Posts tagged "Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand"

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.

Impact of Russian ban felt by all

[6 March/ Rural News] Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand Executive Director, Kimberly Crewther said Russia’s current ban on dairy and other imports has politicalised the food trade. The Russian ban has caused widespread disruption and dairy price volatility, with the European Union, whose largest cheese exporter is Russia, switching to processing milk instead. Ms...

Dairy prices cool as Fonterra moves to top up market

[10 March/ NZ Herald] The NZX dairy futures market has indicated dairy prices are plateauing after big February gains. Dairy futures have been falling after Fonterra announced more product is to be sold through GDT over the next few months. Prices rose with the prospect of lower production caused by drought, however Dairy Companies Association...

Water accord making some progress

[11 December/ Radio New Zealand Rural] The voluntary water accord, the Sustainable Dairying Water Accord introduced in 2013 to improve water quality is making progress on reaching some of its environmental targets while it is lagging behind on others. The accord is led by Dairy New Zealand, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand and...

Farmers called on to vote

[22 May/ NZ Farmers Weekly] DairyNZ CEO, Tim Mackle said that as at May 20, only 28 percent of Taranaki dairy farmers had voted in the DairyNZ milk solids levy which seeks approval from farmers for the continuation of the 3.6 cents per kilogram of milk solids levy. Mr Mackle urged farmers to ensure they...

Our free trade not so free

 [24 February/ New Zealand Farmers Weekly] The Chinese government officials have again decided to invoke the special safeguards permitted under the 2008 Free Trade Agreement which will result in almost all of New Zealand’s dairy exports to China subjected to a higher 10% tariff than the preferential rate of 4.2%.  The special measures were included...

University trials huge cow barn

 [6 February/ Business Day] A $1.4 million Massey University barn, No 4 dairy unit, housing 200 cows for part of the day is part of a Pastoral 21 (a collaborative venture between DairyNZ, Fonterra, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand, Beef + Lamb NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) research effort...