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Warning of need to remain vigilant

Warning of need to remain vigilant

While a lift in dairy prices suggests there might be ''light at the end of the tunnel'', the industry needs to remain vigilant, Federated Farmers has cautioned.

Dairy farm prices falling - REINZ

Dairy farm prices falling - REINZ

Dairy farm prices are dropping, according to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

Milk prices surge at latest auction

Milk prices surge at latest auction

Wholemilk powder prices, which play a big part in the formation of Fonterra's farmgate milk price, rallied by 19.1% to US$1856 a tonne at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, raising hopes that prices may finally have turned.

Bank expects dairy prices to bounce back

Bank expects dairy prices to bounce back

The recent collapse in dairy prices does not equate to long-term structural market change in the sector, rural lending specialist Rabobank says.

Fonterra share in South Is beneath threshold

Fonterra share in South Is beneath threshold

Fonterra's market share in the South Island has slipped beneath the 80% threshold specified in its enabling legislation, the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says.

Premium US beef supplier likes SFF

Premium US beef supplier likes SFF

Lenny Lebovich has travelled the world to see where the best grass fed beef was to be found.

Extra drought support

Support for the drought affected eastern South Island has been extended with additional funding for Rural Support Trusts and an extension of the medium scale event declaration.

Export prospects bright, analyst says

Export prospects bright, analyst says

Rebuilding the drought depleted beef cow herd in the United States could affect the strong demand for Kiwi beef - but the outlook for New Zealand's beef exports remains bright, an analyst says.

Waikato farmer wins SFF top award

Waikato farmer wins SFF top award

When Silver Fern Farms' Plate to Pasture Awards judges visited Neil Aicken's Waikato farm, they were impressed with his clear vision for his business.

Little bit of everything at Gore A&P's fundraising ball

Whether you're in the market for a Hereford or hay, fodder beet or firewood, the Gore A&P Association's Spring Ball is the place to be.

Funds boost for drought-hit farmers

Funds boost for drought-hit farmers

Support for the drought-affected eastern South Island has been extended, and an extra $100,000 has been granted to help struggling farmers.

No special support for dairy farmers - English

No special support for dairy farmers - English

Finance Minister Bill English said today the Government would not be offering special financial support to dairy farmers in trouble because of low prices.

Singer is loving country living

Singer is loving country living

She's opened for the Hollies and sung for Robert Kennedy jun - now Bex Murray is holed up in the Hakataramea Valley and she could not be happier.

City girl goes country – and loves it

City girl goes country – and loves it

It's a long way from London to Livingstone.

Farmers cashing up assets

Farmers cashing up assets

Otago dairy farmers are selling what they can to generate cash flow as they face up to an immediate prospect of lower milk payout prices for the next 18 months to two years.

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