Milk auction price rises

The increase in Fonterra's forecast milk payout last week appears justified, after prices in its latest internet auction lifted an average 2.4% yesterday.

Fonterra boosts forecast milk price

Dairy farmers are on track for one of their biggest paydays with Fonterra yesterday lifting the forecast milk price for the current season by 30c a kg of milksolids to $6.90 a kg/ms.

Fonterra and Nestle Chile plan

Dairy giants Fonterra and Nestle are expanding their Dairy Partners America's joint venture into Chile.

Companies raise advance milk payment

Two of the country's largest dairy companies have raised the advanced milk payment to suppliers and farmer cashflows are benefiting.

Fonterra criticised over how it calculates debt

Fonterra criticised over how it calculates debt

Critics of how Fonterra measures its gearing ratio claim it could be as high as 60%, rather than the 44.9% for the year end July 31 as published in the co-operative's annual accounts.

Appeal for NZ to retain ownership of its farmland

New Zealand cannot afford to lose control of its land, says Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden.

Supplying competitors costly: Fonterra study

Rules requiring Fonterra to supply raw milk to competitors, was costing the country up to $450 million a year, a study commissioned by the co-operative has calculated.

Who's paying for lunch?

Who's paying for lunch?

A country cannot march on an empty stomach and unfortunately there is no free lunch. Conor English explains how the national cake can be made bigger.

Fonterra planning Indian pilot farm

Fonterra is making a second foray into a developing market, announcing plans to establish a pilot dairy farm in India.

Thumbs up for Fonterra performance

Thumbs up for Fonterra performance

Debate over a new capital structure at Fonterra has strengthened the co-operative at a time when competitors have eroded its market share to less than 90% of New Zealand's milk production, says the dairy giant's watchdog.

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