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Why food producers must stay focused on climate change

From The disruption and uncertainty caused by Covid-19 have certainly not evaporated, even though we may be starting to live less restricted lives. Further darkening the cloud of Covid and inflationary pressures on our economy, we now have the Russia-Ukraine war with its terrible
Lewis Road Creamery salted butter

Premium Lewis Road Creamery export butter now on NZ shelves

Premium butter made from Lewis Road's parent Southern Pastures' cream, and sold under the Lewis Road Creamery brand, will now be available to New Zealanders. In 2020, the butter became the first, and remains the only, New Zealand dairy product to be stocked US-wide by Whole Foods.
cows on a Southern Pastures NZ GMO-Free dairy farm

It makes business sense to be GMO-free

This piece first appeared on Are we on the brink of doing the wrong thing for all the right reasons? I fear that there is an alliance developing, almost by stealth, that will foist genetically modified organisms (GMO) on New Zealand. The impetus appears
Nicole, Beekeeper at Southern Pastures NZ

NZ’s First Farm Sustainability Linked Loan

In a New Zealand first, ethical dairy investor Southern Pastures has entered into a three-year $50 million sustainability-linked farm loan with BNZ and its syndicate. Southern Pastures, owner of Lewis Road Creamery, will receive financial incentives for meeting new water quality and biodiversity targets and

Making Good Use Of A Crisis

One of New Zealand’s largest dairy farmers says the Covid-19 pandemic presents the country an opportunity to rethink its approach to on-farm sustainability. Southern Pastures Ltd believes more legislation isn’t the answer to sustainability challenges facing the sector and farmers should be part of the