A weaker New Zealand dollar may help offset the decline in Global Dairy Trade prices, but the reasons behind the lower dollar are more significant to dairy, says Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins.  

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14:55

Small rise in payout on the cards

Economists are optimistic of a small rise in this season’s farmgate milk price.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:55

Strong price run by butter, SMP

Butter prices look like making another strong run, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:55

Riding the pink cloud

Agriculture is in a sweet spot, says ASB rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:55

Key trading markets under a cloud

Westpac senior analyst Anne Boniface says fears of tighter international supplies, particularly for whole milk powder, helped dairy prices squeeze higher in the first few Global Dairy Trade auctions of 2018. 

Published in General News
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:55

Positive year ahead

‘A season to remember’ and ‘a profitable year for all sectors’: economic forecasters have a rosy outlook for the year.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 12:55

Lower milk payout as prices soften

The country's second-largest milk processor has revised its forecast milk payout for the season as dairy prices soften.

Published in General News
Monday, 11 December 2017 08:55

Payout ‘erring on side of caution’

A “hint of conservativeness” can be detected in Fonterra’s updated forecast on the farmgate milk price last week, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 08:55

Fonterra tipped to revise forecast

A fall of 3.4% in the overall GDT Event price index last week was the fourth consecutive fall and prices are now at eight-month lows.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:55

Butter back as a healthy option

The butter boom is rolling on, says ASB senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

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