Monday, 14 November 2016 08:24

Hedging decisions risky

With an 80% likelihood the Reserve Bank will lower the official cash rate by 25 basis points next month, many rural borrowers are wondering if now is the time to look at fixing rates.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 October 2016 12:49

Vigilance around fixed rate mortgages

Market commentators are indicating with 80% certainty the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will lower the official cash rate by 25 basis points next month and then it will begin to stabilise.

Published in General News
Monday, 17 October 2016 13:00

Helping farmers save time and take control

With volatility in the dairy payout, there has never been a more important time to have a clear picture of your farming business’ performance, says Dairy Women’s Network.

Published in General News
Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:01

When it comes time to hang up the gumboots

With the average age of New Zealand farmers pushing 60, and land values on a steady increase, it’s no surprise succession planning is currently top-of-mind for the agricultural industry.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:55

Farmers need to be bank ready

With the dairy payout remaining stubbornly low and equity positions becoming more precarious many farmers are seeing more of their bank manager, says Crowe Horwath's head of corporate agribusiness, Hayden Dillon.

Published in General News

While volatility in business is to be expected, many of New Zealand's primary producers have experienced a bumpy ride in recent years.

Published in General News

Continuing converging of livestock values in respect of Herd Scheme Value (HS) and National Standard Cost (NSC) for dairy cattle presents farmers with an opportunity to review their livestock valuation methods and optimise their operations for tax efficiency, a tax specialist says.

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 18:57

Farmers may be paying too much ACC

Numerous agribusinesses could be paying more than their fair share according to professional services firm, Crowe Horwath.

Published in General News

The agri sector is concerned about falling commodity prices, but new technology is providing hope.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 22 February 2016 17:22

Survey looks at positives and negatives

Succession scored highly as a negative influence in a recent survey of the agricultural industry.

Published in General News
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