Synlait can now make twice the amount of infant formula

Synlait can now make twice the amount of infant formula

Synlait Milk has opened its new Wetmix kitchen, which will enable it to simultaneously run both large-scale infant formula spray dryers. This will double the amount of infant formula powder which can be produced at the Dunsandel site, from 40,000 metric tonnes (MT) to 80,000 MT per year. “We were at the point where our […]

Dairy not all about milking it

Dairy not all about milking it

A Lincoln University pilot study is backing the importance of environmental and social responsibility, as well as the bottom line, to dairy farmers. Seeing themselves as “guardians of their land” and adopting environmentally friendly ways of farming is a key component of the farmers’ personal convictions. The study, What really drives dairy production systems: economic […]

Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders reaches unprecedented success

Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders reaches unprecedented success

Holstein Friesian New Zealand (HFNZ) and CRV Ambreed’s joint sire proving programme, Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders, has reached an unprecedented strike rate of bulls graduating to market with the latest addition to the CRV catalogue, Rivendell GForce Axel. With six bulls in the team annually, and at least one bull on average per team graduating […]

Guaranteeing herd improvement with the best of the best

Holstein Friesian New Zealand and CRV Ambreed are proud to announce the latest tool to increase the standard of black and white genetics in New Zealand – Holstein Friesian Genetic Leaders Superior Female Programme. Launched today, this programme will identify superior registered Holstein Friesian females throughout the country who are set to produce superior male […]

Irish dairy flows to New Zealand agritech

  -Seaver Izatt / Business Development Manager / NZTE Europe Two themes that have had more than their fair share of negative press in the last few years – Europe and dairy. But here’s a good news story for a change, and the protagonist is the Emerald Isle itself, Ireland. Ireland is in the middle […]

Cost of marketing online set to drop for Kiwi food exporters

Cost of marketing online set to drop for Kiwi food exporters

New Zealand food exporters are expected to benefit from access to a Google platform which makes it easier to compare prices of products according to a local marketing expert. Managing director of Pure SEO Richard Conway says the introduction of the Google Shopping platform to the New Zealand market will allow users to search for products […]

GMP Dairy to develop Chinese market further

GMP Dairy to develop Chinese market further

The current dairy business climate is both challenging and promising, because regulations on infant formula are still very sticky and unclear. However, Evergrande Group’s investment into GMP Dairy Limited’s business has given the company more opportunities. Evergrande Dairy chairman Mr Xu Wen has mentioned before the group, which had turnover this year of 131.5 billion […]

Training vital through the ups and downs

Training vital through the ups and downs

Michael and Susie Woodward, runners up in the Share Farmer of the Year category in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA), know that riding the ups and downs of the dairy sector is part and parcel of the industry but the key is knowing what’s truly adding value to your business. “This is […]

Support for dairy farmers through tough times

Primary ITO, the industry training organisation for the dairy sector, and industry good body,  DairyNZ, have partnered up to fund a Study Grant to help retain dairy employees in training during the challenging times. “In a prolonged downturn such as we’re experiencing now, the temptation might be to abandon what some might see as non-essential […]

Hard lessons to be heeded

Hard lessons to be heeded

Owl Farm’s fourth and final Farm Focus Day for the 2016/17 season at the end of May was an opportunity to review the season, and for others in the dairy industry to benefit from the hard lessons learned on farm. Demonstration Manager Doug Dibley says financially it’s been a difficult year with production and payout […]

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