In a follow-up to this old mutt’s piece two issues ago about Fonterra directors getting to grips with the co-op’s financial state and loudly sharing their dismay in the Koru club, another of the Hound’s spies has passed on more news in the ‘Fonterra director watch’ category.
The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event overnight concluded with the GDT Price Index down 2%, compared to the previous event.
For NZ farmers, the biggest worry will be the continued drop in whole milk powder prices, the benchmark used by Fonterra to set its milk payout.
WMP price dropped 2.9% to US$2,665/MT.
AMF index down 1.3%, average price US$5,044/MT
Butter index down 1.7%, average price US$4,045/MT
BMP index up 0.8%, average price US$2,568/MT
Ched index down 4.6%, average price US$3,250/MT
LAC index down 2.7%, average price US$902/MT
RenCas index down 2.9%, average price US$5,327/MT
SMP index up 1.2%, average price US$1,997/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 2.9%, average price US$2,655/MT