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An aspirational target was set by the Red Meat Sector Strategy Report back in 2011.
Some clients recently told me that apart from their farm and their family they didn’t have any hobbies.
In the famous 1987 letter to his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha and currently the third richest person in the world, unfolded the concept of Mr. Market for us.
Two bold experiments by dairy farmers in the South Island have closed recently.
Our brains often take shortcuts when we are trying to assess a new situation.
The head of one of the world’s biggest investment organisations has spelt out the urgent need for change in the funds management industry.
I had feedback on my article last week about a talk I heard from Professor Frank Griffin.
If good health is your objective, a massive new study on the safe level of alcohol consumption published in The Lancet medical journal will make you think twice.
“Bank depositors’ funds are at risk and we are all responsible for assessing the credit-worthiness of the banks we use,” says the Reserve Bank.
I heard Professor Frank Griffin, Director of Ag@Otago, speak last night in Balclutha and I am still buzzing with the excitement he created.
Jared, my off-sider at work, tells me he only has so many heart beats and he doesn’t want to waste them.
A bank is just a business, set up like most businesses as a limited liability company, and just like any business, it can fail.
Did you catch the open letter to Kiwi farmers penned by Matt Shirtcliffe, a latte-sipping Aucklander, a while back?
Two world-wide studies on happiness have just been released.
This time I can’t help myself.
Lake Taupo, The Rakia, The Taieri, The Mataura.
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors.
What is normal in investment markets, as in life, is not what you think.
I have spent the last two years interviewing retired farmers on how their lives have gone since they moved off the farm and I am publishing the study in a booklet in the next couple of weeks.
If we're taught anything about money, we're taught that it's a math problem.
It is important to plan for the emotional aspects of retirement as well as the financial ones, says Barry LaValley, a Canadian self-help retirement Guru who recently visited our shores.
The success of the agri-food sector is dependent on individuals across the industry placing consumers at the centre of everything they do, according to the …
My, what a fascinating man … How he stares rapturously into that electronic device –
The start of the year brings a flood of forecasts, most of which turn out to be hopelessly wrong.
I am always on the lookout for food producers who have moved up the value chain and I recently discovered a brilliant example of a food producer who … “had a dream”.
As I get older my ability to absorb and break down alcohol reduces. I knew it!
Bitcoin is more than a currency and has important implications for food producers.
“With all the things we are told about the future of farming, how can I tell what is real and what is a dead end?” asked one of my clients the other day.
My clients tell me that health is their number one priority in life.
To misquote Shakespeare … It seems bitcoin is flavour of the month.