Posts tagged "Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand"

Dairy prices continue to rise

[20 February/Radio New Zealand] The latest Global Dairy Trade auction resulted in average price increasing 0.9 percent to USD$3272 a tonne. This follows a 6.7 percent rise in the previous auction. Whole milk powder lifted by 0.3 percent to USD$3022 a tonne. Prices have been rising since November when they hit a two-year low due...

NZ agriculture groups urge WTO rescue at global forums

[23 January/Radio NZ] Seven major agricultural organisations are urging the government to use forums like the World Economic Forum meeting of global government and business leaders in Davos to try to rescue the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used the WEF meeting to speak about issues like climate change and New Zealand’s...

US stance on Iran won’t apply to NZ – David Parker

[8 August/Radio NZ] The Government is confident the U.S’s stance on firms doing business with Iran would not apply to New Zealand. President Trump re-imposed sanctions against Iran and suggested other nations should follow his lead. He added those who didn’t would not be able to do business with the U.S. Trade Minister, David Parker,...

Dairy sector contributes 3.5 percent to GDP- report

[22 February/ Radio New Zealand] A new report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) and commissioned by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) shows that the dairy sector supplies $7.8 billion (3.5 percent) to New Zealand’s GDP. Despite a dairy price slump, the report confirmed that the sector was the...

NZ dairy companies urge WTO action against Canada

 [18 September/ NZ Herald] The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand has joined forces with its associated organisations in the United States, Australia, Europe and Mexico in a bid to get the World Trade Organisation to take action over what they allege is the dumping of dairy products on world markets by Canada. A joint...

NZ milk production holds steady in January

[19 February/ NZ Herald] According to Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand data, milk production fell by 0.3 percent on a milk solids basis in January, reflecting unexpectedly high rainfall during the month. The data showed that production this season had decreased by a total of 2.2 percent on a milk solids basis. ANZ Rural...

Industry lobbyists set out benefits of trade deal in letter to John Key

[2 February/ NZ Herald] Business and industry group leaders have sent an open letter to Prime Minister, John Key showing their support for the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. The letter said the agreement will give New Zealand better access to globally significant markets, allowing the country to build on the $27 billion worth...

Have NZ farmers escaped El Nino?

 [17 January/ NZ Herald] According to the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, milk production during November was 2.1 percent lower than the same period a year earlier, and 3.1 percent lower this season. Analysts said the El Nino weather pattern has yet to have made any impact on dairy production, but added that it...

Dairy price volatility thanks to high tariffs cost NZ $7b

[2 October/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand Chairman, Malcolm Bailey said high milk tariffs were a big driver of milk price volatility and has cut around $7 billion from the economy this year.  Mr Bailey said negotiators in the Trans Pacific Partnership talks needed to deliver a deal that stacked...

Milk production powers ahead despite low prices

[4 September/ NZ Herald] According to the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, July milk production increased to 19.01 million kilograms of milk solids, up from 13.1 million in June and up 13.2 percent from July last year. Milk production over the last four months has remained strong due to an unusually productive late autumn...

Current TPP offer not good enough – DCANZ [25 June/ Radio NZ Rural]

Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand Chairman, Malcolm Bailey said the current Trans-Pacific Partnership does not offer enough for the dairy sector. Mr Bailey added that dairy access should be the top priority for the agreement, as it is New Zealand’s biggest export sector. DCANZ has met with the Government to reinforce its message.