Dira disappointment

Fonterra Shareholders’ councillor John Stevenson says the outcomes of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act have missed the mark.

Sad day looms for Coasters

The past five years as a Westland Dairy milk supplier have left Jon Sullivan $3 million out of pocket because the co-operative has dragged the milk-price chain.

Personal goals measure success

Farming access today is much broader than the traditional measures of farm ownership or sharemilking contracts, farmers at the annual South Island Dairy Event in Invercargill were told.

Iwi milk plant delivers value

The skyline of the small Bay of Plenty town Kawerau has been dominated for the past 40 years by the big Tasman paper mill but now has another profile in the form of the new Waiu Dairy plant.

LIC to join NZX main board

Herd improvement and agritech co-operative LIC will move from the alternative board to the main board of the NZX (NZSX) next month.

This comes as the NZX announced it will move to a single equities board from July 1 and close the NZAX and NXT.

Barn boosts milk take

Farming on a waterfront comes with flood risks and for Tony and Fran Allcock.

One or two floods each year is the norm.

Old meets new

A Taranaki couple are investing in their future. Ross Nolly reports.

A tractor for every day of the week

Manawatu farmer Reuben Sterling would much rather be behind the wheel of a tractor than at the shed milking.

His preference for tractors goes back to when he was growing up on the family farm at Rangiotu. He would often head out with his dad Rob and sit next to him while he mowed paddocks and did other jobs.

Farmers find solutions

Motorbikes and kites inspired Greg Lovett to invent the iWing – a kind of spoiler for a pivot irrigator that could save him more than half a million dollars in the next windstorm.

Strong plea to Westland farmers

Westland dairy farmers have been urged to very carefully consider the costs as well as the benefits of selling the co-operative.