Sweden's milk war is now being played out on television.
IF CHINA’s Shanghai Pengxin takes a 75% slice of Synlait Farms it will be business as usual for the cows and staff on SF’s 13 dairy properties, building on current capacity rather than rushing to add extra area, says the farms’ chief executive.
SYNLAIT MILK has helped the local Volunteer Fire Brigade in Dunsandel by funding a new emergency response vehicle that will support the community.
CANTERBURY MILK nutrition company Synlait Milk is supportive of the investment by AgResearch in its campus infrastructure.
Listed Dairy processor Synlait Milk has announced an $11.5 million net profit for the year ending July 31, 2013, an increase of $7.1m on the previous year.
Widespread power outages and blocked roads from severe weather have affected Canterbury dairy farms including those supplying milk to Synlait Milk.
Continuing high international commodity prices have seen Synlait Milk increase its forecast milk price for the FY2014 season from $7kgMS to $8 kgMS.
Canterbury-based processor Synlait Milk says it has decided to take a "significant allocation" of milk from Fonterra as permitted under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act for the year ending July 2014.
South Canterbury milk processor Synlait Milk's shares jumped 58c shortly after its launch on the NZ Stock Exchange today.
Federated Farmers believes the 7.5% shareholding in Synlait taken by FrieslandCampina Investments Holding BV1, a subsidiary of Dutch Dairy Cooperative giant FrieslandCampina, could shake-up the New Zealand dairy industry.