Co-operation at a strategic level

There could be downstream as well as upstream benefits to Fonterra’s $615 million deal with Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate, starting at the onfarm level in that country.

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  • Challenge boosts protection of biological heritage

    The Government has announced a $25.8 million funding boost for biodiversity and biosecurity.

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  • No excuse now

    The right kit, the right market conditions, and high-quality supply mean there will be no excuses for Fonterra’s executive not to deliver higher dividends and milk prices to its shareholders.

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  • Council approves dam funds

    Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has approved an advance of $3.1 million to the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) to cover the period until financial close on the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme.

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  • A2 poised for US start

    The strong NZ dollar has cut into reported profits but A2 Milk Company remains confident it can fund development of three new markets from its existing cash and cashflows.

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Pulpit - The wool story, a good yarn

Despite some differing views, a significant amount of the previous investments made by New Zealand woolgrowers have put wool in a position to launch a new era of demand exceeding supply.

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Wellsford sales August 25, 26

With plenty of sunshine and an All Black win, buyers of store cattle were in good spirits at Wellsford on Monday, helping the market achieve good values, Grant Pallister of PGG Wrightson reported.

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  • Manfeild Park calf sale August 28

    220 good quality calves were offered at Manfield Park on Thursday, with prices remaining steady and generally on a par with Monday’s sale.

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  • Feilding sale August 29

    Lack of fresh grass is becoming an issue around Manawatu and most are calling for a shower of rain. This was felt in the pens of ewes with lambs at foot at Feilding on Friday, as they eased back from recent levels.

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  • Matawhero sale August 29

    Values for prime lambs and ewes warmed up at Matawhero on Friday, as did well conditioned male lamb prices, but the weather did not. Only 832 sheep were offered indicating the region is getting to the end of the lamb selling season.

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  • Kiwi slips on US optimism

    The New Zealand dollar slipped as the United States dollar edged up following better-than-expected US economic data which lifted optimism about a recovery in the world's largest economy.

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PWC to take 5% buy-in to WEL

Primary Wool Co-operative (PWC) is to take a 5% shareholding in Wool Equities Ltd (WEL) in a move which they believe could be a start of consolidation of the industry.

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  • No excuse now

    The right kit, the right market conditions, and high-quality supply mean there will be no excuses for Fonterra’s executive not to deliver higher dividends and milk prices to its shareholders.

    Read more…

  • A2 poised for US start

    The strong NZ dollar has cut into reported profits but A2 Milk Company remains confident it can fund development of three new markets from its existing cash and cashflows.

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  • Westland price raises questions

    Westland Milk Products has revised its payout prediction for the 2014-15 season to $5.40-$5.80 per kilogram of milksolids before retentions.

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  • Warning: Cashflow pinch will come in autumn

    Fonterra’s Shareholders’ Council has warned its 10,500 farmers face major cuts in monthly milk incomes next autumn, based on a projection of the $6/kg milksolids (MS)forecast.

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Farm given for nation’s future

Benefactors Jim and Diana Howard and their family have left a legacy for the future of sheep and beef farming and the economy with the establishment of their historic Westoe property as a training and demonstration farm.

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Milk cheque to fill cancer fund

A small snip off the monthly milk cheque may help New Zealand scientists advance breast cancer research faster and further in coming years.

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Poll - Beingmate deal

Fonterra’s deal with Beingmate is:

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Farmers ready for storm

Farmers in the lower South Island were experiencing the wettest ground conditions in a long time as wild weather coincided with the start of calving.

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Bilodeau bows out

Ballance’s departing chief executive chuckles at the frustration the “extra L” in his company’s brand name causes journalists’ spell-checking efforts, but is proud about what the brand has become under his 14-year tenure.

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  • Farmers ready for storm

    Farmers in the lower South Island were experiencing the wettest ground conditions in a long time as wild weather coincided with the start of calving.

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  • Glenham Monsters win the 2014 TeenAg race-off

    The 2014 winners of the 2014 TeenAg contest named themselves The Glenham Monsters but in reality were two really practical farm boys from a small college in Central Southland.

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  • Video: Arable farmer fantasy

    Not so long ago the thought of a machine that maps soil texture and organic matter while carrying out instant soil pH tests was the stuff of arable farmer fantasy.

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  • Video: How to survive calving

    DairyNZ says it has had a phenomenal response from farm owners and workers to its calving preparation workshops around the country.

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