tactics for tight times

  1. What does next season look like for your region?

    As part of its Tactics for Tight Times campaign DairyNZ has analysed what 2015-16 cashflows will look like for the average farmer in every dairying region and plotted that on a graph.


  2. Farmers' bank balances under severe pressure

    Industry body DairyNZ says bank balances for most dairy farmers will be heading south this winter and spring, producing some short-term but significant cashflow management challenges for farmers.


  3. Forewarned is forearmed

    DairyNZ is running a second series of on-farm Tactics for Tight Times events from April until June to support farmers through the low milk price season.


  4. Fertiliser costs - what to do in the downturn?

    When times are tight, good knowledge of your farm’s soils and intelligent use of fertilisers can save valuable dollars.


  5. Events aim to build confidence, aid decisions

    The first round of Tactics for Tight Times events have started – providing timely information to help farmers survive and thrive in a low milk price season.


  6. DairyNZ addresses price dip, drought

    DairyNZ has launched a campaign to help dairy farmers survive a tough season brought on by a low milk price and now drought.


  7. Farmers urged to plan feed for cows carefully

    Industry body DairyNZ is urging farmers facing drier than normal farming conditions to carefully consider how they make their feed planning decisions to keep cows in milk while maintaining their condition.


  8. Cost-effective expenditure will drive profitability

    In response to the low milk price, DairyNZ is pulling together research, data and lessons learned from similar seasons to help farmers prepare for 2015/16.


  9. Farmers will need tactics and supportive suppliers

    The drop in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 dairy farming season to $4.70 from $5.30 will test dairy farmers, and industry body DairyNZ is offering them some advice on tactics to cope with the challenging times ahead.


  10. Building resilience with low milk prices

    Resilient farm systems are able to manage and adapt to a reduced milk price while maintaining profitability. On some farms, costs may need to be removed this financial year to avoid a cash loss.


  11. Budgeting ahead for 2015/16

    Despite a favourable winter and early spring, this season’s reduced forecast milk price demonstrates how quickly things can change. DairyNZ economist Angie Fisher says planning for profit at a range of milk prices is key.