Four news cases of Mycoplasma bovis

New Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor is meeting with his officials to discuss the next steps in dealing with the bacterial disease, Mycoplasma bovis.

Dairy goat farmers Chrissy and Jonathan Carden-Holdstock with two of their champion animals, Clovenhoof Flavious, a Saanen buck, and Tamarvale Jaylee, a Toggenburg doe.

South Island dairy goat farmers still have no large-scale market for goat milk some 18 months after a Chinese-backed processing plant began to be built -- with some fanfare – at Ashburton.

Nathan Penny.

A “hint of conservativeness” can be detected in Fonterra’s updated forecast on the farmgate milk price last week, says ASB’s senior rural economist Nathan Penny.

While Fonterra’s first quarter revenue is up 4% on the same period last year, sales volumes are down 20% to 3.9 billion liquid milk equivalent (LME).

Fonterra Shareholders Council chairman Duncan Coull says today’s arbitration decision on the claims made by Danone has made this a tough day for the co-op.

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has requested an immediate trading halt to be applied to their securities on the ASX, the NZX and the Fonterra Shareholders Market.

The saying that ‘change is the only constant in life’ is true for the dairy industry and standing still is not an option, chair Cathy Brown told the Dairy Womens Network (DWN) annual meeting.

 

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