New Zealand

EU sheepmeat imports up 15% from 2014

EU sheepmeat imports up 15% from 2014

EU sheepmeat imports increased by 15% from last year in the first quarter of 2015, according to Eblex, the organisations...

June 4, 2015

Fonterra offers guaranteed milk price contracts

Fonterra offers guaranteed milk price contracts

Following its recent announcement of the 2015/16 forecast Farmgate Milk Price, applications are now open for Fonterra farmers to lock...

June 3, 2015

New Zealand dairy farmers braced for $150,000 income drop

New Zealand dairy farmers braced for $150,000 income drop

DairyNZ is ramping up its support to dairy farmers following the announcement today by Fonterra of an opening forecast Farmgate...

June 3, 2015

Global Dairy Trade down for sixth consecutive time

Global Dairy Trade down for sixth consecutive time

The Global Dairy Trade has fallen for the sixth consecutive time, down 4.3%. The latest auction comes on the back...

June 2, 2015

Fonterra revises downwards its farmgate milk price

Fonterra revises downwards its farmgate milk price

Fonterra Co-operative has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season to $4.40 per kgMS. Chairman John Wilson...

May 28, 2015

Sheepmeat exports in New Zealand and Australia see decline in first quarter

Sheepmeat exports in New Zealand and Australia see decline in first quarter

Sheepmeat exports in New Zealand and Australia have seen a decline in exports in the first quarter of 2015 which...

May 23, 2015

New plant to produce enough cheese for 300 million pizzas a year

New plant to produce enough cheese for 300 million pizzas a year

Fonterra’s newly completed mozzarella plant will create enough mozzarella cheese to top more than 300m pizzas a year, the co-operative...

May 19, 2015

Kiwi bank predicts further cuts to milk prices

Kiwi bank predicts further cuts to milk prices

New Zealand bank ASB is predicting a gloomy outlook for the dairy sector in the southern hemisphere with further cuts...

May 18, 2015

New Zealand sheep flock at its lowest level in 70 years

New Zealand sheep flock at its lowest level in 70 years

New Zealand had 29.8m sheep last year, the first time since 1943 the country’s sheep flock fell below 30m head....

May 14, 2015

Farming abroad: From car sales to milking cows in New Zealand

Farming abroad: From car sales to milking cows in New Zealand

Bill Moore from Co. Meath has gone from being a car salesman to being a 50/50 dairy farmer in New...

May 12, 2015

A Kiwi cow has sold for over €13,000 at auction

A Kiwi cow has sold for over €13,000 at auction

A dairy cow in New Zealand has sold for NZ$20,000 or €13,285. The six-year old is a friesian and its breeding...

May 6, 2015

1,500 cows to be milked with Lely Astronaut milking robots in New Zealand

1,500 cows to be milked with Lely Astronaut milking robots in New Zealand

Some 1,500 cows in New Zealand are to be milked with Lely Astronaut milking robots, Lely says. The Van Leeuwen Dairy Group...

May 1, 2015

Fonterra revises its milk forecast downwards

Fonterra revises its milk forecast downwards

Fonterra has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from NZ $4.70/kgMS (€3.20) to $4.50/kgMS (€3.00). When...

April 30, 2015

New Zealand’s dairy clean up could cost billions

New Zealand’s dairy clean up could cost billions

The cost of cleaning up after decades of dairy expansion in New Zealand could exceed the value of the country’s...

April 30, 2015

New Zealand beef production to rise this year

New Zealand beef production to rise this year

Beef production in New Zealand is expected to rise for the 2014-2015 season, Beef and Lamb New Zealand says. There is...

April 28, 2015

Forecast suggests steep fall in end of season Kiwi milk production

Forecast suggests steep fall in end of season Kiwi milk production

Latest production forecasts from New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra suggests that milk production could decline sharply towards the end of...

April 21, 2015

‘Low dairy prices would suit New Zealand farmers but not European’

‘Low dairy prices would suit New Zealand farmers but not European’

Low milk prices will benefit the New Zealand dairy industry in the long term as it will limit the size...

April 17, 2015

New Zealand PM says he won’t subsidise dairy industry

New Zealand PM says he won’t subsidise dairy industry

New Zealand Prime Minister John Keys has said that he won’t be subsidising the country’s dairy industry despite dairy markets...

April 13, 2015