Increased interest in dairy goat farming has in turn increased demand for new milking technology.

Dairy goat milk processors, looking to increase their supplier numbers, are helping to drive interest among farmers in New Zealand’s growing goat milk industry.

Swap Stockfoods has opened a new site in Christchurch.

Swap Stockfoods has operated in the South Island for a while now but has opened a new site in Christchurch that will give more stockfood options to farmers in Canterbury, the West Coast and further north. 

 
Richard Wyeth, Westland Milk Products' new chief executive-elect says he is looking forward to running the company.

The chief executive-elect of Yili-owned Westland Milk Products Richard Wyeth says he’s looking forward to the challenge of running the company.

 
Dairy processors say direct market access gains from RCEP will be "modest".

While the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement last week is being hailed as a positive move, the reality is that its benefit to the dairy sector is limited.

As countries gradually get on top of Covid and the global economy rebounds in the coming years, dairy demand will firm up, says Nathan Penny, Westpac.

Demand for dairy will firm over the next two years as  the global economy rebounds from Covid, says Westpac senior agri economist Nathan Penny.

Some parts of the West Coast can get up to three metres of rain per year.

The government's new freshwater regulations are creating a few headaches for West Coast dairy farmers, according to DairyNZ South Island head Tony Finch.

MPI's Mycoplasma Bovis Programme Director is assuring farmers that the increase in the number of cases is expected for this time of year.

Stuart Anderson, Ministry for Primary Industries Mycoplasma Bovis Programme Director, is assuring farmers that a recent increase in confirmed infected farms is only to be expected at this time of year.

Mid-Canterbury farmer Duncan Barr recounts his M. bovis nightmare.

The mental anguish of dealing with bureaucracy is the hard part of managing a Mycoplasma bovis infection, says Mid-Canterbury farmer and self-appointed advocate for the victims, Duncan Barr.

Federated Farmers dairy vice chairman Richard McIntyre says the associate director scheme run by DairyNZ is awesome and he would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

Dairy prices dipped last week after three consecutive rises but economist Nathan Penny, Westpac, says the dip is likely to be temporary.

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says work will continue this year on the co-operative’s business reset.

Outgoing Fonterra chairman John Monaghan says he will keep a watchful but silent eye on Fonterra from the back paddocks.

Auckland lawyer and new Fonterra director Cathy Quinn is looking forward to making a positive contribution around Fonterra’s board table.

A long-running legal battle between milk processor Synlait and New Zealand Industrial Park Limited over historic land covenants on a Pokeno processing site is over.

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