Food waste cuts may bite farmers

So, things are bouncing around a bit on the money-go-round.

The Global Dairy Trade index had a bit of a recovery last month, putting milk powder prices back above $3000 a tonne and predictions for Fonterra’s seasonal milk price are doing a ping pong either side of $7.

Waste not, want not

On the day the country went plastic bag free Fonterra pledged to have to all its packaging re-usable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Don’t kill the cash cow

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle is calling on the Government to revise its 2050 methane reduction target in the Zero Carbon Bill to one that does not put New Zealand’s world-leading dairy sector at risk.

Fonterra to fill structure gaps

Fonterra has to fundamentally change for the co-operative to pass to the next generation, chairman John Monaghan says.

Plan threatens lowland farms

A Canterbury farmer is quitting a top land and water post, fearing lowland agriculture is being regulated out of existence.

Small gains mount up

Taking small but simple steps on farms can help cut greenhouse gas emissions without biting too deeply into the bottom line, Tirau farmer Adrian Ball says.

Fonterra builds A2 milk supply in Waikato

Fonterra has recruited 60 Waikato farms that produce A2 milk for differentiated dairy ingredients at its Hautapu plant, Farm Source director Richard Allen says.

Levies are killing farming

Levies are killing farming as changes to the Biosecurity Act and Nait set to be another nail in the coffin, Federated Farmers dairy chairman Chris Lewis says.

A2 milk evidence is persuasive

The dairy industry should be moving towards A2 beta-casein protein cows across the national herd, former child health researcher Professor Bob Elliott says.

“Why go on making A1 milk when A2 dairy products are going to be so dominant,” he said.