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Farmers need to be bank ready

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 9:43 am | Crowe Horwath

With the dairy pay out remaining stubbornly low and equity positions becoming more precarious many farmers are seeing more of their bank manager, according to Crowe Horwath’s Head of Corporate Agribusiness, Hayden Dillon. Dillon is quick to point ... More >>

Agribusiness needs to budget for volatility

Friday, 15 July 2016, 11:01 am | Crowe Horwath

While volatility in business is to be expected, many of New Zealand’s primary producers have experienced a bumpy ride in recent years. Increased volatility driven by to swings in international commodity prices and the value of the NZ dollar is ... More >>

Strong 2016 vintage confirms positive outlook for NZ wine

Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 10:43 am | Crowe Horwath

As demand for New Zealand wine continues to grow in the key markets of the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia, the industry is rising to the challenge. That’s according to Alistair King, Crowe Horwath’s viticulture specialist, who says the ... More >>

Farmers can optimise tax through preferential valuation

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:35 am | Crowe Horwath

With this years continued convergence of values between the Herd Scheme Value and National Standard Cost for dairy cattle, professional services firm Crowe Horwath says farmers are presented with an opportunity to review their livestock valuation ... More >>

‘’ app targets better farm health and safety

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:42 am | Crowe Horwath

‘’ app targets better farm health and safety without the hassle With the launch of a new app specifically tailored for New Zealand’s farms, professional services firm Crowe Horwath is making it easier and more convenient to institute ... More >>

dvisory boards can offer guidance for farmers

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 1:46 pm | Crowe Horwath

As the agricultural sector grapples with high levels of dairy debt and increased volatility, Crowe Horwath’s Head of Agribusiness, Neil McAra, says farmers need to look at getting sound governance support. McAra is a strong advocate for advisory ... More >>

New online financial problem-solving platform for farmers

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:39 pm | Crowe Horwath

Earlier this month accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath announced the launch of the online platform, ASK Crowe Horwath. More >>

New laws shouldn’t limit duck shooters enjoyment this season

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 4:02 pm | Crowe Horwath

Agribusiness Health and Safety Specialist Melissa Vining, wants to assure duck shooting enthusiasts and farmers that the new health and safety legislation should not curtail their enjoyment this opening weekend of the season. “Farmers can rest assured that ... More >>

Farmers may be paying too much ACC

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:58 am | Crowe Horwath

Farmers may be paying too much ACC The work of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) is essential in maintaining social security in New Zealand, with the contributions of all employers and employees ensuring prevention, care and recovery from injuries. ... More >>

Commodity Prices Remain Greatest Concern for NZ Agribusiness

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:46 pm | Crowe Horwath

A recent survey conducted by business advisory firm Crowe Horwath during the Southern Field Days asked farmers, rural professionals and others heavily involved in New Zealand agribusiness for their views on the industry’s key influences. Technology, ... More >>

Retiring Farmers Urged to Consider Options Before Selling

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 11:46 am | Crowe Horwath

With succession front of mind for New Zealand agriculture, a North Island sheep and beef farmer turned agribusiness advisor is encouraging farm owners to explore all of the options before settling on a succession plan. Sean Bennett, a veteran of 20 ... More >>

China still burns brightly for NZ agribusiness

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 11:48 am | Crowe Horwath

“China is far from finished as a key driver of growth for the New Zealand agribusiness sector,” says Hayden Dillon, Head of Corporate Agribusiness for Crowe Horwath. Despite recent negative market commentary coming out of China, Dillon, who recently ... More >>

Dairy Graziers proactivity will stave off cost

Monday, 7 September 2015, 1:52 pm | Crowe Horwath

As the fallout from the steep decline in global diary prices spreads, Crowe Horwath agribusiness specialist Haylee Preston is advising dairy graziers to be proactive to avoid being out-of-pocket this coming season. More >>

Farmers not off the hook on health and safety

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 4:31 pm | Crowe Horwath

It’s a complete fallacy that the farming community doesn’t have to worry about health and safety as a result of proposed changes to the Health and Safety Reform Bill, according to an expert in the field. More >>

Dairy sector needs to work together to manage downturn

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 2:39 pm | Crowe Horwath

National accounting and business advisory firm Crowe Horwath is calling on all stakeholders in the dairy industry to work together to help the sector get through the current difficult period of lower milk solid prices. More >>

Paying your Children to work on the farm

Monday, 3 August 2015, 11:02 am | Crowe Horwath

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids. More >>

Lessons farmers can use to bank more effectively

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 2:41 pm | Crowe Horwath

There are good lessons to be drawn on from the global financial crisis (GFC) for dairy farmers in managing volatility and getting the most from their banking relationship, says Hayden Dillon, Head of Corporate Agribusiness and Capital Advisory for Crowe ... More >>

Scanning and tracking stock is key for Gypsy Day moves

Friday, 29 May 2015, 1:23 pm | Crowe Horwath

The key risk for farmers during this year’s June 1st Gypsy Day is ensuring that stock are accurately identified and tracked, says Michael Lee, Principal with Crowe Horwath in Invercargill. More >>

Opportunities for farmers in lower livestock values

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:31 am | Crowe Horwath

The release of the National Average Market Values (NAMV) for livestock this week presents an opportunity for dairy farmers to reassess the valuation method they are using for their livestock. More >>

Responsibilities during duck shooting season

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 3:32 pm | Crowe Horwath

Duck shooting season starts this Saturday 2nd May, so now is a good time to review the basic health and safety guidelines of hunting, particularly those regarding fire arms. More >>



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