Dairy disruptors on the horizon

La Nina's drying effects in the southern hemisphere and the end of Foodbox buying in the United States loom as disruptive events for global dairy supply and demand.

Farm GHG reports flow

Fonterra suppliers are getting their first profiles of farm and cow greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the same way they have been receiving annual assessments of nitrogen (N) surpluses.

Dairy prices rise as NZ milk builds

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction results have indicated relatively firm continued demand for dairy products despite the impact of covid-19 on markets and economies, analysts say.

Farmer to run marathon in gumboots

Ironically, Harrie Chander’s footwear of choice to wear while running the Queenstown marathon next month is the 4X4 Marathon.

Anchor introduces low-carbon packaging

Fonterra Brands has launched a plant-based alternative bottle for its standard Anchor Blue Top Milk in the North Island, but consumers will have to pay a little more for the sustainable packaging.

Fonterra cuts losses on China farms

Fonterra has found local buyers for seven dairy farms in China, allowing it to recover a little more than half its total expenditure over more than a decade.

Dairy prices up as WMP, butter lift

Dairy commodity prices rose 2.2% at last night’s Global Dairy Trade auction with the key whole milk powder price gaining 1.7%

Kidding around on-farm

An Auckland farmer has made the transition from milking cows to goats and has now established the largest goat farm in New Zealand. Gerald Piddock reports.