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08
Mar

ASB Q4 Scoreboard

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ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard Q4 2018

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15
Oct

Farmshed Economics Spring 2018

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Spring is here and agricultural production has started the new season well. And unlike previous seasons, the weather has played ball.

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14
Jun

Q1 Regional Scorecard

Scoreboard Q1 2018

Northland has stormed up six places to the top of Scoreboard to grab quarter 1's gold medal. The region showed solid ratings across all of the measures this quarter. The warm summer may have something to do with the strong showing! Tasman drops down one place to second with Bay of Plenty making up 12 places to round out the top three.

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09
Mar

Q4 Regional Scorecard

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The top of the South Island was steaming this quarter with Tasman gaining the number 1 spot and Marlborough jumping 7 places to sit in 3rd.

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19
Feb

International Agri Insights

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Fonterra recently reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season by 5% from its previous forecast. According to Fonterra, two key factors have led to the cut in its forecast numbers: strong European production and high European Union (EU) intervention stockpiles of skim milk powder (SMP).

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12
Oct

Rain Rain Go Away

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Yes it has been wet. Very wet. as you can see from the maps the water deficit this year is much greater than last year and greater than the historical deficit.  

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18
Sep

Q2 Regional Scorecard

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Nelson is on a hot streak and has held onto the top spot for the third quarter running. Keep your eyes peeled to see if they can make it four in a row in the Q3 report. Otago has jumped 8 places this quarter and now sits in 4th spot. Job creation was the big influencer, with retail sales also performing strongly.

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16
Aug

Farmshed Economics

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Scientists have declared butter is back, which is good news for our dairy industry. As a result of this, global demand for butter has surged. In late July Fonterra increased its 2017/18 milk price forecast to $6.75/kg noting that global demand for dairy is strengthening.

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16
May

Triple $6 Looming for Farmers

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Very rarely do NZ beef, lamb and dairy prices all hit the $6/kg mark at the same time. But, say forecasters, there is a better than fair chance that this will happen in 2017.

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13
Apr

Lambs Enjoying an Indian Summer

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Lamb prices have kicked on over March, following surprising February gains. Prices continue to widen the gap compared to this time last season. The per kg price for a 17.5kg lamb currently sits 19% higher than a year ago.

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