Announcement Brings More Certainty and Security for NZ Dairy
Announcement Brings More Certainty and Security for New Zealand Dairy
Fonterra’s annual results announced this morning will increase certainty and security for dairy farmers, in what has been a positive week for the industry.
The continued upward trend of the Global Dairy Trade auction on Wednesday, the modest increase in the payout announced yesterday and now today’s positive earnings result from Fonterra should help dairy farmers feel more confident about the future.
Federated Farmers dairy
group chair Andrew Hoggard says although the announcements
don’t mean farmers will be seeing "cheques in the mail"
any time soon, it does mean they can have confidence in the
direction of the industry.
"Farmers own Fonterra, and today’s result shows our co-op is performing strongly on the world stage."
It is particularly positive to see the
cost-saving programme undertaken by the company has been
effective and company debt has been significantly
"Fonterra’s profits are eventually returned to farmers, and are spent in the New Zealand economy, so this is positive news for all of us," Andrew says.