Monday, 20 May 2019 10:50

Cherry picking the right investment

New Zealand's horticultural sector must compete on quality, taste and branding because it will never compete globally on volume and price, says MyFarm national sales manager Grant Payton.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 March 2019 08:19

Punter goes cherry picking

It is not always the fastest-growing or biggest returns which influence decisions on investment in various sectors, says MyFarm head of research Con Williams.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 07:55

Payout ok, other challenges loom

The income outlook for New Zealand dairy farmers for the new season looks good, but other challenges loom.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 14:55

Farmers smile, stock brokers feel the heat

Dairy farmers would have woken up to better news than equity fund managers last Wednesday says ANZ’s agri economist Con Williams.

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 07:55

WMP stands out in auction

Although last week’s GDT price index eased 0.4%, the dairy auction was generally positive, especially the 2.6% lift for whole milk powder (WMP), says ANZ rural economist Con Williams.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 09:55

More weight to fat story

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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 08:55

$6/kgMs or better

Dairy markets remain finely balanced but with most of the season’s product sold, farmgate milk price is expected to hold above $6/kgMS.

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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".

Published in General News
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:05

Gut feel not enough

Dairy farmers with a detailed understanding of their businesses are in the best position to reduce costs, improve efficiency and ride out the dairy downturn.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:00

Optimism as banks cut forecast payout

Banks have cut their farmgate milk price forecast after another drop in the GDT price index last week, albeit minor at an overall 1.4%.

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