Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:55

M. bovis levy more than expected

DairyNZ's proposed M. bovis levy of up to 3.9c/kgMS is a lot higher than some were expecting, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:55

Levy-funded bodies must justify deal

It's time for DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ to justify their split of the eradication costs of Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:55

Petition pleads for immigration law changes

A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:55

Margins under squeeze

With the lowering of the farmgate milk price comes the squeezing of margins.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:55

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in apprenticeships are women.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:55

Fonterra’s billion-dollar dive

A billion-dollar drop in Fonterra’s fortunes leaves the co-op vulnerable to increasing competition, says Federated Farmers Dairy president Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:55

How long will A2 premiums last?

Federated Farmers national dairy chair Chris Lewis says he is looking into transitioning to an A2 herd but he questions whether the premium will stick if everyone switches.

Published in General News

Fonterra's $7/kgMS opening milk price is at the top end of the range seen by market followers and analysts.

Published in General News

Fonterra's high court injunction gagging a former director and the news media is in its second week and farmer shareholders are still in the dark.

Published in General News
Monday, 18 September 2017 10:12

Farmers facing a ‘pick six’

Forget about a trifecta of looming taxes, it’s a "pick six", says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
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