Chinese investment is low

New Zealand China Council executive director Stephen Jacobi says there is a great deal of misconception about China’s investor role in New Zealand.

M bovis farm test times cut

On-farm sampling for Mycoplasma bovis is about to become a lot less stressful for farmers.

Dairy prices firm for now

Dairy prices stayed on their firm but featureless path in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction, giving farmers confidence milk price forecasts are credible.

Dairy farm costs nudge $6/kg

Break-even for dairy farmers has risen 8c to $5.95/kg milksolids produced in the 2018-19 season just finished, DairyNZ senior economist Matthew Newman estimates.

It is a much smaller rise than the 70c in the 2017-18 season.

Protein punches Fonterra profits

Proteins in milk have become the basis for dedicated, offshore focus teams, New Zealand Milk Products chief operating officer Kelvin Wickham says.

Two team leaders were in Auckland last week for reporting and budgeting talks and a media briefing.

A2 ends boom year with $464m cash

Australia continues as the cash driver for A2 Milk Co even while it labels China and the United States as the most important regions.