Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:55

Milk price hike a surprise and relief

Fonterra's farmgate milk price forecast upgrade was a welcome surprise although indicators were heading that way, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:55

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Differences are publicly emerging between farmer leaders and DairyNZ over support for the Government’s policies on sustainability.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 07:55

$100m for what?

Farmers pay nearly $100 million a year in levies to industry-good groups, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Chris Lewis. And for what value? he asks.

Published in General News
Friday, 21 June 2019 09:55

DIRA changes fall short – farmers

Farmers want dairy industry regulations to apply equally to all milk processors in New Zealand.

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Farmers are happy to see that workforce issues are identified as a hot topic in the National Party’s ‘Primary Sector Discussion Document’, released today.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:55

Falling land values, capital squeeze hurts

Dairy farmers are facing two big challenges in falling land prices and increasingly restricted access to capital, says the Australasian financial advisor Findex.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:20

Dairy exports tipped to rise

While it's always good to hear positive news stories, the latest Situation and Outlook report for dairy may be a tad rosy, says Feds national dairy spokesman Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:41

Cash tight, costs rocketing — Feds

Spiralling expenses are the biggest concern to farmers right now, says Federated Farmers’ national dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
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.

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