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Colin van der Geest is dairy farmer based on the West Coast. He spoke to RNZ's Maja Burry about why he made the decision to back the sale of Westland Milk Products to China's Yili conglomerate. Audio
Hundreds of West Coast dairy farmers have voted to sell 150-year-old dairy co-op Westland Milk Products to the Chinese conglomerate Yili for nearly half-a-billion-dollars. Audio
Dairy co-operative Westland Milk Products has signed a conditional sale deal with Chinese dairy producer Yili. Audio
The Westland dairy factory has ground to a halt because of powers cuts, and says some farmers will have to dump milk.
Westland Milk Products, the country's second largest dairy company, says it's "bitterly disappointed" it will only pay farmers $5.18/kg of milk solids.
New Zealand's second largest dairy company, Westland Milk Products, has returned to profit on the back of better prices, higher revenue and cost cutting. Audio
New Zealand's second largest dairy co-operative lost more than $14 million in the 2015/16 season and is reviewing staff roles.
A dairy farmer who supplies Westland Milk Products says Canterbury suppliers might jump ship because the co-operative is not paying enough.
Synlait Milk has increased its forecast milk price from $5 to $6 per kilo of milk solids for the 2016/17 season.
The country's second biggest dairy company, Westland Milk Products, is looking to a lift in income from a joint venture with a Chinese company, which will make and sell infant formula. Audio
The country's second biggest dairy company Westland Milk Products is to forma joint venture with a Chinese owned company, Ausnutria, to make and can infant formula. Audio
The country's second biggest dairy co-operative, Westland Milk Products, has confirmed a payout for the 2015-16 season of 3-dollars-87 a kilo of milk solids. Audio
Another dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, is signalling jobs are likely to go, as it tries to cut costs during the global dairy downturn. Audio
The country's second biggest dairy co-operative, Westland Milk Products, is picking a better payout for its farmers in the forthcoming season. Audio