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2008-08-11 00:00:24

By Vasantha Ganesan FONTERRA, the dairy company whose brands include Anlene, Fernleaf and Anmum, expects Malaysia to remain its third largest market in Asia and the Middle East as it continues to innovate and market more products here. Sri Lanka is the New Zealand-based company's biggest market in the region, followed by the Middle East. Mark A. Wilson - Fonterra Brands (Asia Holdings) Pte Ltd's managing director for Asia, the Middle East and Africa - said that revenue from Malaysia is...

2008-08-07 15:00:40

Record milk payouts for milk powder will become a thing of the past, if an Agriculture and Forestry Ministry forecast released yesterday is accurate. This season the dairy payout will average $6.90 per kg of milksolids across all dairy companies - $1 less than Fonterra's record $7.90 last season - and then drop back to $6 for the next few years, the ministry's economists say in their latest "situation and outlook" report. After a 25 per cent jump to $10 billion in the year just ended,...

2008-08-07 15:00:32

On the third occasion a farm his family owned was convicted for dirty dairying last year, Alan Crafar announced he had appointed one of his sons as an effluent manager, responsible for ensuring systems on all his farms were "right". The former Fonterra shareholder council member said he was looking at setting up the 14 farms that make up the CraFarm group in such a way that the cowsheds could not be milked until the effluent had been properly stored. On Friday, after another CraFarm...

2008-07-30 15:00:55

By BASHAM, Laura They may drive our economy, but do we love our farmers and their fellow food producers enough? Laura Basham reports. ---------------- ---- KEY DRIVERS Horticulture - $325m Forestry - $306m Seafood - $268m Tourism - $134m Pastoral - $106m Nelson region total GDP: $3.2 billion Nelson region jobs Industry Job count 2006 % change since 2001 Retail 5340 +21 Ag/Forestry/Fishing 4944 -16 Manufacturing 4842 +8 Prop/Bus services 4269 +43 Health/Comm services 3738 +25 Education 2688...

2008-07-30 15:00:54

By WOOD, Alan An equivalent of dairy-based Fonterra seen as crucial to export expansion. Alan Wood reports. -------------------- IN A harsh economic winter Silver Fern Farms has completed the hard cuts of nearly 1000 meat-processing jobs and now faces an intense graft for farmer votes into the spring. SFF is battling traditional conservatism in trying to sell its partnership plan to farmers and bring in much needed capital via NZX- listed PGG Wrightson. It faces two other real...

2008-07-30 15:00:42

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 chairman Henry van der Heyden said the figures for the year to May 2008 confirmed dairying and our dairy farmers as a true cornerstone of our economy. "While there's an obvious contribution to our export receipts and the trade...

2008-07-27 06:00:16

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. In its continuous effort to contribute to the well being of the Jordanian community, the Anchor Proven Nutrition campaign aims to make parents aware of their children's current health status. The campaign offers free screenings and provides parents with advice on how to better the health and development of their...

2008-07-24 15:00:40

By GRAHAM, Kathy Sandun Thudugala finds it hard to believe one farmer could own 400 cows. In Mr Thudugala's native Sri Lanka, he says 400 cows would mean 400 farmers. Mr Thudugala, 27, was one of five young people in New Zealand last week as part of a Global Youth Encounter run by Christian World Service. As part of their visit, the group visited the Morrinsville dairy farm of John Walsh, who milks 430 cows at Kereone. Mr Thudugala works for a non- governmental organisation in Sri...

2008-07-23 15:01:01

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. "While there's an obvious contribution to our export receipts and the trade balance, the real benefits are the contribution from dairying, which starts on the farms of our shareholders and flows through local communities and the regions, and...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

John Bluett believes most dairy farmers will find value in new guidelines aimed at helping them with the Resource Management Act (RMA). "Dairy farmers have to deal with the RMA through the resource consent process every day," Mr Bluett, vice chairman of Federated Farmers national dairy section, said. "There will be situations where dairy farmers will find this guide useful, whether it is improving their farm operation, subdividing land or assessing their right to farm." Dairy Industry...


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