December 2018 Apiary Diary in General Beekeeping Posted December 6, 2018 · Edited December 6, 2018 by flash4cash 1 hour ago, M4tt said: You are spot on . However , I haven’t been part of Fonterra for over a decade . That makes no difference though as their blundering mismanagement along with the equally poorly managed crowd I supply has killed dairy for the small time dairy farmer now . I am about to dry off the last of our cows for the last time , in theory , but they are not sold and there is no market at all . Very interesting situation to find oneself in . There is no doubt in my mind that DGC has a very good working model , but I would caution their ambition of growth I am surprised about cow sales i would have thought with m bovis prices would go up. Since joinig DGC 12 years ago quota has grown from 1260 to 5500 tons. It is less risk now than then as we have more markets. Back 12 years ago Taiwan made up 50% of total sales. DGC is back to being debt free so is in a very strong finincal postion going forward. The current driers has the capacity to take us to 9800. We do need another canning plant though. They have brought the land for the expansion, 12 ha out Te rapa. Takes 7 years from start to go on a new drier so they start the process now.