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My Daily Digest: December 10, 2020

Sector has shown strength despite global uncertainty The end of the year always brings a bit of a stocktake and a look ahead, and after this trying year it seems the farming sector is looking a bit more positive.

Farmer confidence is rising, though it still remains in negative territory. 

And, most regions of the country appear to be pretty well placed weather-wise after some good late spring and early summer rain.

Demand for our meat and dairy, especially, is good and that’s given farmers something to be happy about in a world that’s still so disrupted by covid-19.

Farmers will be thinking that if they can keep production up over the summer, they’ll be well-rewarded next year.

That’s great news for both the sector and the country.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

FENZ shares fire risk areas

Summer looks like it will be dry with the predicted La Nina weather pattern expected to create the greatest fire risk in Otago and South Canterbury.

 

Pastoral farmer confidence up

Sentiment remains at negative levels among New Zealand farmers in the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey, despite rural confidence rising to its highest level since late 2019.

 

Conditions mostly positive ahead of holidays

Farming conditions heading into Christmas and the new year are a mixed bag for the North and South Islands, with some areas well placed heading into the heat of the summer and others struggling with dry conditions.

 

Voting begins for Alliance board

Four candidates are up for election to the two seats available around the Alliance Group board table.

 

New docking rules coming

As the 2020 lambing season comes to a close, farmers, sheep owners and tailing contractors are being encouraged to think ahead, with new sheep tail-docking regulations set to take effect next year.

 

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