Dairy farmer Alex Huisman is no stranger to milking three times a day. However, he fine-tuned the process, adding a third milking for 84 high production cows from his herd of 150 head.
The flagship whole milk powder price index was up 2.9%, to US$2760/tonne.
The GDT price index rose 1.4% at the latest auction, following a 3% cent dip in the previous auction- which ended a run of price increases. WMP prices had dipped 3.8% in the previous auction.
The latest price rise could be attributed to supply concerns out of New Zealand; prolonged wet weather in the North Island is affecting milk production.
Ched index down 3.7%, average price US$3,290/MT
LAC index up 5.6%, average price US$780/MT
RenCas index down 4.5%, average price US$6,286/MT
SMP index down 0.3%, average price US$2,204/MT
WMP index up 2.9%, average price US$2,760/MT