Pushing for Profitability – NZ Dairy Exporter, November 2014

As the Hauraki Plains Dairy Push group celebrates its first anniversary there are plans to get another underway in the Morrinsville-Matamata area…

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Eyes Wide Open

In the past five years there has been a significant increase in the amount of supplementary feeding on dairy farms around the country, resulting in a shift for many farms up the intensity scale…

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Catchment Study Highlights Nutrient Cost

A study into the conversion of a Southland catchment to dairying has highlighted the potential economic benefit to the catchment, but also the signficant costs to mitigate nutrient losses…

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Financial belts tighten after dairy price drop

There will be little financial wriggle-room this year for Waikato/Bay of Plenty dairy farmers in the wake of the revised forecast from Fonterra, but the average farm should make it through this year, AgFirst agricultural consultant Phil Journeaux said at a seminar in Hamilton where the company launched its 2014 financial survey…

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Farmers put Fonterra on notice

AgFirst consultant Phil Journeaux told a seminar in Hamilton last week advances totalling $4.30 would come until the end of June, which included 25c/kg for capacity adjustment…

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Hold on farmers, for a bumpy ride

Don’t panic!  That is the advice AgFirst consultant James Allen had for the region’s dairy farmers in the wake of Fonterra slashing its milk price forecast to $5.30/kgMS…

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Cashflow is the oxygen of your business

While I am passionate about the dairy industry and its future, it is time to put aside some of the hyperbole in the industry about how wonderful we are, recognise that our dairy farms fit into the small to medium business category and recognise the number one reason for failure of small businesses is the lack of cash flow…

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