Monday , June 18 2018
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NZX milk futures point to further declines in prices


A slump in the price of whole milk powder, New Zealand’s key dairy export, is likely to continue according to traders who are pricing in further declines on the NZX futures market. The price for whole milk powder dropped 13.1 percent to an average US$1,848 a tonne at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction …

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NZ wool prices rise at auction, aided by lower kiwi


New Zealand wool prices rose at the latest auction as a decline in the local currency made it more attractive for overseas buyers. The price for clean 35-micron wool, a benchmark for crossbred wool used for carpets and accounting for the majority of New Zealand’s production, rose to $5.90 per kilogram …

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Fonterra top brass on notice from farmers as 523 jobs go in shake-up


Federated Farmers says top management should be leaving Fonterra Cooperative Group if results don’t start improving in the next couple of years. The comments, from Fed Farmers dairy chair Andrew Hoggard were in response to the confirmation today by the world’s largest dairy exporter that it will cut 523 jobs to save …

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Dairy product prices slide more than expected


Dairy product prices sank in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by cheddar and whole milk powder, reflecting a sombre outlook. The GDT average winning prices sank 10.7 percent to US$2,082, down from US$2,276 at the previous auction two weeks ago. It was the lowest level since July 2009. Some 31,691 …

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Vale Craig Norgate (1965-2015)


As news of Craig Norgate’s sudden death rippled around the world –  friends, colleagues, and business partners took to social media to share their shock, grief, and war stories. Norgate was Fonterra’s first CEO and a galvanic business leader who died at just 50. NZ INC. checks in on some …

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