New Zealand

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

Sheep meat imports into the EU down

Sheep meat imports into the EU down

Imports of sheep meat into the European Union as a whole were down 2% on the year in the first...

September 22, 2014

Strong demand for New Zealand beef into 2015

Strong demand for New Zealand beef into 2015

Strong demand for New Zealand beef from both the US and China is likely to continue into 2015. Following a...

September 18, 2014

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Hundreds of cows die after eating swedes in New Zealand

Farmers in New Zealand are being advised to keep a close watch on cows that have been grazing or are...

September 17, 2014

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

Kiwi tankers collecting milk every 9 seconds

The start of spring this week in New Zealand marks the start of the peak milk season which will see, at its...

September 9, 2014

Fonterra to invest $555m increasing processing capacity

Fonterra to invest $555m increasing processing capacity

Fonterra’s Board has given the green light to spend NZ$555m on increasing its processing capacity to help meet global demand...

August 27, 2014

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

New Zealand dairy farmers facing life without inductions in 2015

Forced birth (inductions) has been used as a tool to address calving pattern issues on New Zealand dairy farms for...

August 19, 2014

New Zealand finance minister says ‘corporate farming’ won’t survive

New Zealand finance minister says ‘corporate farming’ won’t survive

New Zealand’s Minister of Finance Bill English has cast doubts over the long-term viability of corporate farming in New Zealand....

August 14, 2014

Chinese company buys 34,000 acre farm in New Zealand, complete with 3 airstrips

Chinese company buys 34,000 acre farm in New Zealand, complete with 3 airstrips

Reports from New Zealand this morning are saying that a Chinese company, Shanghai Pengxin, through a New Zealand subsidiary has...

August 1, 2014