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Confidence driven by dairy and finishing

18 May 2017

The number of recent farm sales indicates a rise in sentiment in the rural real estate market compared to a year ago with dairy farms and finishing farms driving the lift in performance. 

NZ lenders now more comfortable with agri exposure

4 May 2017

Bank of New Zealand and ANZ Bank New Zealand are much more comfortable with the strength of their agricultural loan books since global dairy prices bounced back, returning many farmers back to the black after a tough two seasons.

‘Timing issues’ behind big dairy goat farms coming to market

24 April 2017

Three dairy goat farms producing a combined 312,000 kgs of milk solids remain on the market while a fourth sold recently, but the higher than usual number up for sale is only a coincidence of timing, says the Dairy Goat Co-operative.

Prices surge for horticulture in March farm sales

21 April 2017

Blossoming demand for horticulture helped boost farm prices 21% in the March quarter from a year earlier. 

Farm sale market stunted

15 March 2017

Uncertainty and a level of caution exercised by agricultural producers have put the brakes on farm sales in the late summer months. 

Finishing farms attract higher demand

17 February 2017

A rise in interest in finishing farms compared to a year ago is being offset by a reduction in demand for finishing farms. Dairy farm sales are facing slightly better conditions and horticulture sales are back a little. 

Farm sales to bolster Landcorp’s balance sheet

13 February 2017

Landcorp Farming, the state-owned farming company, is looking to improve its debt position as it sells some of its farms.

Dairy, grazing farms led 2016 sales decline

24 January 2017

Dairy and grazing properties led a decline in New Zealand farm sales in 2016 though prices rose based on the Real Estate Institute’s adjusted farm price index.

Increase in spring activity

19 December 2016

(DATA ANALYSIS) More farms were sold this spring compared to last year with higher prices being achieved by horticulture, finishing and dairy farms but lower prices for grazing farms were enough to offset the gains.