Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:55

Lamb cracks $8/kg

Lamb prices have cracked the $8/kg mark for the second successive year and things could get even better.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 August 2019 10:55

NZ beef gains in China

New Zealand beef exports to China are booming, thanks to trade tensions and a disease outbreak in China’s pork industry.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:41

A fair go — Editorial

OPINION: If you borrow money from the bank, it holds a grip (‘death pledge’) over you.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:55

Forecasts steady as demand holds

Banks are mainly holding firm on their forecasts of $7/kgMS despite last week’s flat Global Dairy Trade result – a small decline of 0.4% in the overall price index.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:55

$8 lamb on the cards

Sheep farmers are in for another year of solid returns, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:55

$7 payout still on the cards

Economists are still sticking to a 2019/20 season forecast of around $7/kgMS despite the 3.8% drop in the Global Dairy Trade overall price index last week.

Published in General News

Was last week’s 3.4% drop in the Global Dairy Trade overall price index a warning sign or a temporary dip? Economists are divided.

Published in General News
Friday, 08 March 2019 14:42

Lamb prices remain strong

Lamb prices look set to bottom out just below $7/kg as the end of the season nears, according to ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:43

New dairy price cycle looming

Conditions are in place for the start of a new dairy price cycle, says ASB senior rural economist, Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Friday, 22 February 2019 14:09

Milk solids up again

Milk production is continuing to boom.

Published in General News
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