A milk revolution is bubbling up in Taranaki.
Fonterra's biggest Australian unitholder backs decision to slash dividend payment in the face of extreme market conditions.
A new $214 million South Canterbury dairy factory is set to be commissioned in time for the start of the new dairy season.
New Zealand farming expertise is helping reduce poverty in Sri Lanka.
Synlait Milk expects to beat its financial targets, based on milk powder accounting for a large part of its product mix.
A report into NZ's largest ever food safety scare says we are not putting nearly enough funding into food safety research.
"Extraordinary circumstances" see milk price forecast held and huge dividend drop predicted.
Fonterra Shareholders Fund units plummet after the co-op said it would cut its dividend from 32c to 10c.
Farmers told there were no excuses to increasing production costs during a high payout year.
American food co-operative Land O'Lakes will be selling its dairy products on GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) in March 2014.
Residents in a Taranaki community have aired their concerns over a rotting pit of buttermilk.
Economists are predicting Fonterra to lift its milk price by 20-40 cents to $8.50-$8.70 per kg of milk solids.
Couple who went deeply into debt to buy their own farm after dealing with "mongrels" want help for vulnerable workers.
Dairy farmers managed to cut their milk losses to a minimum in a season shortened by severe drought.
Dairy exporters hurting from the whey contamination scare await results of a Government inquiry.
The stench from millions of litres of curdling buttermilk has residents of a small Taranaki community fuming.
Rearing calves in purpose-built facilities is cost-effective for Taranaki’s largest corporate dairy farmer.
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Ecologist Mike Joy is not sure he is making headway with farmers or politicians but the public is more aware of water quality.
Demand for NZ dairy products is likely to translate into record high payout for Fonterra farmers, Westpac says.
Checks to ensure dairy farms comply with minimum employment rights will include South Canterbury.
NZ Shareholders Assn calls on Chinese-controlled Synlait Milk to appoint independent directors to chair subcommittees.
Synlait Milk says it is on target to achieve growth targets for the 2014 financial year.
The Fonterra Shareholders' Fund has proved to be a success a year after it was launched, its management company says.
Fonterra faces court battle with French dairy giant Danone over botulism scare.
Rocketing dairy export prices push terms of trade to their highest levels in 40 years in the September quarter.
The Crafar farms controversially sold to Chinese investors have lost more than $1 million during the first year under new ownership.
Dairy farmers are losing their low cost advantage to other export competitors in the milk trade.
West Coast dairy co-op makes moves to invest $100m in an infant formula dryer at Hokitika while also looking at expansion in Canterbury.
Dairy leader Willy Leferink is satisfied the Italian family who bought his Rakaia farm for $25.1m have the "right intentions".
The Chinese bid to buy 13 Canterbury dairy farms owned by Synlait Farms will be decided by two ministers.
OIO approval still needed but Chinese led takeover bid for Synlait Farms has passed the 90 per cent acceptance threshold.
The 2013-14 financial year will be one to remember for Fonterra, after a challenging 2013.
Soaring world dairy prices and booming sales to China see NZ exports leap in October.
Seven people in Timaru Hospital after a chemical leak at Fonterra's Clandeboye dairy factory.
Fonterra had made mistakes and needed to lift its game, chief executive Theo Spierings has admitted to shareholders.
Fonterra is now an even bigger cheese in Tasmania, after finalising its purchase of Tamar Valley Dairy in the Australian island state.
Lowest October trade deficit since the mid-1990s on back on high export prices, especially booming dairy products.
Consistency breeds success on the Ford family's Appleby farm.
One-third of all dairy farm workers in Southland could be underpaid, a labour survey indicates.
Dairy farmers throughout NZ have been put on notice to ensure they are complying with minimum employment rights.
Chinese bidders and their Canterbury partners extend share takeover offer for Synlait Farms by two weeks.
Head of Fonterra's people, culture and services division resigns for what the global dairy giant says are personal reasons.
Hauraki Maori have bought the largest dairy operation on the Hauraki Plains after the Crown agreed to pay $53 million from their Treaty claim.
Fonterra's newest director is Waikato dairy farmer and businessman Michael Spaans.
Environment Southland councillors look set to go into battle over water quality, but not with farmers.
Couple lift the lid on terrible working conditions and treatment by employers in the dairy industry.
The sole appellant against Fonterra's expansion of its Pahiatua site has to show he can come up with almost $100,000 or his appeal will be thrown out.
The dairy industry is so lucrative that it risks becoming blind to public health issues, an academic has warned.
Townsfolk will get a taste of farming life at a Farm Open Day at the Lincoln University's dairy farm on Saturday.
A Culverden dairy farm made $52,300 a hectare to set a record sale price for North Canterbury.