Livestock sales lift ALF result

Allied Farmers (ALF) livestock sales were up by 14% in the latest half year and the lull in forward dairy herd sales appears to have ended.

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  • Picking the eyes out of spuds

    Potato farmer and Nuffield scholar Paul Olsen fairly accurately fits the comment by the writer AA Milne, “What I say is that if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow”.

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  • Inspectors warned to go easy

    The approach of WorkSafe inspectors on farms will dictate whether farmers take safety seriously or treat it as a box-ticking exercise, farming leader Katie Milne says.

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  • Seeka continues to improve its profit

    Kiwifruit grower and handler Seeka’s improved trading in the latest year is another small but important step in the right direction as the industry continues its recovery from the Psa virus devastation, it says.

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  • Trustees’ job to help families

    Often they are the first port of call when farming families are at their lowest ebb.

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Pulpit – Farm-owning syndicates growing

Farm syndication is a term that includes equity farming, farm equity partnerships and is used to identify multi-investor farming entities. It is now a major part of the farming industry in New Zealand, Masterton lawyer *Brett Gould* writes.

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Feilding sale February 20

The yardings offered at Feilding have been much smaller than recent seasons with fewer than 6000 lambs penned on Friday. In spite of the lack of strength in meat schedules, there is a solid demand building for store lambs and many are waiting for rain to kick crops along.

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  • Dollar falls as RBNZ looks to curb property speculation

    The New Zealand dollar fell after the Reserve Bank said it is looking at ways to curb lending to residential property investors, which could pave the way for it to lower interest rates.

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  • Coalgate sheep sale March 5

    The continuing dry is putting some real pressure on stock and the store market in Canterbury. Rain is needed desperately in order to set up some decent autumn pasture growth and give winter feed crops a much needed reviver.

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  • Masterton sale March 4

    A small sale of only 500 head of store lambs was offered at Masterton on Wednesday.

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  • Wellsford sales March 2, 3

    Weaner steers kicked off with a “hiss and a roar” at Wellsford on Monday for the start of the beef bred weaner sales, leaving vendors kicking up their heels with joy, Grant Pallister of PGG Wrightson reported.

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Log prices up as Chinese inventories fall

New Zealand export log prices rose to a nine-month high in January as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand and local returns were bolstered by a decline in the kiwi dollar and lower shipping costs.

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  • Picking the eyes out of spuds

    Potato farmer and Nuffield scholar Paul Olsen fairly accurately fits the comment by the writer AA Milne, “What I say is that if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow”.

    Read more…

  • Seeka continues to improve its profit

    Kiwifruit grower and handler Seeka’s improved trading in the latest year is another small but important step in the right direction as the industry continues its recovery from the Psa virus devastation, it says.

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  • Buyers’ supply fears dispelled

    Fonterra’s caution with its milk price revision was validated by the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction when the recent two-month price rally ran out of steam.

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  • Early weaning a drought response

    Drought is mobilising farmers to wean hinds before the stag goes out.

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Buoyant mood up north

Northland Agricultural Field Days president Lew Duggan was all smiles with "100 new exhibits and a buoyant mood among farmers" at the 31st annual event held in Dargaville last week.

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New planning guide for dairy conversions

Farmers contemplating a land-use conversion to dairying can get a new online environmental “how-to” planning guide to help ensure any new farm meets the industry’s standards.

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Poll - Farm Safety Plan

Do you have a comprehensive farm safety plan?

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Caution not panic in kill plans

Farmers are taking a cautious line on stock for processing during an increasingly dry summer, booking them for two to three weeks ahead.

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Champ takes another record

Sixteen times world champion shearer David Fagan showed a vocal and supportive Cheltenham speed shear crowd he can shear a single sheep in 20.4 seconds recently to win the event.

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