The Government is giving an extra $400,000 to help West Coasters recover from the devastating March floods.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 15:55

West Coast farmers show the way

Bucking public perception of dirty dairying – fanned by environmental groups and mainstream media reporting – West Coast dairy farmers have played a big part in cleaning up the biggest waterway in the region.

Published in General News
Sunday, 13 December 2015 12:55

Coasters make good in value added products

The West Coast is a challenging place to live and farm. High rainfall is a feature of the region and it has always struggled to develop a strong economic base. Isolation is another issue.

Published in Agribusiness
Saturday, 12 December 2015 08:55

The rise of the O’Regan farm

Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan is a burn and bred West Coaster.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:56

Payout too hard to predict

Westland Milk Products chairman Matt O'Regan says it's very hard to predict a payout price given the volatility of the international market.

Published in Agribusiness
Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:26

Humps and hollows deal with the deluge

On the West Coast of the South Island, for 30 years, many dairy farmers have 'humped and hollowed' their land, dealing with the whopping natural challenge the region lays down – massive rainfall.

Published in Management
Friday, 25 September 2015 07:00

Sodden coasters juggle pasture, stock

Persistently wet conditions on the West Coast are causing huge problems for dairy farmers there, says DairyNZ consulting officer Ross Bishop.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 07:00

Better stump up help now

This season threw up a big challenge for dairy farmers in the low payout, but all hoped the weather might have been kind.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:00

Natural progression for dairy winners

Kelvin and Heather McKay say it was a natural progression for them to take out the 2015 West Coast/Top of the South Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year title.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

No longer the wet coast

For the second year in a row the West Coast is drying out, causing a drop in the milk flow to Westland Milk Products.

Published in General News
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