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Bob Edlin

New Zealand-based Bob is a seasoned agri-business journalist who writes extensively on dairy sector politics, economics, trade and science.
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Sheep's cheese (and powder) are NZ's new dairy frontier

Sheep – bit by bit – are encroaching on pastures that have made the Waikato the heart of New Zealand’s dairy industry.

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Fonterra NZ dairy share to shrink further, says report

Forecasts in the latest annual review of New Zealand’s dairy industry by Wellington-based economic consultants show milk volumes processed by Fonterra will fall by around 1 billion litres through to 2020.

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Is booming NZ dairy investment a dryer too far?

While New Zealand edges towards ‘peak milk’, there is a national debate over whether processing capacity will outstrip supply as investments in new facilities proliferate.

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Major cattle cull as New Zealand battles disease spread

New Zealand has ordered its biggest cattle cull yet in an attempt to eradicate mycoplasma bovis (MPB) – a disease that causes illnesses such as udder infection, abortion, arthritis and pneumonia.
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Dairy relief after NZ poll, but eco questions linger

New Zealand's dairy industry is facing more and more environmental challenges. So what will the election of a more left-wing regime mean for the sector going forward?
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New Zealand dairy future hangs on political talks

The future direction of New Zealand dairying – including a controversial ‘water tax – hangs on political talks after the country’s inconclusive election result.

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