Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:26

Focus on profit paying dividends

Written by 
Chief executive Tim Mackle. Chief executive Tim Mackle.

DairyNZ says its focus on farm profit last year is paying dividends.

Chief executive Tim Mackle says over 2000 regional discussions groups with case study farms were held during 2014-15.

He says the exercise achieved an average gain of $90,000 after implementing action plans; an increase of 50% over the previous year.

This year DairyNZ will spend $17 million on farm profit activities, 2% more than last year.

Mackle says the activities include field days to help farmers weather the low milk payouts.

Other top spends this year will be R&D ($18m), biosecurity and product integrity ($17m), environmental stewardship ($13m) and people ($8m).

More like this

Sustainability stars pick up awards

Ten kiwi dairy farmers who have shown exceptional care for the environment have been recognised with a DairyNZ sustainability and stewardship award.

Featured

 

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Caught out?

Was Fonterra caught napping in Australia?

Celebrity welfare

Wannabe kiwi James Cameron is back in the country, under a special visa, to continue filming his movie during the…

» Connect with Dairy News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter