Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
Farmers are reported to have joined a Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group at Rangiwahia to upskill the people in their businesses and boost their profitability.
The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index is at a two-year low, but there is some good news ahead, says Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins.
The Global Dairy Trade had its eighth consecutive fall last week putting more downward pressure on Fonterra’s $6.75/kgMS milk price forecast, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.
Rabobank’s new horticulture and wine analyst believes there are a number of opportunities ahead for the New Zealand wine industry.
Four kiwi arable farmers were amazed recently to see the immensity of the cropping industries in western Europe and Ukraine.
The last decade has been littered with unsuccessful joint ventures in China and we’ll probably see more, says Tim Hunt, Rabobank’s general manager food and agribusiness research in New Zealand and Australia.
New Zealand’s horticultural sector will need to keep a close eye on the role sustainability attributes play in the purchasing decisions of Chinese consumers.