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Farm consultant Gary Massicks says the feed cupboard is bare for many downland Manawatu farmers. Audio
Kathryn Ryan talks with agri-business consultant Alison Dewes and Federated Farmers' Dairy Chair Andrew Hoggard, about how the decline in imports of palm kernel extract. Imports of palm kernel extract… Audio
The fate of 23,000 tonnes of palm kernel extract is set to be decided in the next couple of days, with MPI refusing to disclose who the importer is.
The fate of a cargo ship that has been barred from entering New Zealand for nearly a month will be decided in the next few days, officials say.
Farmers say they're going to need an incentive from large companies like Fonterra if they're to follow in the footsteps of Landcorp and phase out the controversial use of palm kernel. Audio
Landcorp will stop using controversial palm kernel as a supplementary feed on its farms from June next year.
Fonterra's move to limit the amount of palm kernel expeller fed to dairy cows has come as a surprise, the New Zealand Veterinary Association says.
Fonterra is encouraging farmers to limit palm kernel extract as a supplementary feed for dairy cows.