Wednesday, January 24, 2024
New Zealand dairy sector resilient despite climate challenges
In the face of challenging climate conditions during the 2022/23 season, New Zealand's dairy sector has demonstrated resilience, according to the annual New Zealand Dairy Statistics report jointly released by DairyNZ and Livestock Improveme ...
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
New Zealand's weaker export revenue of dairy, meat expected to drag down overall export revenue
New Zealand's food and fibre export revenue will likely drop 5% in the current financial year, the country's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) predicted.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Fonterra's participation in SIDDC partnership expected to have huge benefits for New Zealand dairy sector
Fonterra has joined the South Island Dairy Demonstration Centre (SIDDC) partnership in New Zealand.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
New Zealand's first net zero dairy farm to be developed by Nestle and Fonterra
New Zealand's biggest milk processor, Fonterra, and Nestle are working together to develop New Zealand's first net zero dairy farm, Carbon Credits reported.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
New Zealand and Canada dispute over dairy exports
Damien O'Connor, New Zealand's Trade Minister, has accused Canada of "locking out" New Zealand farmers in a dispute over dairy exports that is expected to be resolved by an independent panel, Channel News Asia reported.
Monday, July 4, 2022
The European Union may import more beef, lamb, and dairy from New Zealand
A free trade agreement finalised between the European Union and New Zealand could see Europe import more beef, lamb, and dairy products from New Zealand, which may affect some EU countries such as Ireland, The Independent reported.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Group proposes changes to New Zealand's code of welfare for dairy cattle
New Zealand's National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) is recommending revisions to the dairy cattle welfare code, including a minimum standard and code of best practise, Stuff New Zealand reported.
Friday, April 29, 2022
New Zealand plans to amend its dairy law
The New Zealand government said it plans to amend the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA) to support Fonterra Co-Operative Group's shift to a new capital structure that would make it easier for new farmers to join the cooperative, ...
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
DairyNZ backs permitting more international workers into New Zealand's dairy sector
Allowing an additional 500 international workers is a step in the right direction for New Zealand's dairy sector, DairyNZ stated.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Dairy farms in New Zealand affected by labour shortage
New Zealand's dairy sector has been hit by a labour shortage by as many as 6,000 workers because of the country's tight labour market and its closed border, Bloomberg reported.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Fonterra: New plantain research a turning point for New Zealand's dairy
A new $22 million research initiative is underway to help New Zealand's dairy farmers improve freshwater quality through using plantain pastures, Fonterra announced on June 16.
Monday, October 5, 2020
New Zealand's Fonterra to sell its dairy farms in China for US$368 million
New Zealand-based Fonterra said it agreed to selling its farms in China for NZD 555 million (~US$367.97 million; NZD 1 = US$0.66) to focus on the New Zealand market and lower its debt, Reuters reported.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Demand for New Zealand's whole milk powder leads to higher prices at Global Dairy Trade auction
Prices at a Global Dairy Trade auction rose sharply on the morning of July 8 due to strong demand for New Zealand's biggest export, whole milk powder (WMP).
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
New Zealand needs to fill 1,000 dairy jobs
With the COVID-19 outbreak making the migrant workforce unavailable, it is predicted that the dairy sector in New Zealand will need to fill 1,000 jobs in time for Moving Day on 1 June -- the first day of the new dairy season, reported Radio ...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
New Zealand's dairy gains help export increase
The value of New Zealand's total goods exports rose by NZ$212 million (4.5%) from February 2019 to reach NZ$4.9 billion in February 2020, due to an increase in the value of dairy products, according to Stats NZ.

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