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New season $5.25/kg MS comes with a caution

Fonterra has set the opening farmgate milk price for next season at $5.25 and cut this season’s price another 10 cents to $4.40/kg milksolids (MS).

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The toughest Triton yet

Over the years Mitsubishi Triton has made a name for itself as a hard-working, solid and very dependable ute. 

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  • Farming in Focus - June 2015

    More photos from this June's Country-Wide.

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  • Woodville wintering

    Otawhao Station is one of the larger properties to come to market in the lower North Island recently, property agent John Arends of Property Brokers said. The 876ha sheep and beef farm in the Kumeroa district, east of Woodville, has been farmed by the present owners for close to 45 years. With half the farm able to take a tractor it has an enviable contour. The balance is mainly medium hill and includes a 102ha reserve protected by QEII National Trust covenants.

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  • Crash course pays off

    When Mangamaire farmers Ken and Steph Norman purchased a block of land from their neighbour in 2008 they knew absolutely nothing about deer, but that was about to change. Embarking on a crash course in deer farming, the 2015 Tararua Sheep and Beef Farmer of the Year winners discovered a zeal for deer – and a profitable addition to their existing farming operation.

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  • Brave buying

    Some strike it right. Selling out on a high then upping-sticks and buying similar or better land elsewhere for a cheaper price is a winner. An example from the early 2000s was small-holding sheep and beef farmers in Marlborough selling up to vineyard developers and buying what is now considered cheap irrigated land for finishing stock in Canterbury.

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Hunting the great outdoors…and home

Hello there one and all. I hope you all had a great couple of months and managed to get out there and play just as hard as you worked.

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Serious business and a bit of fun

Planning is the key to success for this year’s Sharemilker-Equity Farmers of the Year, Justin and Melissa Slattery. They told Anne Lee their plans include every aspect of farm management, and also ways to enjoy life.

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  • New season $5.25/kg MS comes with a caution

    Fonterra has set the opening farmgate milk price for next season at $5.25 and cut this season’s price another 10 cents to $4.40/kg milksolids (MS).

    Read more…

  • Starting from the ground up

    When he’s looking for solutions onfarm, Farm Manager of the Year James Foote looks at himself first. He told Sheryl Brown it all starts with building his own skills.

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  • Making the leap

    Dairy Trainee of the Year James Davidson is in a hurry, making the leap from 2IC to contract manager this season, and running his own stock rearing and trading business. Anne Lee talked to him about the secrets of his success.

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  • Poll - Fieldays

    Are you going to Fieldays?

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  • US butter and cheese prices firm

    The latest USDA price survey shows butter and cheese prices have firmed while prices for dry whey and nonfat dry milk have eased.

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  • No surprises for 2 Jun GDT auction

    The volumes of product that Fonterra plans to sell at the next GlobalDairyTrade auction are in line with previous forecasts.

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  • New season $5.25/kg MS comes with a caution

    Fonterra has set the opening farmgate milk price for next season at $5.25 and cut this season’s price another 10 cents to $4.40/kg milksolids (MS).

    Read more…

  • Fonterra drops forecast milk price

    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Along with its previously announced forecast dividend range of 20-30 cents per share, the change amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.60 - $4.70 that would be paid to a fully shared-up farmer.

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