Westland revises payout down

Westland Milk Products has revised its predicted payout for this season to $5-5.40/kg milksolids (MS), citing the continuing global oversupply of dairy products and the impact of a relatively high New Zealand dollar.

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  • New mobile labs to tackle fruit fly

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) now has two newly fitted mobile field laboratories to assist with the diagnostic work required in the event of a fruit fly detection.

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  • Exports down 5.1% led by milk powder

    A 77% drop in milk powder exports to China led a fall in total exports, Statistics New Zealand says.

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  • Dollar to remain under pressure

    The New Zealand dollar was little changed in local trading, and will likely remain under pressure as low inflation expectations and weak dairy prices keep traders wary on the currency until next month's monetary policy review.

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  • Cavalier broadens export horizons

    Every 10 cents a kilogram price increase for clean wool delivered to its spinning mill costs carpet maker Cavalier Corporation about $330,000 a year in earnings, shareholders have been told.

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Pulpit - Deal a lifeline for meat farmers

The conclusion of the New Zealand–Korea Free Trade Agreement is a lifeline for Kiwi exporters in one of our most important markets.

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Producer prices fall on lower farmgate milk prices

New Zealand producer input prices fell in the third quarter because lower farmgate milk prices reduced input costs for dairy manufacturers, adding more evidence that inflation in the local economy is subdued.

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  • Stortford Lodge sale November 26

    The continuing drying winds and lack of meaningful rainfall encouraged vendors to unload a few more cattle into Stortford Lodge on Wednesday with more than 1200 head yarded.

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  • Stratford sale November 26

    At the Stratford sale on Wednesday prime Hereford-Friesian steers, 620-445kg, made $2.89-$3.12/kgLW, crossbred, 375-485kg, $2.26-$2.94/kgLW, Hereford-cross, 440-550kg, $2.96-$3.06/kgLW, Angus, 445kg, $2.90/kgLW, Hereford, 545kg, $2.96-$3.06/kgLW, Belted Galloway, 545kg, $3.04/kgLW.

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  • Dollar to remain under pressure

    The New Zealand dollar was little changed in local trading, and will likely remain under pressure as low inflation expectations and weak dairy prices keep traders wary on the currency until next month's monetary policy review.

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  • Rongotea sale November 26

    A full buying bench was presented with another sizable yarding of quality cattle at Rongotea on Wednesday, with some nice lines of yearling whiteface steers and heifers on offer, Darryl Harwood of NZ Farmers Livestock reported. The sale also included a large number of weaner Friesian bulls.

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Timber still fueling China’s growth

FREE AgriHQ China Forestry Report[#Report]

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  • New mobile labs to tackle fruit fly

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) now has two newly fitted mobile field laboratories to assist with the diagnostic work required in the event of a fruit fly detection.

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  • Cavalier broadens export horizons

    Every 10 cents a kilogram price increase for clean wool delivered to its spinning mill costs carpet maker Cavalier Corporation about $330,000 a year in earnings, shareholders have been told.

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  • China trip shows NZ wool worth

    Wool trading and processing company Segard Masurel recently hosted 17 New Zealand clients on a market trip to China

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  • Economy good but worse coming

    The Lego movie refrain “everything is awesome” applies to most of the economy with the exception of dairy, BNZ research head Stephen Toplis says.

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Port harbours fashion passion

Launching her own fashion label has been an eye-opening experience for Canterbury University student Hannah Port, a town and country girl. She talked to Annette Scott about her efforts to bridge the urban-rural divide.

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Food hub could add billions

Manawatu agribusiness leaders and researchers this week heard how an integrated food innovation hub could add billions to export returns.

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Poll - Meat sector reform

Is the latest meat sector reform plan worth a go?

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Nervous week for growers cleaning up hail damage

Orchard growers around the country are anxiously analysing weather predictions as they clean up from hailstorms, and ponder the risk of more to come.

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Detour on career path pays off

At just 25, Rhea Nelis is convinced she has the perfect job for life.

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  • GDT prices slip slightly

    Prices overall at last night GlobalDairyTrade auction were slightly weaker but left the AgriHQ farmgate milk price indicator unchanged at $4.75/kg of milksolids.

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  • Invasive pasture plants an environmental threat

    A group of scientists are calling for farmers who use invasive plant varieties in their pastures to be levied.

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  • Online tool for milk price analysis

    A new, free tool will make it easier for dairy farmers to see the factors that influence the farmgate milk price.

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  • Bilodeau bows out

    Ballance’s departing chief executive chuckles at the frustration the “extra L” in his company’s brand name causes journalists’ spell-checking efforts, but is proud about what the brand has become under his 14-year tenure.

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