Bayleys Rural news & articles

Welcome to Bayleys Rural Insight, your go-to guide for regular, informative commentary on key matters affecting those living and working in rural New Zealand.

With New Zealand’s economic fundamentals and commodity markets ever changing, we take a look at how this can impact the rural sector as well as the effect it may have on rural and lifestyle property. Every fortnight a new Rural Insight will be released focusing on the different sectors of the rural market including dairy, sheep and beef, viticulture, and horticulture. In addition, we will investigate issues relevant to those pursuing their lifestyle property dream.

In previous Rural Insight’s we have:

  • Explored the options for land investment offered by the continued growth of the New Zealand Wine Industry,

  • Taken an in-depth look at foreign land ownership in the rural sector – who is buying what and where?

  • Assessed the market fundamentals that have put kiwifruit back on the map for prospective investors and orchard owners,

  • Reviewed the last 47 year of Fieldays at Mystery Creek,

  • Highlighted the need for aging farmers to ensure adequate succession plans are in place to help them step into a well-earned, enjoyable retirement, and;

  • Taken an in-depth look at equity pathways to farm ownership.

In upcoming releases we will explore the potential Manuka Honey offers sheep and beef operators in terms of adding value to their property, as well as take a look at multiple farm ownership, urban sprawl, niche crops and herds, barn-shed farming and carbon tax.

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