Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:55

Algerians to thank for Fonterra jump

Fonterra surprised observers last week by announcing an early upgrade of its milk price; the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price index lift of just 1.7% was lower than expected, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:37

GDT signals super start to spring

“A super start to spring” is how Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins describes the third consecutive significant rise on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event platform.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:39

Good news at last - GDT up 6.6%

The Global Dairy Trade price index was up 6.6% overnight, with the all-important whole milk powder up 9.9%.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:56

GDT prices unchanged

ASB is sticking with its 2016/17 milk price forecasts of $6/kgMS, with the Global Dairy Trade overall price index remaining unchanged overnight.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 06:55

Brexit spares prices

The GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price index fall of 0.4% last week was "modest" in the face of Brexit's impact on other markets, rural economists concur.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:08

GDT drop the impact of Brexit

The 0.4% drop in dairy price index overnight in the GlobalDairyTrade auction was likely Brexit's impact on dairy prices, says ASB rural economist, Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Monday, 04 April 2016 17:55

EU milk production slowing

EU milk production growth is slowing, says ASB's rural economist Nathan Penny.

Published in General News
Monday, 21 March 2016 13:55

Keeping ourselves well in tough times

It is easy to talk ourselves into doom and gloom nowadays, given a push by ill-informed media reporting and commentary on the agricultural sector.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 08:54

GDT down 2.9% against expectations

The GlobalDairyTrade price index was down 2.9% overnight, despite expectations of a small rise.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:25

Help near at hand as pressure grows on farm

Onfarm cash income of farmers from all milk production this season will be under $4/kgMS, according to DairyNZ.

Published in General News
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