Friday, April 19, 2024

Trends


red devon in a pen

Ongoing dry saps some juice from follow-up sale

Alex CoddingtonApr 18, 2024
Wellsford mounts supplementary event to capitalise on excellent March results.

Fonterra’s first fixed milk price events of the year draw 800

Farmers WeeklyApr 17, 2024
After timid March start, April goes gangbusters.

Milk forecasts firm as GDT prices mark time

Hugh StringlemanApr 17, 2024
Not much changed in terms of the mix of buyers in the latest auction.

Alternative dairy’s triple threat

Samantha TennentApr 15, 2024
There are three categories of alternatives to dairy being developed, and each is on a different timeline.


Record in-calf rates for dairy farmers

Record in-calf rates for dairy farmers

Gerald PiddockApr 12, 2024
Reproduction improvements could create $130.7m in extra milk revenue.
Slow and steady gains ahead for dairy

Slow and steady gains ahead for dairy

Dairy FarmerApr 2, 2024
Better dairy prices are expected in 2024 – though there’s a chance that global politics could shift the dial.
Complex outlook for global dairy market

Complex outlook for global dairy market

Dairy FarmerApr 2, 2024
The resilience demonstrated by New Zealand amidst these challenges underscores its pivotal role in the global dairy market, writes NZX.
Green Dragon takes wellness route to sustainability

Green Dragon takes wellness route to sustainability

Neal WallaceMar 28, 2024
‘Good for the planet but really good for me’ is the consumer mindset in China, report says.
Is this season’s milk price good, or average?

Is this season’s milk price good, or average?

Guest writerMar 27, 2024
Inflation-adjusted data might help farmers when assessing their investment strategy or putting in place hedging policy, says NZAB director Andrew Laming.
Research shows opportunities in ‘wellness’ for red meat

Research shows opportunities in ‘wellness’ for red meat

Farmers WeeklyMar 26, 2024
Consumers in US and Australia expressed interest in improving their health through eating red meat.
Rain and the angle it comes in from

Rain and the angle it comes in from

Guest writerMar 25, 2024
Unlike many other nations, when NZ starts to have drought we need to worry about two things, says Phil Duncan.
Beef wary of EU’s new forestry rules

Beef wary of EU’s new forestry rules

Nigel StirlingMar 25, 2024
Seeking assurance deforestation regs won’t erode FTA gains.
On-farm cost inflation has calmed down

On-farm cost inflation has calmed down

Hugh StringlemanMar 22, 2024
Unbridled increases ended their wild ride in 2023, latest data shows.
Farmers’ mood improves – a bit

Farmers’ mood improves – a bit

Neal WallaceMar 22, 2024
Sentiment still in negative territory, but getting better all the time, Rabobank survey shows.
We have to expect the unexpected: economist

We have to expect the unexpected: economist

Gerhard UysMar 22, 2024
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub warns country is running out of headroom to cope with disasters.
weaner steers in a pen

Strong trends for first weaner fairs

Alex CoddingtonMar 22, 2024
A thriving grass market has translated into brisk trading at the first of the fairs, though the swift arrival of the dry may test this demand.
Scant hopes of late-season lamb rally

Scant hopes of late-season lamb rally

Neal WallaceMar 21, 2024
As demand and price rise in US, Australia muscles back into the market.
Autumn dairy prices land with a thump 

Autumn dairy prices land with a thump 

Farmers WeeklyMar 20, 2024
Prices slumped for six of the seven dairy products traded.
Equinox fires the starting gun on autumn

Equinox fires the starting gun on autumn

Guest writerMar 18, 2024
Traditionally, more chaos comes into our weather patterns once we’re past the equinox.
Hotter Aussie cows to head indoors

Hotter Aussie cows to head indoors

Richard RennieMar 18, 2024
Containment-style dairy farm systems are gaining favour as the climate changes.
Dairy bounces back while meat lags in latest ASB report

Dairy bounces back while meat lags in latest ASB report

Farmers WeeklyMar 15, 2024
Changing monetary expectations create bullish growth outlook for dairy.
An autumn market, but not as we know it

An autumn market, but not as we know it

Sarah HilhorstMar 15, 2024
There’s a split in South Island cattle fortunes – the top half grinding to a halt as the dry bites, but good returns on flourishing pasture in Southland.
Farm confidence a mixed bag

Farm confidence a mixed bag

Federated FarmersMar 15, 2024
Federated Farmers says the new Government’s commitment to making sure the regulation affecting farmers is workable and practical has brought a lot of positivity for farmers.
Farm profits set to tumble, says BLNZ

Farm profits set to tumble, says BLNZ

Farmers WeeklyMar 12, 2024
Report warns profitability could fall 54% on average.
Dairy, beef first to improve, Rabobank predicts

Dairy, beef first to improve, Rabobank predicts

Neal WallaceMar 8, 2024
Subdued waiting game’ for sheepmeat as it lags some way behind.
Fonterra ready to capitalise on US protein push

Fonterra ready to capitalise on US protein push

Gerald PiddockMar 7, 2024
NZ’s green credentials put it in pole position to meet surge in demand for protein.
Aussie households feel post-covid funk

Aussie households feel post-covid funk

Richard RennieMar 6, 2024
Key market for NZ primary producers buckling under ‘tax creep’.
Wet summer puts brakes on Aussie slaughter train

Wet summer puts brakes on Aussie slaughter train

Richard RennieMar 6, 2024
Some comfort for NZ farmers as Australian producers slow offloading stampede.
Dairy prices fall in latest GDT

Dairy prices fall in latest GDT

Farmers WeeklyMar 6, 2024
First decrease at the Global Dairy Trade auction after six consecutive gains.
Future shock: modelling disasters for ag

Future shock: modelling disasters for ag

Nigel StirlingMar 5, 2024
Think tank’s scenario exercise homes in on threat from alternative proteins.
Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Global outlook and marketing trends for dairy

Samantha TennentMar 4, 2024
Dairy products are expected to have the largest rate of consumption growth among all food categories over the next decade.
Surprisingly strong finish for dairy

Surprisingly strong finish for dairy

Dairy FarmerMar 4, 2024
There has been significant movement within the dairy industry over the past few months, both locally and globally.
Aus lamb torrent shows no sign of slowing

Aus lamb torrent shows no sign of slowing

Neal WallaceFeb 29, 2024
Production headed for a fourth straight record year.
Not so lucky new year for China lamb

Not so lucky new year for China lamb

Neal WallaceFeb 29, 2024
Hopes of a boost to sales from annual celebrations fail to materialise.
Store lambs close out dry summer season

Store lambs close out dry summer season

Fiona QuarrieFeb 29, 2024
High costs meant it was never going to be a cracking season but the drier summer created some extra challenges for lamb traders and those selling store.
Top Angus genetics feature in dispersal sales

Top Angus genetics feature in dispersal sales

Hugh StringlemanFeb 27, 2024
Long-established North Island studs Atahua and Wairere bringing heifers, cows and calves to market.
High and dry for many as we go into March

High and dry for many as we go into March

Farmers WeeklyFeb 26, 2024
Conditions are now ‘incredibly dry’ in parts of New Zealand, says WeatherWatch’s Phil Duncan.
dannevirke saleyards

Reduced yarding at Dannevirke yields strong results

Alex CoddingtonFeb 22, 2024
Demand did its bit on a day when the supply side battled plentiful pastures and the popularity of on-farm sales.
Patience is a virtue, even for El Niño

Patience is a virtue, even for El Niño

Guest writerFeb 19, 2024
A proper El Niño pattern has arrived, confounding the skeptics, says WeatherWatch’s Phil Duncan.
venison-on-bbq

Venison returns buck up deer outlook

Sarah HilhorstFeb 16, 2024
Deer sector still somewhat subdued, but venison emerged from pandemic in better shape than other red meats.
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