New Zealand has had its head in the sand over the potential of the European dairy industry, according to KPMG’s international head of agri, Ian Proudfoot.
Analysts do not believe there will be a rapid production response to the abolition of milk quota in Europe.
A disturbing element of Russia’s ban on dairy and other imports is that food trade has been politicised, says Kimberly Crewther, executive director of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand.
IT’S AN exciting time for Irish and European dairy farmers. Having been constrained by European milk quotas since 1984, the shackles will finally be removed on April 1, 2015.
ZESPRI SAYS its forecast per hectare returns have broken $50,000 for the first time, predicting orchard gate returns per hectare of $51,047.
THE END of milk quotas in Europe from 2015 will add another dimension to the global milk supply, says Fonterra chairman John Wilson.
Southland farmers Grant and Bernie Weller love talking about their farm and the challenges of balancing profitability with environmental sustainability.
An industry-backed trip to Europe will provide an award-winning farming couple with an opportunity to showcase New Zealand's stance on agricultural sustainability.