Where there’s milk . . .

The grapevine reckoned that Don Brash and Keith Turner (former National leader and CE of Meridian Energy respectively) had been showing interest in a dairy farm that’s for sale in our neighbourhood.

The farm’s still on the market but Rural News reports  that the two men are directors of New Zealand Milk which is planning to build a factory to produce skim and whole milk powder near Glenavy, just north of the Waitaki river.

If it goes ahead, South Canterbury suppliers will be spoiled for choice. New Zealand Dairies has a factory at Studholme, near Waimate, and Fonterra has a factory at Clandeboye, north of Timaru. 

In spite of the uncertain outlook for commodities in international markets, this indicates that there’s still plenty of people who believe that where there’s milk there’s money to be made.

2 Responses to Where there’s milk . . .

  1. barry says:

    Good on them and i wish them well. Fonterra is a mega disaster for the dairy industry – top heavy, removed from the farmers, arrogant, etc. The more small dairy companies we see around the country the better.
    Fonterra’s main achievement last year – Sanlu. Tatua’s main achievement – cheese in a can.
    Big companies cannot be innovative. there is so much political pressure to remain ‘mainstream’ that everyone is too frightened to look out side the corporate box.
    Bring on the small innovators, people with ideas and energy to do really new things.

  2. […] Ele draws attention to a Rural News report about former National leader Don Brash and Meridian CEO Keith Turner being directors of New Zealand Milk which is planning to build a factory to produce skim and whole milk powder near Glenavy, just north of the Waitaki river. […]

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