West Coast dairy co-operative makes a wide payout prediction which at its upper end tops Fonterra's reduced $6kg milk price.
Dairy farmers have been too busy dealing with farm jobs to meet with ACC this month.
A cut in Fonterra's forecast will see the Waikato's dairy farmers cutting discretionary spending.
Fonterra's reduced forecast farm-gate milk payout will "come as a shock to farmers".
Thames farming company hit with $47,000 fine and ordered to stop milking until it fixed the overflowing effluent system.
Fonterra farmers are bracing themselves for a $1 cut to the new season's forecast.
Fewer dairy farmers have been prosecuted for dirty dairying this year than previously.
Dairy farmers take heart - Chinese demand and dairy prices will bounce back towards the end of the year.
Mike and Maree were part of a migration of farmers heading south looking for greener pastures.
Canpac's remaining 220 staff could be on borrowed time, after Fonterra refused to offer assurances.
Last year's false alarm over botulism is blamed for co-operative's decision to cut more than 100 jobs at a Hamilton site.
Union official reveals Fonterra job losses stem from falling demand since last year's botulism scare.
Proud owners of their first farm are unfazed that some observers may see it as not much more than a lifestyle block.
A new, collaborative approach by the Waikato Regional Council when dealing with effluent compliance is being welcomed.
Ngai Tahu's plan to convert a large chunk of land to irrigated dairy farming has been thwarted.
Southern dairy farmers are being asked to contribute $2 million towards the proposed Southern Dairy Hub.
Dairy industry faces a huge challenge if it is to remain profitable and competitive while farming within limits.
South Canterbury has more than doubled its dairy cattle numbers in just 10 years.
Dairy farmer confidence has ebbed while meat and fibre farmers remain positive
Contrary to perception, it is easier to pay off a dairy farm today than 50 years ago, says Myfarm executive director Andrew Watters.
Canterbury farmers have gone from wet autumn to mild winter in the lead-up to calving and the new milking season.
Incumbent Ian Brown is picked as chairman of the Fonterra Shareholders' Council for a third term.
Court case over botulism scare, which Danone says cost it $547m, is put on hold so companies can go to arbitration.
Shoppers are being warned not to expect immediate prices cuts for milk, butter and cheese.
Canterbury farmers will be "burning their chequebooks" after a dramatic drop in dairy prices.
A milky cloud loomed over South Canterbury's economy with the drop in dairy prices.
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2014 Ahuwhenua Young Maori Dairy Farmer of the Year Wiremu Reid is making his mark in the industry.
Michael and Megan Webster hope to improve their performance and profit over the next three years after becoming new focus farmers.
Annual survey of the world's largest dairy companies shows two new Chinese companies in the top 20.
Waikato's dairy industry has held its number one position as the country's top dairy performer.
Southland teenager receives the ultimate gift of a holstein friesian heifer calf to add to her growing herd.
Sweet whey powder will be sold on the Fonterra-owned auction platform GlobalDairyTrade for the first time in September.
When Landcorp's forestry to pasture conversion near Taupo is completed, 30,000 cows will be milked across 25,700ha.
Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay have seen their economies boosted by $1.24 billion in the last year on the back of the dairy boom.
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70,000 hours of construction go into factory
The $73 million expansion of the Fonterra mozzarella factory in South Canterbury is on track to go online in August 2015.
Dairy farmers risk contaminating their milk with teat spray residue if they do not ensure their cows' teats are properly cleaned before milking.
Icelandic couple travel 17,000 km to see what it is like milking 800 cows on a Mangakino farm instead of the typical 50 back home.
A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.
Planned $342m dairy joint venture in China would help Fonterra's push into added-value products, expert says.
Levin farmers have won the 2014 Valden Cow of the Year.
Waimakariri residents are outnumbered by dairy cows - but they haven't won yet, say experts.
A couple who had lost their passion for farming find their mojo through a project established by DairyNZ.
There is no silver bullet for Tatua Co-Operative Dairy Company's success and longevity.
AgResearch scientist urges farmers to take note of what animals are telling them.
Andrew Hoggard, chosen by Federated Farmers to take dairying issues to the public, wants to take the front foot.
Fonterra collected 10 per cent more milksolids at the start of winter than it did a year ago.
Rain, growing grass bodes well for calving
Weather and economic forecasts have set up a promising dairy season for the Waikato region.