Milk price dip of little concern to farmers In the global dairy auction overnight, the average price fell for the first time this year by 0.5 percent to $3623US dollars a tonne. It had gone up at the three previous auctions. However, whole milk powder prices are up slightly by 0.3 percent to $3246US dollars a tonne. Whole milk powder prices are still at the highest level in nine months, and overall the market is looking relatively stable. Volumes sold were down about nine percent……… READ MORE……….
Kiwi dollar falls in subdued trading as US, China observe public holidays The New Zealand dollar has fallen in subdued trading with public holidays in the US and China as traders await this week’s dairy auction and minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia’s last policy meeting. The kiwi traded at US73.71 cents as at 8am on Tuesday in Wellington from US73.98c late Monday The trade-weighted index dropped to 75.40 from 75.60……. READ MORE……. Kiwi dollar falls in subdued trading as US, China observe public holidays
6,600 NZ dairy cows en route to China aboard world’s largest livestock ship Approximately 6,600 dairy cows from New Zealand are currently en route to China aboard the world’s largest livestock carrier. Around 6,600 dairy cows from New Zealand are currently en route to China aboard the world’s largest livestock carrier, the Ocean Drover. The 176m long vessel collected the first half of its cargo at Timaru port in New Zealand’s southern island, before travelling north to Napier port to collect the remaining cows………. READ MORE Source: 6,600 NZ dairy cows
Cow disease found in second South Canterbury dairy farm Neighbours on “tenterhooks” as second dairy farm related to South Canterbury rich-lister gets disease. A second dairy farm in South Canterbury that was already under biosecurity scrutiny was confirmed positive on Monday for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. The farm was linked to the initial property under investigation and was part of the 16 farm Van Leeuwen Dairy Group. The detection was not unexpected given close connections between the two farms. Neighbouring farmers were on “absolute tenterhooks” as they waited to find out if their herds,
These Artful, Wonderfully Written Milk Ads Just Won Gold at Cannes Colenso BBDO taps world champion slam poet Harry Baker It says something that the most famous advertisements for milk are all about its absence. It’s not exactly a product that inspires powerful advertising. But could it be? Colenso BBDO and New Zealand milk brand Anchor made three remarkable videos about milk this year…… Source: These Artful, Wonderfully Written Milk Ads Just Won Gold at Cannes – Adweek SaveSave SaveSave
Watch: The price of butter has skyrocketed – so has it become a luxury item? Fancy making your own? Tim Wilson gets the ingredients to a commodity comeback. Source: Watch: The price of butter has skyrocketed – so has it become a luxury item? | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Holy cow! Port dairy herd back in action Lulu, Lilly and Louisa are nearly back in business. Port Chalmers dairy farmer Merrall MacNeille was distraught when he booked his beloved cows for slaughter a year ago, after a heifer tested positive for tuberculosis and he was ordered to stop selling raw milk…….. Source: Holy cow! Port dairy herd back in action | Otago Daily Times Online News