Skellerup chief executive David Mair says the industrial division's earnings has validated the company's investment into it.

Skellerup shares hit record after a 31% first-half profit jump

Thu 15 Feb

The industrial division is the star performer but agri also did well.

Dairy analyst Jane Li says Fonterra will not like this plan.

Beingmate’s future direction cause for concern for Fonterra

Fri 9 Feb 7

If Beingmate abandons its brand ownership to concentrate on contract manufacturing for third parties, it won’t need a distribution channel anymore.

Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says "Fonterra is our biggest and best company but it shouldn't take for granted the advantages it has through legislation."

O'Connor wants broad review of Fonterra's enabling legislation, sector dynamics

Thu 8 Feb 2

Damien O'Connor says National's bill "did look at some of the important issues" but "had been too gutless" on tackling others.

AgriHQ dairy analyst Amy Castleton says buyers seem more nervous that they will not be able to fulfil their requirements.

Dairy prices climb for third straight auction

Wed 7 Feb

Volumes of skim milk powder and butter pulled back.

Open Country Dairy chairman Laurie Margrain says "We've got more of the market than a year ago and hugely more than 10 years ago."

Open Country revenue tops $1b

Fri 2 Feb

Profits falls as costs rise.

Southern Pastures executive chairman Prem Maan says "We foresee massive disruption in the lower value commodity markets from the likes of synthetic proteins and factory farming."

Lewis Road investor Southern Pastures ties up with Westland Milk

Wed 31 Jan 2

If the Westland joint venture goes ahead, Southern Pastures would supply some of the milk produced at those Canterbury farms into Lewis Road products.


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