Fieldays 2018

50th Fieldays – By the numbers

 [21 June/The Country] Organisers of this years’ Fieldays said over 130,000 people passed through the gates at last week’s event, exceeding the average across the past five years. More than 1,000 exhibitors were on display across 1,400 sites. The theme was around the Future of Farming. Fieldays Chief Executive, Peter Nation, said they understood that...

KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2018, We need to tell you our stories – LAUNCHES TODAY

Biosecurity incursions, environmental challenges, water quality, labour availability, trade wars and inadequate rural infrastructure all feature prominently in the ninth KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, which is released at the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek. KPMG’s Global Head of Agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot, said “the last year has not played out how industry leaders expected.  Whereas the 2017...

Record spend predicted for New Zealand National Fieldays 2018

[10 June/Stuff] Forecast milk payouts and high commodity prices meant spending could be up 10 percent on last year. Waikato University Economics Professor, Framk Scrimgeour, said Fieldays 2017 recorded peak attendance after some lean years in the dairy sector, and the economic impact was a record. He expected another large event this year. He added...