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Farm

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

Farm

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

Sustainability

A new phase begins in Fonterra seaweed trial aiming to reduce on-farm emissions 

In 2020, we entered a partnership with Sea Forest to see if using Asparagopsis seaweed as a supplement feed for dairy cows could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This trial now enters its next phase including a new agreement allowing Fonterra farmers first access to this potential new seaweed solution.

April 29, 2022

Sustainability

World Water Day: Prioritising water initiatives

Today is World Water Day, a day that highlights the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s theme, Groundwater – making the invisible visible, is a significant focus for the Co-op in achieving our sustainability targets.

March 22, 2022

Sustainability

Fonterra set to be home to NZ’s first electric milk tanker – here’s 10 facts

More than 100 years ago, Fonterra’s Waitoa site had New Zealand’s largest fleet of electric milk trucks. Fast-forward to 2022, the site is set to welcome New Zealand’s first modern electric milk tanker. 

February 25, 2022

Sustainability

Awards Roll In For NZMP’s Organic Butter - Carbonzero™ Certified

Hot on the heels of winning the ‘Sustainability Innovation Award’ at Food Ingredients Europe 2021, NZMP’s Organic Butter - carbonzero™ certified has won the ‘Most Innovative Dairy Product Award’ at the Gulfood Innovation Awards 2022.

February 21, 2022

Aotearoa

Carbonzero Simply Milk range expands

The range of carbonzero Simply Milk is expanding to include a 3-litre bottle size following the success of the inaugural 2-litre bottles.

February 15, 2022

Farm

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

Sustainability

Reaching new sustainability heights by saving tyres

Fonterra’s reaching new sustainability and safety heights by the way it’s saving tanker tyres. By changing the way it monitors tyre tread wear, for greater optimisation, 2,900 tyres have been saved over the course of one year.

December 06, 2021