Have your say on water

DairyNZ is working flat tack on assessing the Government’s proposed Essential Freshwater Package.

New hopes amid ugly numbers

Fonterra's 2019 financial year results were a contrast between big, ugly numbers and attractive plans and predictions in its new corporate strategy.

Fonterra retreats

Nestle is going the whole hog in embracing the idea the best way to sell stuff is to get close to its consumers.

Devil is in the detail

The Labour Government is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the agriculture industry but industry groups do not have their blinkers on, Federated Farmers South Island regional policy manager Kim Reilly says.

Fonterra reset pleases farmers

On September 2, before Fonterra’s annual meeting, we asked some farmers for their views on the co-operative’s direction and future. Now that’s over and it’s new strategy is out we went back and asked them for their views now.

Another farmer seeks Fonterra seat

Northern dairy farmer Victor Rutherford has used the self-nomination option for the Fonterra board election, bringing the field to five this year.

Dairy markets mark time

Prices on the Global Dairy Trade platform are marking time till the spring peak for milk production and international buyers can get a handle on whole milk powder availability.

Tatua ahead of the rest

Tatua has put daylight between itself and other dairy exporters by declaring earnings of $9.66/kg milksolids, from which it will retain $1.16 and pay its 107 supply farms a milk price of $8.50 for last season.

Farmers see authentic strategy

Fonterra's farmers have decried the bad results of 2019 while approving the transparency and logic of the strategy reset, co-operative affairs managing director Mike Cronin says.

Analysts sceptical of Fonterra

Fonterra is on a long and challenging journey to redemption, long-time sceptical equities analyst Arie Dekker, of Jarden, said after the latest results were announced and explained.