Friday, July 1, 2022

Reece Brick

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Over time, Reece Brick has found himself involved in basically all areas of AgriHQ market data in varying degrees. Officially, he leads the large monthly AgriHQ reports (Monthly Sheep & Beef and the Forestry Market Report), while often finding himself down at the Feilding sale yards for the LivestockEye coverage on all store sales there. Otherwise, he’s usually the go-to for all data-related queries and usually ends up the first port of call for IT support in the AgriHQ team. Growing up he lived on a few sheep and beef blocks in the back of Gisborne.

PULSE: Wood markets back to booming

The wider log market has returned to form following what was a volatile and unsavoury spell last year. Like with a lot of commodities, it is China leading the market. Though sales within New Zealand are going gangbusters too.

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ACROSS THE RAILS: First big week of weaner fairs

The North Island weaner fair market booted back into life after a year’s hiatus. The odd teaser sale had been held the week before, but a few significant yards last week has given everyone the much-awaited benchmark to crack on with trading.

PULSE: How Aussie’s pain benefits NZ

Farmers in Australia were bucked off their hypothetical horse in 2019 and early-2020 when drought was followed by bush fires, then covid-19. And they’re getting back on it without any hesitancy, for better or worse.

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ACROSS THE RAILS: Masterton locals compete for ewes

Next to Australia, New Zealand has looked a bit like the depressed cousin of the sheep world lately. They’ve been eagerly jumping back on track following drought and bushfires, whereas NZ farmers have taken the past year as a cue to further cut back sheep numbers.

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PULSE: Split market gap widening

Store cattle markets are fickle beasts the best of times. 

A long list of factors shifts livestock values up or down but ultimately it comes down to buyer confidence about what the future holds.

Feed swing for eastern NI

Much needed rainfall has relieved drought-like conditions and resulted in a massive swing in feed conditions through the eastern North Island during February. 

Pasture growth conditions variable

(DATA ANALYSIS) Variable weather conditions across the country have delivered mixed results for pasture growth with some regions facing a dry period while others are faring reasonably well.