Big clue on milk prices

We've now got the biggest clue yet to how the season might pan out for farmgate returns and there’s cause for corners of the mouth to lift a little though it’s still too early for a full-blooded grin.

Miserly forecasts no way forward for NZ

Federated Farmers of NZ president Andrew Hoggard, takes a look at the government’s vision for primary industries and growth over the next 10 years.

From Koru to cows

Nikayla Knight’s career path has gone from the glamour of serving lattes in an airport lounge to milking cows on a Mid Canterbury dairy farm and she is stoked.

Parliament passes updated DIRA Bill

The Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill has been passed in Parliament, updating legislation passed almost 20 years ago that allowed the creation of Fonterra.

Powder holds improved price level

Whole milk powder prices held firm in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction after a 13% surge in the previous, early July auction.

Waiting for a wave

Dairy traders around the Pacific are watching the economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic to see how second wave shutdowns might affect supply and demand and commodity prices.

M bovis eradication on track

The number of properties infected with Mycoplasma bovis has dropped to an all-time low, triggering a wave of confidence that the plan to eradicate the cattle disease from New Zealand is on-track.