Absolutely Positively Dairy

Payout signal maybe a bit light at the moment, but the long term future of dairy farming in NZ has had some great shots in the arm of late:

  • Open Country dairy to double size of the Wanganui milk powder drying capacity – great news for Wanganui jobs too
  • Fonterra upgrade at Pahiatua is well underway – more jobs for Pahiatua and more milk processed locally
  • A $555 MILLION spendup at Fonterra’s Lichfield and Edendale plants
  • A new JV in China by Fonterra investing $615 MILLION

If dairy was a sunset industry they would be “mining” the current assets and running plants to overflow. So if you were thinking of dairy farm investment, the above should give great confidence as to its long term development and stability.


About Robert Dabb

Mobile 027 255 3992
Office 06 323 3363
Home 06 353 0298
Email: robertd@ruralandlifestylesales.com

Robert has been involved in the rural sector his whole working life. This includes as a Farm Consultant, specialising in dairy and a Regional Manager for Fonterra Co-operative Group from 2000 through to 2006 and has been in real estate since then. He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from Massey University. With a wide network of contacts across rural industry, he is well positioned to professionally profile rural properties.