Alex Turnbull, Fonterra.

Alex Turnbull, director NZMP marketing, Fonterra, outlines the co-op’s ongoing commitment to adding value to New Zealand’s economy and the global dairy industry.

Canterbury/North Otago Dairy Manager of the Year Matt Redmond.

Runners-up for the Canterbury/North Otago Sharemilker of the Year title are Shaun and Andrea Wise, who contract milk 590 cows for Dairy Holdings on a 134ha Rangitata Island property.

 
Fonterra’s emergency response team on the West Coast two weeks ago.

The West Coast may be Westland Milk Products territory but that hasn’t prevented Fonterra from stepping in to help with the cleanup following the torrential rain and flooding of late March.

 
David and Brian Yates.

A small organic farm in South Auckland has become the first NZ recipient of DeLavals’ new robotic milking system, the VMSTM V300.

Damien O'Connor.

Proposed law changes to further improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme were unveiled last week by Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor.

 
DairyNZ director Ben Allomes.

DairyNZ director Ben Allomes is advocating a paradigm shift in the way the primary sector markets and presents itself as a career.

John Roche.

There is a mish-mash of information available on climate change, some of which originates from people who are not qualified to speak on the subject, says Ministry of Primary Industries’ chief science advisor, John Roche.

John Roche.

The argument over whether New Zealand has too many cows is a regional issue, not a national issue, according to Ministry of Primary Industries’ chief science advisor, John Roche.

Andrew Hoggard.

The dumping of capital gains tax initiatives is yet another issue going right for the farming community – and farmers should cheer up, says Federated Farmers economics spokesperson and national vice-president Andrew Hoggard.

Growth has been debated at the Fonterra board table and the directors’ view now is that the co-op will not see the huge growth of the past, says director Brent Goldsack.

National has five ‘bottom lines’ for the Zero Carbon Bill likely to come before Parliament in the next month or two, says primary industries spokesman Nathan Guy.

A clever offering from drone supplier DJI Ferntech will interest livestock farmers.

Dairy farmers can be “cautiously optimistic” that current forecasts will hold, but it will depend on the global economy, says ANZ agriculture economist Susan Kilsby.

 

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