Not even a healthy rise in sheepmeat export volumes could save returns.
Ag Symposium hears from sector players who have experienced the ups and downs of the market.
A good growing season brought a bigger supply of lambs, and they drew the crowds to farms on the mainland.
Revised forecast milk price aims to provide reassurance to farmer suppliers.
Top brass bring the bad news to scores of suppliers in Gore meeting.
Contrasting fortunes for northern and southern hemispheres.
Recent economic data has been more positive than expected so this may translate into higher demand over time.
Phil Duncan’s Spidey senses have been warning him about the drier pattern that is now emerging.
Contrast in immediate prospects as market leaders give their 2024 guidance updates.
You don’t have to go far to find a disgruntled sheep farmer, but it may help to remember that we are in the part of the pricing cycle that no one likes, Mel Croad says.
Company advises suppliers of significant drop in lamb outlook.
Growers worried as wholesale prices show unseasonal early slump.
More high pressure will encourage more westerlies over NZ, says Phil Duncan.
Those who stuck it out against the odds have scored a small and well-deserved win at the saleyards
One bright spot is that sector is better at paying its bills on time.
Schedule prices hit 2017 levels after falling earlier and further than expected.
Plenty of options for buyers, but signals beyond the farmgate have them feeling cautious.
Drop in exports reflects both last September’s surge and tougher conditions in many key markets now.
Summer 2023/24 will be running hot and cold, with widely divergent conditions over the North and South Islands.
The peak of the S&P/NZX Primary Sector Index was in late 2018 and in the five years since the index number has halved.
Deep cuts are being inflicted on the industry at home and abroad, writes AgriHQ analyst Reece Brick.
New entrants a highlight amid softer prices in a challenging market.
Phil Duncan warns farmers to slip, slap, slop as NZ’s unjustly high rays start to sting.
On-farm trend spreading from south, with six big sales planned before Christmas.
More than 170 big guns in food production sign up to programme of large-scale, long-term systemic change.
Supply beginning to tighten on a number of commodities.
High food prices see consumers in some markets switch to cheaper cuts and cheaper meats.
Averages down on recent years, reflecting tough economic times.
In other words, the weather pattern has been emerging for several weeks now and many around NZ have noticed the change to milder and drier conditions.
Momentum continues from spectacular annual results.
In August, Australia shipped its largest ever monthly volume of sheepmeat, having made no secret of the fact that it is chasing after New Zealand for the top export slot.
Too soon to celebrate after the season dairy has had, analysts caution.
A ‘significant event, and particularly impactful for the rural community given the time of the year’.