I recently wrote a Farmers Weekly column on the proposed
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and received
a lot of feedback on it. Most of it was on the implications
of the TPP on our trade with China.
A few more sheep turned up than might have been expected at
Feilding on Friday, with the extra numbers mostly medium ewe
lambs. The difference between male hoggets and ewe hoggets
widened again as the medium ewe hoggets became a harder sell
and drifted back a little.
The New Zealand dollar extended its decline, falling below
US$0.66 cents as the prospect of more easing by the Reserve
Bank dented the appeal of the kiwi dollar in an environment
where the US Federal Reserve prepares to hike interest