LIvestock firms PGG Wrightson, Elders New Zealand (Carrfields) and Rural Livestock are facing claims of price fixing by Commerce Commission.
Prices have been up at weaner fairs around the country, reflecting the buoyancy of the beef market and the need for many hill country farmers to reduce stock numbers ahead of winter, comments PGG Wrightson.
Stock agents are reporting that it is only recently that herd prices have come back because of Fonterra’s lower forecast payout for the 2015-16 season and following seasons.
PGG Wrightson trade account holders can now pay for broadband via their PGG monthly trade account. This is one effect of a deal between PGG and internet service provider Wireless Nation.
Rural trader PGG Wrightson has reported a half-year gross profit of $33.6 million, its best result in seven years. Group revenue was up 3% and net profit after tax increased to $19.7 million, up from $13.4 million for the same period last year.
An East Coast kiwifruit orchard has won the PGG Wrightson Land and Life Award for commitment to people, community, and passion for sustainable practice.
Early arrival of the dry period in the lower North Island has ‘subdued’ sales of store lambs in the past week or so.
FARMERS HAVE this year donated 130,000 calves to be sold as fundraisers for people with intellectual disabilities.