It’s been another good year with prices for lamb, beef, dairy and venison all positive.
However, while Rabobank's animal proteins analyst (APA) said it might be rosy, it may not be here to stay.
Blake Holgate took on the APA role in 2017, focusing on animal protein and the challenges facing the sector with alternative proteins rising in demand.
He spoke to Rural Exchange about where farmers should be putting this improved cash flow, and how farmers can maintain sustained profitability with challenging global issues ahead.
Mr Holgate also discusses how he views the threat to New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Watch the full interview with Blake Holgate above.
Watch the full presentation from Blake Holgate at the 2018 Deer Industry Conference here.