Dairy prices stabilised in last night’s Global Dairy Trade auction.

Dairy prices stabilised in last night’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, rising 1.7% following a 9% fall over the previous two auctions.

 
 
Tony and Briar Lunjevich have increased their equity by $500k in 2-3 years.

A young dairy farming couple have increased their equity by at least $500,000 in two-three years on a less-than-ideal Far North farm and despite two years of low dairy payout.

Fonterra director John Monaghan.

Fonterra converted 4.9 billion liquid milk equivalents (LMEs) into higher returning products in the first quarter of the financial year, says director John Monaghan.

WMP’s new chief executive Toni Brandish.

When she arrived at Westland Milk Products (WMP), newly installed chief executive Toni Brendish was surprised at the level of ‘transformation’ required to get the dairy co-op back on its feet.

AFFCO gets ruling to appeal

The Supreme Court has given Affco New Zealand leave to appeal a ruling that it unlawfully locked out meat workers during collective bargaining.

One of the problems with the proposed Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change One is that it is mind bogglingly expensive to implement, says scientist Doug Edmeades, of agKnowledge.

Massey University's new vice-chancellor, professor Jan Thomas, says her role is to create an environment where academics are able to adapt and almost predict the future.

For the third year running, Kapiti Kahurangi Blue cheese has been awarded the New World Champion Favourite Cheese Award.

 

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South Island wool sale eases

South Island wool sale eases

The 4700 bales on offer saw a 74% clearance with mixed results, however all prices paid locally are still above…

Wool continues to ease

Wool continues to ease

The 7250 bales of North Island wool on offer saw a 72% clearance with most types easing further.

 

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