The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Farm animal nutrition company SealesWinslow says its $10 million upgrade is making the business more efficient.
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.
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.
PRICES REMAINED firm overall at the South Island wool sale this week, says WSI general manager, John Dawson.
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.
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.
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.
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.