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A research partnership our Co-op is a key member of has found that feeding cows plantain could reduce nitrogen leaching from dairy farms by 20-60%.
February 09, 2023
Mohi Beckham is going back to his roots using the Maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, to make positive changes to the way he farms.
June 23, 2022
2022 has been another impressive year for Fonterra farmers in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. All four of the main awards went to farmers supplying the Co-op or working on farms that do, with all four winners hailing from Canterbury.
May 16, 2022
A new project supported by Fonterra’s Living Water Partnership with the Department of Conservation will help on-farm advisors grow their understanding of biodiversity, with a view to further building biodiversity objectives into Farm Environment Plans.
January 17, 2022
We’ve recently reached the milestone of nine years since we started working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) through the Living Water partnership, which helps us identify and trial game-changing and scalable solutions that show dairying and freshwater can thrive together. While we’ve already made some incredible gains, there are more to come.
October 04, 2021
When the going gets tough, getting active in nature is a proven method of improving mental health, which is how Surfing for Farmers was started, to give farmers an outlet away from the pressures of work.
September 09, 2021
When Fonterra farmers were impacted by devastating floods that hit the Canterbury region in May, the Co-operative’s Emergency Response Team swung into action.
July 14, 2021
As a Co-op we’ve committed to 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025 and that means we’re always searching for methods to reduce waste.
June 29, 2021
Thousands of farmers and members of the public have been the first to experience a brand new addition to Fonterra’s milk tanker fleet at Fieldays in Waikato – an interactive showcase of what makes the Co-op Good Together.
June 19, 2021
When Temuka-based farmer Hamish Pearse suffered a devastating fire in his milking shed in February he witnessed first-hand the benefits of the co-operative spirit of his neighbours, friends and Fonterra.
June 08, 2021
New Plymouth’s TSB Stadium rang with the sounds of a mighty haka on Friday 14 May when the winners of the 2021 Ahuwhenua Trophy were announced.
May 27, 2021
Fonterra farmers impressed at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, winning all four 2021 main titles up for grabs, plus an NZDIA Lifetime Achievement Award.
May 24, 2021
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or in the case of this Hakataramea Valley farm, if it ain’t broke - think bigger and think differently.
May 17, 2021
A hat-trick. A trifecta. A three-peat.
Whatever you want to call it, Fonterra farmer John Wyatt has become the first person to ever accomplish it in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA).
April 23, 2021
666 km of running, kayaking, rafting, orienteering and mountain biking staged over eight days - there’s no doubt about it, GodZone is not for the faint of heart.
April 14, 2021
At Fonterra we care about the environment and the communities in which we operate. We’re always looking for ways to improve, and one area that’s always a focus for us is water.
February 09, 2021
Where milk comes from plays a part in what milk is best for you. Evidence continues to mount in favour of dairy products being an exceptional source of valuable nutrients.
December 17, 2020
Fonterra farmer-owners Tony and Fran Allcock have set up New Zealand’s very first “mootel”, saying it not only helps the environment, but it’s also kept their cows happy and business healthy.
December 15, 2020
Fonterra and Nestlé are teaming up with DairyNZ to expand a promising plantain trial to help improve waterways and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
December 14, 2020
When farmers have a beautiful property they’re proud of, sometimes they just want to share it with the world, and what better way to do that than playing host to one of the biggest women-only multi-sport events in the world.
December 07, 2020
In the seven years that Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have been working together through Living Water, important advancements have been made to help regenerate New Zealand’s precious natural resources.
December 01, 2020
COVID’s presented many challenges for businesses, and one of them is the inability to travel. So, when Fonterra’s research and development partner BY-HEALTH wanted to give its customers a glimpse of farming, New Zealand-style, they used live video technology to bridge the gap, taking the farm to the customers.
November 27, 2020
A truck pulls up to the cow shed, a pretty normal scene on a rural New Zealand dairy farm, but it’s not a tanker here to pick up the milk – it’s a delivery truck full of magazines.
November 20, 2020
They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change.
October 13, 2020
When COVID-19 ground his eight-year career as a pilot for Air New Zealand to a sudden halt, Henry Lambert decided to turn it into an opportunity for a complete change - to farming.
July 27, 2020
Hawke’s Bay farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson have led a clean sweep for Fonterra suppliers at the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.
July 06, 2020
‘Meat The Need’ was founded by South Island farmers Wayne Langford and Siobhan O'Malley.
June 08, 2020
The Southland floods left farmers with a big clean up – it’s taken a group effort to support them.
March 13, 2020
Christmas Day 2019 won’t be one that the family of dairy farming stalwart Tony Wilding will forget in a hurry.
February 13, 2020
Trish Rankin, the 2019 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year, attended last month’s Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Seminar in Boston.
February 10, 2020
Every year, our 68 Farm Source stores deliver everyday farming supplies, important services and advice, and a return to the Co-op’s bottom line.
December 30, 2019
Because what gets measured, gets managed
July 31, 2019
To solve some of dairy farming’s biggest sustainability challenges.
May 30, 2019
Every summer, Fonterra takes on two Agribusiness Interns to give them a feel for the business and what it’s like to be on the ground supporting our farmers.
March 27, 2019
On November 11th, 16 Fonterra farms all across New Zealand had more than 8,400 visitors who wanted to learn about how farmers work and how they care for their animals.
November 13, 2018
Utilising the genes of animals that produce less nitrogen could provide farmers with a breakthrough in managing on-farm greenhouse gas emissions. Two research projects are currently looking to see if there’s a link between the nitrogen content of milk and animal emissions and whether it’s possible to identify and then replicate genes in animals that might control how much nitrogen an animal gives off.
August 21, 2018
This month, Fonterra marks the one-year anniversary of TIAKI – our sustainable dairying programme that helps farmers make their operations more environmentally compliant. In doing so we will also celebrate more than 1,000 Fonterra farmers who now have a tailored improvement plan to help address environmental risks on-farm. Achieving this wasn’t easy and while a significant amount of progress was made pre-Tiaki it often felt like we were trying push a rock uphill. We knew there had to be a better way.
August 20, 2018
When 88-year-old Raglan farmer Jim Bardsley first started supplying Fonterra, he remembers separating his own milk.
June 11, 2018
It was a special night for Fonterra farmers at the Ahuwhenua Trophy awards evening in Christchurch on May 25. Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy announced Bay of Plenty shareholders, the Onuku Māori Lands Trust as the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Māori Excellence in Farming Award.
May 28, 2018
Fonterra farmers have a long history of success in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards and that tradition continued at the 2018 national finals on May 12. Check out the 2018 Award Winners.
May 15, 2018
New data indicates that the on-going work by farmers to protect our waterways is beginning to show. Over 98% of all significant waterways have been fenced and 95% of our farmers completed nitrogen management reports. Read more details and watch a TV1 news story with Our Stories.
April 17, 2018
Fonterra suppliers have taken home 29 of 33 regional titles at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. Winners include Share Farmer of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year, and Dairy Trainee of the Year.
March 28, 2018
Loshni Manikam is the 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year! In addition to milking 600 dairy cows with her husband, Manikam is the leader of Iceberg Coaching and a strategic consultant for Farmstrong.
March 23, 2018
Rachel Baker, Tracey Collis and Loshni Manikam have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Dairy Woman of the Year Award. Fonterra created the award in 2012 to recognise the cruical work of women in the dairy industry.
February 27, 2018
Hayden Fowles is a dairy farmer that uses drone technology to watch over his cows and keep them safe. Learn more about the benefits of drone technology and watch a video taken from Hayden's drone.
February 20, 2018
The Tiaki Sustainable Dairying Programme helps farmers stay ahead of expectations and requirements while increasing standards for customer and the dairy market. Read more about Tiaki on our website.
January 25, 2018
Daniel and Kirstin Wilks are full time dairy farmers for Fonterra, but in their free time, they teach and practice ballroom and Latin dancing. Read more about the couple's story on our website.
December 13, 2017
How a pioneering farmer in Southland turned his idea of generating electricity from effluent into reality.
November 09, 2017
Teaching the next generation about their natural environment is a big part of the philosophy of Kids Barn Childcare Centre in the Taranaki town of Hawera.
November 08, 2017
Farming runs in the Sulzberger family, and almost nine decades after they began farming, they still own the same farm in Urenui, Taranaki.
October 03, 2017
When the Hamills were looking into upgrading their cow shed, they shopped around. Have a look at the technology helping them to care for their cows better.
October 01, 2017
An act of generosity from a Fonterra farmer will mean more young people from our largest city can gain a greater understanding of what farming is all about.
Nominations have opened for the 2018 Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award.
September 18, 2017
Learn more about the ways that Fonterra farms are using their skills and knowledge to lead at the forefront of sustainable farming techniques and innovative farming technology.
May 17, 2017
Fonterra Shareholders’ Councillor Jessie Chan-Dorman has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Dairy Woman of the Year award.
May 12, 2017
The My Co-op app is quickly becoming the most popular source for farmers wanting the latest news and information about our Co-operative. More than 1250 news items have been posted on the app since it was launched.
May 10, 2017
Nearly two weeks after the Rangitaiki River breached its banks, flooding the Bay of Plenty town of Edgecumbe, Fonterra’s Farm Source regional sales manager Nigel O’Flaherty and the store manager Mark Lawrence were allowed in to see how the Farm Source Store had fared.
Jimmy Gerritsen recently invested in solar power to make his business friendlier to the environment. Find out how you could do the same.
May 03, 2017
Two Fonterra farmers have made the Grand Final of the 2017 FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.
Ohangai sheep, beef and dairy farmers Peter and Nicola Carver have won the Taranaki Ballance Farm Environment Awards.
April 13, 2017
Community leadership, a willingness to share knowledge and a passion for rural life are all qualities shared by the three Fonterra farmers who are finalists for the 2017 Dairy Community Leadership Award
April 11, 2017
The chance to show kids where milk really comes from brings a big smile to the faces of Fonterra farmers Bryce and Amanda Savage.
April 10, 2017
Do you think, in 100 years, will you still be able to do what you're doing? You get a question like that, and it makes you sit up and take notice.
April 01, 2017
Lisa and Paul Charmley won the LIC Dairy Farm Award and the Massey University Award for Innovation in 2017. Paul is a fourth generation farmer, and the couple has transitioned from more traditional methods to a high-tech business. Learn about how they maintain an efficient, tech-savvy farm on our website.
March 28, 2017
New technology solutions to on-farm problems such as water monitoring and grass measuring, may be just around the corner following last week’s successful hackathon in the Manawatu.
March 22, 2017