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Higher dairy payouts have put dairy farmers in a good position to take advantage of new technologies, says ANZ’s managing director commercial & agri, Mark Hiddleston.
The back-to-fat story was reinforced at the latest GDT event with butter up 3.3% to a fresh auction record high of US$5631/t, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.
The outlook for the coming dairy season is positive with prices stable and lifting slightly, several economists say.
At least 7000 dairy livestock have been affected in the recent storms in Waikato and Bay of Plenty alone and hundreds of hectares of pasture and maize crops have been damaged, DairyNZ reports.
ANZ has announced an assistance package to help the farming community affected by North Island flooding to get their farms and businesses back to full production.
Dairy markets remain finely balanced but with most of the season’s product sold, farmgate milk price is expected to hold above $6/kgMS.
A dairy farmer and mayor of a town hit by a double whammy of bank branch closures says the loss of a bank can change the perception of vibrancy and wealth in a rural town.
KPMG's Ian Proudfoot says significant change is coming to New Zealand's primary sector and "farmers that ignore it do it at their peril".