Rabobank estimates a rise in Chinese milk production for 2021.

NZ agriculture is set for what looks likely to be a generally profitable season in 2020/21, with most sectors seeing average to above-average pricing, manageable cost inflation, and production holding up well.

Live to Will co-founder Elle Perriam is one of the star guest speakers at the fast-approaching 2021 East Coast Farming Expo in Wairoa. Photo Supplied.

The 2021 East Coast Farming Expo is a two-day mid-week gathering for sheep and beef producers with a focus on farming smarter. It’s held annually at the Wairoa A&P Showgrounds and includes exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and seminars. It’s a chance for farmers to talk one-one-one with industry innovators and leaders…

 
RMPP Action Network facilitator Genevieve Steven says you have to enable a safe environment for people to share and build trust with others.

“Without a facilitator, we would just have done that farmer thing and sat round, shuffled our feet and waited for someone else to say something,” says Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group member Reece Cleland.

 
Former agriculture minister David Carter.

Former Agriculture Minister and Banks Peninsula farmer David Carter has been elected to the board of rural trader, Ruralco.

NZ's meat exports to the United States grew by 50% during the three months from July to September 2020 compared with the same period last year.

New Zealand's red meat sector exports to the United States grew by 50% during the three months from July to September this year compared to a year earlier.

Bremworth claims its rebranding shows its recommitment to focus on 100% pure New Zealand wool.

Following its announcement earlier this year of quitting synthetics and only using 100% NZ wool, carpet manufacturer Cavalier Bremworth has now also changed its name.

A jump in the value and volume of New Zealand’s sheepmeat exports to Europe and the UK shows why preserving WTO tariff-rate quotas is so important, claims the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

A Lincoln-based wool products company believes it offers a glimmer of hope against the increasing negativity currently saturating New Zealand’s strong wool industry.

Despite claims by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor that a new report will be the plan “to revitalise New Zealand’s strong wool sector…” there’s widespread belief it will do no such thing.

Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group facilitator John Stantiall was unsure, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, how meetings could work.

The latest NAIT data shows farmers are increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant.

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