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By WOOD, Alan An equivalent of dairy-based Fonterra seen as crucial to export expansion. Alan Wood reports.
Dairy giant Fonterra says the valuable contribution dairying makes to the New Zealand economy has been highlighted in a report that shows it accounts for a quarter of the country's export earnings. The report, was prepared by Statistics NZ for Fonterra.
Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter and producer of Anchor Milk recently launched a five week Anchor Proven Nutrition Check-up campaign for children in Amman, Jordan.
HUGE demand from the dairy industry has seen manufactured feed production for this sector of the industry leap almost three-fold in the first quarter of 2008. Feed manufacturers have reported a 287% increase in production of dairy feed in the March quarter compared with the same period in 2007.
FONTERRA now accounts for a quarter of the country's export earnings, a report by Statistics New Zealand shows. Fonterra chairman Henry van der Heyden said the figures for the year to May 2008 confirmed dairying was a true cornerstone of the economy.
John Bluett believes most dairy farmers will find value in new guidelines aimed at helping them with the Resource Management Act (RMA).
FONTERRA says it has achieved its second major energy efficiency milestone in five years, cutting the amount of energy used to manufacture its products by a further 5%.
By BISHOP, Diane SOUTHLAND farmer Edward van Randow would rather employ overseas workers than "scrape the bottom of the barrel" and take on sub- standard New Zealand workers.
By GRAHAM, Kathy A Waikato shareholder in Open Country Cheese (OCC) has said the price offered by dairy processor Dairy Trust for shares in the takeover bid for OCC would have to be considerably higher for him to sell. Colin Young from Matamata said the takeover bid came as no surprise.
By GALLOWAY, Jill Dairy giant Fonterra says industry inducement, rather than regulation will get farmers to be more environmentally sustainable. It talked to the hearing panel on the Horizons proposed One Plan. The panel is made up of independent commissioners and regional councillors.
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