NZX November update on cost indices

Earlier this year, as inflation began to bite, Federated Farmers and Rural Contractors NZ engaged NZX to devise new cost indices tool to support new forage contracts between farmers and contractors. NZX Dairy Analyst Alex Winning has built the index as a tool for both...

Skilled imports a key to farm production

Column for  Southern Rural Life July 2020 By David Kean, President, Rural Contractors NZ Right now, the rural contracting industry needs around 700 skilled machinery operators for the coming season to support New Zealand farmers. That’s been shown by a survey we did...

Rural contractors ‘essential’ work continues

Rural Contractors NZ has postponed its annual June conference and cancelled 7 Agrichemical workshops planned for May but welcomes confirmation that agricultural contracting is regarded as an essential service through the COVID-19 shutdown. RCNZ president David Kean...