Thursday, 23 September 2021 08:46

Fonterra's forecast milk price remains unchanged

Written by  Sudesh Kissun
Fonterra has retained its 2021-22 forecast farmgate milk price range. Fonterra has retained its 2021-22 forecast farmgate milk price range.

Fonterra has retained its 2021-22 forecast farmgate milk price range of $7.25 - $8.75/kgMS, with a midpoint of $8.

The co-op has also announced a 2021-22 earnings guidance range of 25-40c/share.

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says the strong milk price is likely to continue.

“A high milk price is good for farmers and good for the New Zealand economy.

“However, this does have the potential to squeeze our sales margins and impact earnings.”

Hurrell says the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, particularly across the supply chain.

“We expect competitive tension in the global shipping market to continue this financial year. We have largely been able to mitigate this thanks to the strength of our Kotahi partnership which has allowed us to keep our product moving through the supply chain.”

The co-op’s final payout for last season is $7.74/kgMS; comprising farmgate milk price of $7.54/kgMS and a dividend of 20c/share.

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