Maternal aggression may be behind many attacks on humans by cows, say two overseas animal experts.
Fonterra will offload its Farm Source livestock business to family-owned business Carrfields Livestock on March 1.
Fonterra is collecting milk from all operating farms in the earthquake damaged Culverden, Waiau and Amuri areas, as the co-op continues to run a support response out of its Farm Source store in Culverden.
Fonterra says Farm Source has delivered millions in value to more than 9000 Fonterra farmers since its launch in Methven a year ago.
With farmers under pressure, Fonterra is offering discounts and special payment terms through its Farm Source and RD1 stores.
About 9000 Fonterra farmers have so far bought goods and services via the co-op’s new Farm Source rewards scheme, earning $3 million in reward dollars.
FARM SOURCE/RD1 managing director Jason Minkhorst admits you wouldn’t plan to rebrand and reposition Fonterra’s RD1 stores to Farm Source when you have a $5/kgMS payout.
THE ROLE of the Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) is especially important this season when the resilience of farming families will come under pressure with the current milk forecast, says Jason Minkhorst, Farm Source managing director.
FONTERRA IS boosting its connectivity to farmers through the Farm Source programme which will support farmers and their farming businesses and bolster the cooperative's connection with rural communities in New Zealand.