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Christmas comes early for Westland dairy farmers

19 December 2013

Christmas comes early for Westland dairy farmers

Federated Farmers is thrilled about the latest announcement from Westland Milk Products regarding their milk pay-out forecast of $8.30 per kilogram of milk solids.

“Dairy farmers have had Christmas early this year with this pay-out announcement,” says Richard Reynolds, Federated Farmers West Coast Dairy chair.

“This is a huge difference from last years pay-out and I know a lot of dairy farmers on the West Coast will be ecstatic at this announcement.

“Going into the New Year, with a good season so far, this will provide farmers with the opportunity to pay down debt, which was largely taken on from the drought and flood last year.

“Thankfully this year it has been a bumper season, which with this pay-out will put farmers in a good position going forward.

“Farmers need to budget sensibly allowing for any surprises next year and their tax bill,” concluded Mr Reynolds.


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