Supply chain mayhem!

Dairy

Global dairy commodity prices presented a mixed bag in April 2022, as weaker demand has begun to appear.

ANZCO Foods chief executive Peter Conley.

Meat processor and exporter ANZCO Foods has joined other NZ agri-sector businesses and reported a record net profit of $75m for the 2021 year.

Danny Donaghy

Dr Danny Donaghy is professor of dairy systems at Massey University and a specialist in pasture agronomy and physiology.

Fresh fruit and vegetables currently make up 46% of KiwiHarvest’s total rescued-food volume.

New Zealand generated 571,000 tonnes of food waste annually - including residential and commercial food waste.

Demand remains strong

Dairy

Farmgate milk prices have followed commodity prices higher worldwide, with some potential upside in some regions.

Overall farm inputs rose 7% in 2021 - led by fuel, which leapt 44% and fertiliser which rose 29%.

The three f's - namely fuel, fertiliser and feed prices - led the pack in double digit on-farm cost increases over the last year.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and AGMARDT are encouraging people to enter employers in the Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.

A programme to lift the productivity of Māori-owned land around the northern Hawke's Bay town of Wairoa has been given an additional $440,000 by the Government.

Dairy

The milk supply situation in several key export regions continues to deteriorate.

It all started when a small group of soil scientists and farmers considered the potential of humates to improve the quality of soil and the possible flow-on effects on pasture growth.

Central Districts Field Days organisers left it as late as possible before making the tough decision to cancel its 2022 event.

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