Good start for year

The year has started with positive news with increases in Global Dairy Trade returns and the introduction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership.

Dairy cows down again

The number of dairy cattle has dipped for the second year while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, Stats NZ says.

Plantain research a game-changer for farmers

Game-changing new research into how plantain crops can reduce nitrogen loss from dairy farms will put upper Manawatu farmers at the forefront of dairy science.

Wilson’s leadership changed Fonterra

Fonterra's former chairman and longest-serving director John Wilson constitutionally changed the course of the big dairy co-operative during six eventful years on the bridge.

Kiwi milk collection up, Aussie take falls

Fonterra's milk collection was up 5% in December compared with the same month a year earlier and its season-to-date collection at the end of the month was 4% over the previous comparable seven-month period.

Dairy champion dies too soon

Fonterra's former chairman and longest-serving director John Wilson died on Monday from an undisclosed illness that forced him to stand down last July.

Synlait cuts farmgate milk price

Synlait Milk has reduced its forecast milk price and says this level is still dependent on commodity prices continuing to recover.