Farming climate 'is complicated'

Milk MaP's senior farm business consultant, Andrew Trounce, says thriving in today’s volatile farming climate is a complicated conversation.

Dairy sheep and goat farmers are being told to reduce milk supply as processors face a slump in global demand for their products.

Dairy sheep and goat farmers are being told to reduce milk supply as processors face a slump in global demand for their products.

Donald’s Farm manager Sam Waugh.

Every morning dairy farmer Sam Waugh sees the Auckland Sky Tower through his window. It's a great reminder of one of his key life goals - giving young people from towns and cities insights into farm life.

NZL, which own 16,063 hectares of rural land, reported a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $10.9m, up from $2.5m announced in September 2023.

New Zealand Rural Land Co (NZL) has announced its intention to reinstate the company’s dividend and amend its dividend policy.

Rural retailer PGG Wrightson (PGW) is feeling the impact of the current rural downturn, reporting a 40% drop in net profit to $12.7 million in the six months to December 31, 2023.

Dairy prices pulled back a bit in the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction and it’s mostly to do with New Zealand’s biggest market, China.

Farmers, scientists, rural professionals and policy makers from around the country last week converged on Massey University in Palmerston North for the 36th annual workshop of the Farmed Landscape Research Centre.

A plan to revitalise New Zealand’s honey sector and set it on a new, more sustainable and profitable path for the long term was launched yesterday by Agriculture Minister Todd McClay.

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp Farming Limited) has produced a Net Operating Profit (NOP) of $3 million for the half-year to 31 December 2023.

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