Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:51

West Coast butter earns champion award

Westgold Unsalted Butter won Food for Chefs Champion Butter at the prestigious New Zealand Champions of Cheese awards on Tuesday.

Published in General News

A social worker talking to young farmers isn't what you would call a traditional event at a young farmers conference, but Sally Blackler isn't your average social worker.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:25

Help near at hand as pressure grows on farm

Onfarm cash income of farmers from all milk production this season will be under $4/kgMS, according to DairyNZ.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:55

China... the future is still bright

Recently there has been a lot of negative news and comment about economic conditions in China – the slowing growth, a volatile stock market and the decrease in dairy imports.

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:05

Westland Milk drops forecast payout

Westland Milk Products is dropping its forecast payout for this season.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 15:55

West Coast farmers show the way

Bucking public perception of dirty dairying – fanned by environmental groups and mainstream media reporting – West Coast dairy farmers have played a big part in cleaning up the biggest waterway in the region.

Published in General News

Another year has almost passed us by – again – and it is time for the annual review of 2015's good, bad and ugly in regards to the primary sector as seen by the Rural News editorial team...

Published in General News
Sunday, 13 December 2015 12:55

Coasters make good in value added products

The West Coast is a challenging place to live and farm. High rainfall is a feature of the region and it has always struggled to develop a strong economic base. Isolation is another issue.

Published in Agribusiness
Saturday, 12 December 2015 08:55

The rise of the O’Regan farm

Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan is a burn and bred West Coaster.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:56

Payout too hard to predict

Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan says it's very hard to predict a payout price given the volatility of the international market.

Published in Agribusiness

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