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Fonterra gets behind on-farm health and safety initiative

We’re joining with other organisations across New Zealand’s agricultural sector to get behind a new initiative aimed at ensuring better health and safety outcomes for farming communities.

July 05, 2023


Fonterra farmers to the fore at NZ Dairy Awards

Fonterra farmers continued their strong history in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards, winning all three national titles at a gala dinner in Auckland.

May 15, 2023


Co-op suppliers win 80% of 2023 regional dairy awards

Fonterra farmers have claimed more than three quarters of the 2023 regional New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards titles.

March 28, 2023


Plantain partnership delivers promising results

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


Farmer Mohi Beckham is Embracing Traditional Māori Farming on the Modern Farm

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


Co-op clean sweep at National Dairy Awards 

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


Fonterra brings biodiversity to the forefront of farms

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


Celebrating nine years of the Living Water partnership

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


Surf and turf

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