Sweden's milk war is now being played out on television.
A new calf cereal with no palm kernel expeller (PKE) is on sale for the calving season, says developer Agrifeeds.
Fonterra will check with its palm kernel expeller (PKE) supplier on claims that the company is involved in deforestation in Indonesia.
Pasture was more profitable in years of lower payout and better weather, but feeding PKE came into its own with higher payout and poorer weather.
A dwindling supply of supplementary feed is one problem facing Southland farmers working through drought.
Farmers and sharemilkers are reminded to update existing business agreements as they face joint liability for meeting upcoming changes in respect of their using palm kernel (PKE) as feed.
Research by the BNZ Northland Dairy Development Trust (NDDT) at the Northland Agricultural Research Farm (NARF) is of national significance, says project science manager Chris Boom.
Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says not many farmers would need to adjust their palm kernel expeller (PKE) feeding regime.