Articles tagged Dairy

Fonterra Cooperative Group's new chair John Monaghan says the dairy giant's biggest challenge is to change the law which forces it to accept milk from any farmer and sell it to rivals at a subsidised price, according to a report in Dairy News.

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A temporary share trading halt by Fonterra has been followed by an announcement that farmers will be unlikely to get a final dividend payout. Reality is finally biting for the company thanks to fundamental flaws in culture and strategy, says Rod Oram.

As New Zealand kicks off a new dairy season, a leading dairy brokerage is feeling bearish about the outlook as concerns mount about the impact of US President Donald Trump’s trade war, resulting in tit-for-tat tariffs that are likely to hike costs and dampen demand.

Dairy factories mostly use coal to power the boilers needed to dry milk into powder. Synlait is taking the plunge to install an electricity-powered boiler. It will be the first of many. Gavin Evans explains why that matters.