UK activists have resumed their attack on the dairy industry.
Fonterra will check with its palm kernel expeller (PKE) supplier on claims that the company is involved in deforestation in Indonesia.
Pasture was more profitable in years of lower payout and better weather, but feeding PKE came into its own with higher payout and poorer weather.
A dwindling supply of supplementary feed is one problem facing Southland farmers working through drought.
Farmers and sharemilkers are reminded to update existing business agreements as they face joint liability for meeting upcoming changes in respect of their using palm kernel (PKE) as feed.
Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says not many farmers would need to adjust their palm kernel expeller (PKE) feeding regime.
In little over a decade palm kernel extract (PKE) grew from being a little known by-product, to one of the most commonly used supplements on NZ dairy farms.
A vessel ordered to leave Tauranga earlier this month has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside New Zealand, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.