Farmers are happy to see that workforce issues are identified as a hot topic in the National Party’s ‘Primary Sector Discussion Document’, released today.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 08:55

Falling land values, capital squeeze hurts

Dairy farmers are facing two big challenges in falling land prices and increasingly restricted access to capital, says the Australasian financial advisor Findex.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 09:20

Dairy exports tipped to rise

While it's always good to hear positive news stories, the latest Situation and Outlook report for dairy may be a tad rosy, says Feds national dairy spokesman Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 11:41

Cash tight, costs rocketing — Feds

Spiralling expenses are the biggest concern to farmers right now, says Federated Farmers’ national dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 09:55

M. bovis levy more than expected

DairyNZ's proposed M. bovis levy of up to 3.9c/kgMS is a lot higher than some were expecting, says Federated Farmers dairy chair Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 07:55

Levy-funded bodies must justify deal

It's time for DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ to justify their split of the eradication costs of Mycoplasma bovis.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:55

Petition pleads for immigration law changes

A 7,500 signature petition was presented to parliament last week calling for changes to NZ’s immigration laws.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 09:55

Margins under squeeze

With the lowering of the farmgate milk price comes the squeezing of margins.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:55

Apprenticeship draws a crowd

One in five people interested in taking up dairy apprenticeships are from Auckland and one in three people placed in apprenticeships are women.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:55

Fonterra’s billion-dollar dive

A billion-dollar drop in Fonterra’s fortunes leaves the co-op vulnerable to increasing competition, says Federated Farmers Dairy president Chris Lewis.

Published in General News
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