Dairy NZ chief: Milk price forecasts good for farmers, still face other concerns

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Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 5:45PM
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Dairy NZ chief: Milk price forecasts good for farmers, still face other concerns

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 5:45PM

Increased forecast milk payments are a boost for farmers who still face other concerns.  

Fonterra has increased its forecast farmgate milk price  to a mid-point of $8.40/kg of milk solids, matching the previous highest pay out. 

Dairy NZ chief executive Tim Mackle told Heather du Plessis Allan it's good, but farmers are still toughing it. 

“They’re concerned about other things like being understaffed or even issues around regulation, we’ve seen a tsunami of regulation come at them, and Covid uncertainty, they’re feeling it too.” 

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