Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:11

Small price rise good enough

Despite a smaller rise in the global dairy price index last week, farmers will be happy, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard. He says farmers were hoping for another big rise, similar to the previous two auctions but this did not eventuate.

Published in General News
Friday, 13 February 2015 00:00

Waiting for co-op to say sorry

Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says as shareholder of Fonterra he’s heard “didley squat” about the US cheese licence saga.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:36

Social media helps out

Many farmers are using social media – notably Twitter – to share information on how best to manage the dry spell.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:28

No one is moaning or whingeing

As usual in summer, some regions are drying out – some are getting extremely dry. The media is running hot with drought stories, from ‘experts’ on social media and in print.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 07 February 2015 00:00

Farmers cautious despite GDT rise

Dairy farmers are still wary despite three successive lifts in global dairy auction prices.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00

‘Chain-dragger’ sullys all dairy farmers

A dairy farmer ‘dragging the chain’ on effluent management has let the team down, says Federated Farmers Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard, commenting on a recidivist polluter who has copped a record fine for environment non-compliance in Taranaki.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Payout clawback on the cards

FOR THE first time in the cooperative’s history, Fonterra could be forced to clawback payout as dairy markets continue to slide.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

‘Farmers will struggle’

FEDERATED FARMERS dairy president Andrew Hoggard says many farmers will struggle to meet the milk cooling regulations proposed by MPI.

Published in General News
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:45

‘A blow to the industry’

FEDERATED FARMERS Dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard has described the lowest auction in five years as "a blow to the industry" as hopes of a lift or at least continued plateau in prices were dashed.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:44

Farm agreement launched for dairy businesses

FEDERATED FARMERS will launch its new and improved Herd Owning Sharemilking Agreement to dairy farmers tomorrow (October 1).

Published in General News
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