Ben Allomes with staff Charlotte Oram tending to calves on the farm.

The dairy industry must look forward continually to assess itself as fit for purpose – or not. So says retiring DairyNZ director Ben Allomes.

 
Miles Hurrell.

Farmgate milk price forecasts remain unchanged despite Fonterra’s decision to not pay a dividend for the 2018-19 season, says chief executive Miles Hurrell.

Andrew Hoggard.

As well as laying out its new strategy, Fonterra should make clearer how it got into this trouble, says Federated Farmers national vice-president and dairy farmer Andrew Hoggard.

Unwavering focus on supporting farmers and the evolution of farming led to Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ 4% jump in pre-tax profit to $72.5 million, the cooperative says.

Dairy prices fell overnight in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, reversing the lift in the previous event.

French global food company Danone says it will spend NZ$40 million on its Nutricia spray drying plant at Balclutha to achieve net carbon neutrality there by 2021.

While New Zealand dairy may be a big chunk of this country’s inventory of greenhouse gas emissions (about 25%) it is relatively small as a component of total global emissions, says Fonterra chief scientist Jeremy Hill.

 

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