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The coming year is looming as a defining one for New Zealand farming, according to Rabobank agricultural analyst Genevieve Steven.
Dr Danny Donaghy is professor of dairy systems at Massey University and a specialist in pasture agronomy and physiology.
Covid restrictions in China are likely to slightly dampen milk powder imports into that country, according to Stefan Vogel, Rabobank research general manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Dairy goat farmers are facing a double whammy: a sharp drop in milk payout and reduced quota to supply the country's sole processor.
A record milk payout for this season remains on the cards - but breaking the $10/kgMS ceiling will be a stretch.
OPINION: When the Covid pandemic broke out over two years ago, Jacinda Ardern waxed lyrical about the importance of the rural-based primary sector and how it would pull the NZ economy through the tough times ahead.
In a Covid-constrained season, where many horticulturists are struggling with the lack of labour, family-run Mill Orchard - at Loburn, just north of Rangiora - is enjoying a great harvest.