Sunday, 05 July 2015 16:00

Feed savings passed on

Farm animal nutrition company SealesWinslow says its $10 million upgrade is making the business more efficient.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 19 February 2015 15:55

Dairy farmers still waiting for good news

Expect the volatility in the international dairy market to be around for some time.

Published in General News
Thursday, 22 January 2015 15:59

Wool prices stronger at North Island sale

The North Island sale saw prices lift on the back of a weaker New Zealand dollar and steady off-shore interest, NZ Wool Services International Ltd's marketing executive, Paul Steel, reports.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 00:00

Mixed-bag dairy auction – economist

LAST WEEK’S dairy auction result was a mixed bag for farmers, says ASB economist Nathan Penny.

 He notes that prices fell in all categories except whole milk powder, which rose 1.6% compared to the previous auction.

Published in General News
Friday, 10 October 2014 15:44

Wool stays strong

PRICES REMAINED firm overall at the South Island wool sale this week, says WSI general manager, John Dawson.

Published in General News
Friday, 09 May 2014 10:36

Wool lifts in SI offering

THE LIMITED offering of 6000 bales of South Island wool on offer saw a 90% clearance with most types increasing 2 to 4%, New Zealand Wool Services International 's general manager John Dawson reports.

Published in General News
Thursday, 09 January 2014 10:58

High global beef prices to continue

THE RABOBANK GLOBAL cattle price index has risen by 6% since June, driven by lower-than-expected beef supply in the main exporting countries and strong Asian demand.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 12:19

Beef prices to firm

Rabobank forecasts New Zealand's beef prices to firm next quarter, as supplies tighten after the higher, drought-induced slaughter volumes, and forecasts of a wetter-than-average winter also encourage producers to retain stock.

Published in General News
Thursday, 28 February 2013 14:54

Wool prices gain

The 9400 bales on offer in the South Island this week saw a 91% clearance and an overall stronger market, says NZ Wool Services International Ltd's general manager, John Dawson.

Published in General News
Friday, 18 January 2013 11:45

Consumer price index down

Seasonally lower vegetable prices contributed to the consumers price index (CPI) falling 0.2% in the December 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand says.

Published in General News
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