‘It can only get better’

Nothing too flash or expansive for farmers came out of Fonterra’s half-yearly report, dairy farmer Chris Ford says.

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  • A2 heads for US

    A2 Milk Co, the milk marketing company, will launch into the United States from mid-April, with a range of half-gallon fresh milk cartons in supermarkets and natural products grocers in California.

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  • Changes to fruit fly restrictions

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced changes to the movement controls for fruit and vegetables in the Queensland fruit fly Controlled Area.

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  • HortNZ chief executive resigns

    Peter Silcock has resigned as chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand.

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  • New dairy goat facility opens

    Increasing the supply of dairy goat milk produced in New Zealand has taken another step forward with the opening of AgResearch’s new dairy goat research facility at Ruakura, Waikato.

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Pulpit – Industry still in farmers’ hands

It has been an absolute luxury to listen, watch and consume the debate across a wide range of media over the past week following the release of the Meat Industry Excellence Pathways to Long-Term Sustainability document, particularly as I can do so from the thinking fields of my own farm but with the institutional knowledge I have from working in the industry for 34 years. 

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Kiwi slumps as GDT prices fall

The New Zealand dollar fell after dairy product prices dropped 8.8% in the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction, on concern weaker prices for the country’s largest commodity export could dent future economic growth.

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Log prices up as Chinese inventories fall

New Zealand export log prices rose to a nine-month high in January as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand and local returns were bolstered by a decline in the kiwi dollar and lower shipping costs.

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  • A2 heads for US

    A2 Milk Co, the milk marketing company, will launch into the United States from mid-April, with a range of half-gallon fresh milk cartons in supermarkets and natural products grocers in California.

    Read more…

  • Changes to fruit fly restrictions

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced changes to the movement controls for fruit and vegetables in the Queensland fruit fly Controlled Area.

    Read more…

  • HortNZ chief executive resigns

    Peter Silcock has resigned as chief executive of Horticulture New Zealand.

    Read more…

  • New dairy goat facility opens

    Increasing the supply of dairy goat milk produced in New Zealand has taken another step forward with the opening of AgResearch’s new dairy goat research facility at Ruakura, Waikato.

    Read more…

Herd of art?

Photographer Sarah Brook was in Morrinsville recently for the launch of the Herd of Cows initiative. 

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New planning guide for dairy conversions

Farmers contemplating a land-use conversion to dairying can get a new online environmental “how-to” planning guide to help ensure any new farm meets the industry’s standards.

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Poll - 2015-16 Fonterra payout

What do you think Fonterra’s 2015-16 payout will be?

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Caution not panic in kill plans

Farmers are taking a cautious line on stock for processing during an increasingly dry summer, booking them for two to three weeks ahead.

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Champ takes another record

Sixteen times world champion shearer David Fagan showed a vocal and supportive Cheltenham speed shear crowd he can shear a single sheep in 20.4 seconds recently to win the event.

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