useful
staple - electricity.
Otago dairy farmers have been more compliant with
environmental rules in the past year.
Some Upper Clutha farmers are outraged by the sale of the
Cromwell saleyards to a property developer, labelling the
loss of the facility as a "disaster''.
Ever since he was a young lad, Will Gibson's passion for the
farming sector has been remarkable.
International dairy prices edged down at the latest
GlobalDairyTrade auction, the price index falling by 0.4%
since the previous sale last month.
Cromwell Basin is now producing around half of New Zealand's
export cherries and they are "the best in the world''.
September 30 has been agreed in principle by Silver Fern
Farms and Shanghai Maling as the revised date to meet
Overseas Investment Office approval for their joint venture.
Like all parents, Julia Eden just wanted her children to
learn how to read.
The first rays of sunshine warm a mob of sheep below Mt Roy,
on the shore of Lake Wanaka, following a 4degCelsius frost.
Farmer sentiment has taken a big upwards bounce in the latest
Rabobank rural confidence survey.
When the decision was made to convert their Southland sheep
farm to dairying, Katrina Thomas knew nothing about cows.
Johnny Duncan's fodder beet proved unbeatable in the
Maniototo Young Farmers Club's recent winter feed
This year's spring peak in venison prices to deer farmers
will be the highest in four or five seasons even if further
currency appreciation "knocks the top off'', Deer Industry
New Zealand says.
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