Plant protein an option for dairy?

New Zealand dairy factories could pivot to produce plant proteins alongside dairy proteins, but will need assistance from the arable sector to achieve it.

GDT slumps ahead of spring peak

Another 2.9% fall in the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index has raised fears that the big spring boost in New Zealand milk production will oversupply markets for dairy commodities.

Exporters nervous after NZ calls out China

New Zealand exporters are jittery after the Government condemned “malicious cyber activity” by Chinese state-sponsored actors given the possible trade risks.

“News reports this morning are deeply concerning,” NZ International Business Forum executive director Stephen Jacobi said.

Feedback multiplies Fonterra’s capital options

Fonterra's capital restructure consultation has drawn out many alternative proposals and feedback from farmers has already modified the company’s preferred option, introducing more farmer flexibility.

A ‘milk factory in a box’

New Zealand startup Happy Cow Milk has its sights set on global expansion.

“We are trying to build a global dairy company from New Zealand,” founder Glen Herud said.

Olam plans to build dairy plant in South Waikato

Singapore's Olam International says it is progressing plans to directly invest in its own dairy processing facility in New Zealand.

“The plant development is in the early stages, we are recruiting for our New Zealand team and a formal announcement is planned in the coming months,” Olam Food Ingredients senior vice president Naval Sabri said. 

Concern over calving season amid labour shortage

They may have had one of their highest ever milk payouts but dairy farmers are anxious about the human toll of the looming calving season, as the industry grapples with an estimated shortage of 4000 workers.