Posts tagged "Westland"

Milk Producer cuts forecast price

[2 February/ Radio New Zealand] Westland Milk Products has cut its forecast milk price back by more than 20 cents. They are expecting a price of between $6.20 and $6.50 which is relatively similar when compared to Fonterra, $6.40, and Synlait, $6.50. Westland’s chair Pete Morrison stressed that they seek to be fair to all...

New Zealand’s rampant dairy growth drawing to a close: Rabobank

[15 August/Stuff: NZ Farmer] A new report from Rabobank New Zealand, Survive or Thrive, says the runaway growth of New Zealand’s dairy industry over the last 20 years will soon come to a standstill as environmental limits are reached. There has already been a marked slowdown in farm conversions and expansion of existing platforms which...

Rain wreaks havoc on the coast

 [14 February/ Dairy News] Westland farmer and Chair of Westland Milk Products, Matt O’Regan, said that farmers on the West Coast are experiencing their wettest and worst summer in 20 years with a whole season of wet, dull days.  Mr O’Regan notes that the wet weather and cool temperatures have affected pasture quantity and quality,...

Westland Milk says co-op’s performance was poor

 [30 November/ NZ Herald] Westland Milk Products Chairman, Matt O’Regan said the company’s low payout of $3.62 per kilogram of milk solids was beyond disappointing and represented a failure of Westland’s goal to be competitive in the industry. Mr O’Regan added that despite the poor result, Westland’s strategy for growing its capacity to produce value...

Westland tops Fonterra

 [30 May/ Farmers Weekly] Fonterra announced a forecast milk price of $4.25 per kilogram of milk solids for the new season from 1 June, with an advance rate beginning at $3.01 per kilogram and increasing to $3.30 per kilogram from October. Fonterra Chairman, John Wilson said the co-operative was taking a conservatively realistic view with...