Mr Andrew Morgan from SFM Forest Products calls this a Market Report!
I call it a load of fluffy woolley nonsense!
A total waste of time!!
Sorry Andrew but you deserve a complete bucketing for that mess!
Never mind the total absence of any objective market data (of which SFM Forest Products would have an abundance), the overall sentiment of the article is that the forest industry is full of risks and uncertainties. Better to put your money in a poker machine!!
Does the article inspire anyone to plant a tree for the future?
The forest industry continues to treat Tasmanian farmers as idiots, and Mr Morgans “Market Report” is a classic example.
By way of comparison here are two forest industry websites in New Zealand
Monthly market reports with real numbers, and hard data!!
And this one is even better…
The New Zealand forest industry treats the farming community as essential partners in the industry, with complete and total respect. The focus of the industry in NZ is profitable tree growing. It’s a unique and successful approach.
You wont find a single forest industry website in Australia that looks anything like these.
There are dozens, hundreds of other people out there in the forest industry and the broader marketplace that could be providing regular vital market information to farmers to encourage and support them to plant trees, but all these people, without exception, refuse to do so! Such is the culture within the industry.
I’ll give you ½ mark for trying Andrew and I expect a much better attempt NEXT MONTH!