New Zealand

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

Kiwi milk production slumped 6% in February

Kiwi milk production slumped 6% in February

Milk production in New Zealand has fallen 6% in February, compared to the previous month, according to DairyCo. It says...

April 8, 2015

See pictures of a massive 2,900 acre New Zealand farm that’s for sale

See pictures of a massive 2,900 acre New Zealand farm that’s for sale

A massive dairy farm in New Zealand is on the market for €27m, but it may be sold in five...

March 19, 2015

Kiwi rugby club secure its own dairy farm

Kiwi rugby club secure its own dairy farm

Coastal Rugby and Sports Club, a New Zealand rugby club, has bought its own dairy farm. It has been reported...

March 1, 2015

Reduced milk production in New Zealand may help support global price

Reduced milk production in New Zealand may help support global price

New Zealand has experienced a recent, rapid slowdown in milk production according to industry commentators, Dairyco reports. This could help...

February 25, 2015

Drought declared on New Zealand’s South Island

Drought declared on New Zealand’s South Island

Drought conditions have been officially declared on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...

February 12, 2015

Drought in New Zealand sees farms use 10,000L of water daily

Drought in New Zealand sees farms use 10,000L of water daily

South Island New Zealand dairy farmers are coming under extreme pressures in recent months due to a prolonged period of...

February 4, 2015

Kiwi farmers want rain as Indian summer continues

Kiwi farmers want rain as Indian summer continues

Soils are drying out fast around New Zealand according to dairy industry body DairyNZ. The majority of New Zealand’s North Island...

January 21, 2015

Kiwi farmers milk production up 3% in December

Kiwi farmers milk production up 3% in December

Fonterra’s New Zealand milk collection in December was up 3% on December 2013 according to latest figures from the global...

January 9, 2015

Could dry weather slow New Zealand farmers milk production?

Could dry weather slow New Zealand farmers milk production?

The ongoing dry weather conditions in New Zealand have led to water usage restrictions being imposed on some dairy farmers...

December 17, 2014

New sharemilkers set to be hit hardest by Fonterra milk price cut

New sharemilkers set to be hit hardest by Fonterra milk price cut

This weeks cut in Fonterra’s milk price payout was to be expected, but it is further bad news, especially for...

December 11, 2014

Fonterra revises its 2014/’15 forecast milk price down $NZ 60c/kg

Fonterra revises its 2014/’15 forecast milk price down $NZ 60c/kg

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2014/’15 season from $5.30/kg MS to $4.70/kg MS (€37c/kg) When...

December 10, 2014

All eyes on Fonterra’s milk price review

All eyes on Fonterra’s milk price review

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is set to review its farmgate milk price forecast tomorrow (Tuesday), amid poor market sentiment...

December 8, 2014

Milking starts on world’s largest robotic dairy farm

Milking starts on world’s largest robotic dairy farm

The world’s largest robotic dairy installation under one roof is now in operation on a South Canterbury dairy farm in...

December 4, 2014

‘Price volatility is a real fear for new dairy entrants’

‘Price volatility is a real fear for new dairy entrants’

Price volatility is a real fear for new entrants and different pricing options is something that appeals to farmer suppliers,...

November 19, 2014

EU accounts for 50% of value of Kiwi lamb exports

EU accounts for 50% of value of Kiwi lamb exports

The EU accounted for 48% of New Zealand lamb returns in the 2013-14 season, according to Andrew Burtt, Chief Economist...

October 21, 2014

New Zealand milk collection up 4.5% as peak nears

New Zealand milk collection up 4.5% as peak nears

Milk collection across New Zealand to September 30 reached 322 million kgMS, 4.5% higher than the same period last year...

October 15, 2014

Kiwi farmers say the once promising 2015 milk season now looks only breakeven

Kiwi farmers say the once promising 2015 milk season now looks only breakeven

The 2014/15 season, which offered so much for New Zealand dairy farmers, has turned into a break even one for...

September 25, 2014