Winter grazing consent trialed

A Manawatu dairy farmer who took part in a recent trial of intensive winter grazing application processes is encouraging farmers to work with regional councils as much as possible to find workable solutions to comply with the new regulations.

Dairy off to a strong start

The sustained lift in global dairy prices of 16% over the past four months has raised the possibility of a farm gate milk price for the season in the mid-$7/kg range.

a2 Milk, Synlait cut forecasts

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) lost 15% of its share price over the holiday period when it revised forecasts for the 2021 financial year because of continuing doubts around the daigou trade in infant formula.

Pressure on Canada over dairy quotas

A parting shot from Donald Trump at Canada’s failure to live up to its commitment to open up its dairy markets is being welcomed by exporters here who have similar gripes with the Canadians.

Dairy prices start 2021 with a bang

A hefty rise in global dairy prices will see the Kiwi dollar push higher as demand for New Zealand’s main export commodity remains strong.

a2 Milk to pump $120m into Mataura Valley

A2 Milk has agreed to the terms to snap up a large portion of Mataura Valley Milk (MVM) and plans to invest about $120 million in the facility during the next two-to-three years.

Ministers mull winter grazing options

Proposed changes to the Government’s intensive winter crop grazing regulations shifts the focus to protecting critical source areas rather than managing the impact of grazing.

Fonterra Australia leaks milk

Fonterra Australia’s milk market share has fallen over the past decade from 20% to about 16% of the domestic industry and the company says that is strategic and not alarming.

A place to belong

Covid-19 spelt the end of an OE for one young woman who returned to New Zealand only to be rejected for dozens of jobs before finding her place in dairy farming.

Data is the new oil

In the fast moving world of technology, changes and advancement are continually happening in the agritech space, which is helping farmers in ways their ancestors couldn’t have imagined.