References and Reading

Dairy Industry Information Sources
Recent analysis of agriculture and/or looking forward:
Dairy Australia Situation and Outlook, June 2007:
http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,...
MAF Situation Outlook for Agriculture:
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/statistics-and-forecasts/sonzaf/
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2006-2015:
http://www.agri-outlook.org/dataoecd/41/21/37038911.pdf
Food and Beverage Industry Report: http://www.nzte.govt.nz/section/13685.aspx
Food and Beverage Industry Report - dissenting view: http://www.nzte.govt.nz/common/files/fbtaskforce-recommendations.pdf
Commercial banks published analysis of agriculture

These articles suggest both major opportunities and potential threats to ruminant livestock production depending on how resource use is adapted:
Resource Allocation Optimisation – The New Zealand Dairy Industry, August 2007. Report for MAF Policy.
Livestock's Long Shadow:
http://www.virtualcentre.org/en/library/key_pub/longshad/A0701E00.pdf
Growing for Good: Intensive farming, sustainability and New Zealand's environment, November 2004. Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment:
http://pce.govt.nz/reports/allreports/1_877274_45_3.pdf

Background to NZ agriculture and the dairy industry:
Julia Hall and Grant M Scobie, 2006. The Role of R&D in Productivity Growth: The Case of Agriculture in New Zealand: 1927 to 2001:
http://www.treasury.govt.nz/workingpapers/2006/wp06-01.asp
MAF on Co-operatives:
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/profitability-and-economics/trend...
Sharing the Sheep, October 2004. Gareth Morgan on NZ Co-operatives:
http://nbr.infometrics.co.nz/sharing-the-sheep_953.html
Dexcel’s Economic Survey of owner Operator Dairy farms2005 – Summary:
http://www.dexcel.co.nz/main.cfm?id=74&lid=53
Nicola Shadbolt & John Gardiner. Farm Investments: Alternative ownership Structures that Address the Liquidity versus Profitability Conundrum. Journal of International Farm management Vol. 3 No. 3 – July 2006:
http://ifmaonline.org/pdf/journals/Vol3Ed3_Shadbolt_Gardner.pdf
Con Hurley, Dairy Editor, Irish Farmers Journal, Dairy Farming Annual (1995). Higher Milk Prices, Higher Profits or Higher costs? Lessons for New Zealand from developments in the Irish Dairy Industry.

RBNZ – Financial Stability Reports, analysis, Sector Debt. Assessments of agricultural features quite strongly in these:
Reserve Bank – Financial Stability Report, May 2006: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/finstab/fsreport/2578558.pdf
Reserve Bank – Financial Stability Report, November 2006: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/finstab/fsreport/2866314.pdf
Reserve Bank – Financial Stability Report, May 2007: http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/finstab/fsreport/3011386.pdf
Reserve Bank - Registered Banks, Sectoral Analysis of NZ Dollar Funding and Claims (monthly updates in Excel):
http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/monfin/rbssr/rbssrpartd/download.html
Agriculture, Monetary Policy and the Economy. Speech to Federated Farmers, 18th July 2006. An address by Dr Alan Bollard, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand:
http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/speeches/2682999.html

Dairy Industry information to assist in assessing performance:
Fonterra annual and statutory reports:
http://www.fonterra.com/wps/wcm/connect/fonterracom/fonterra.com/Our+Bus...
Arla, and annual reports:
http://www.arlafoods.com/APPL/HJ/HJ202COM/HJ202D01.NSF?Open
Westland information (limited):
http://www.westland.co.nz/
NZ Dairy Board and dairy cooperative reports to 2001 (hard copies only).
Address by Andrew Ferrier, CEO, Fonterra Co-operative Group to the University of Auckland Business School's “New Hemisphere” Speaker Series 10th June 2004:
http://www.uabr.auckland.ac.nz/files/articles/Volume6/v6i2-fonterras-fut...
Adrie Zwanenberg – Advice to the NZ Dairy Industry, Countrywide article January 2005:
http://www.country-wide.co.nz/article/3026.html
Con Hurley, Dairy Editor, Irish Farmers Journal, Dairy Farming Annual (1995). Higher Milk Prices, Higher Profits or Higher costs? Lessons for New Zealand from developments in the Irish Dairy Industry.

Background to the formation of a Mega Co-operative:
Draft Commerce Commission determination in the matter of an application for authorisation of a business acquisition involving:
NEW ZEALAND DAIRY BOARD
KAIKOURA CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED
KIWI CO-OPERATIVE DAIRIES COMPANY LIMITED
MARLBOROUGH CHEESE CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED
THE NEW ZEALAND CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED
NORTHLAND CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED
SOUTH ISLAND DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED
TASMAN MILK PRODUCTS LIMITED
TATUA CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED
WESTLAND CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED
SOUTH ISLAND DAIRY CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED
http://www.comcom.govt.nz/PublicRegisters/ContentFiles/Documents/3388dr.pdf
Dairy Industry Merger Evaluation - Evaluation of the December 2000 Dairy Industry Merger Package From The Perspective of Competition Policy
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/profitability-and-economics/produ...
Global Dairy Company – A Trojan horse for privilege, Gareth Morgan
http://articles.garethmorgan.com/global-dairy-company---a-trojan-horse-f...
Dairy Bubble being Inflated by Xenophobia of Agrarian Politics, Gareth Morgan
http://nbr.infometrics.co.nz/dairy-bubble-being-inflated-by-xenophobia-o...
Executive Papers, Hon Jim Sutton regards Global dairy Company Merger
http://www.executive.govt.nz/minister/sutton/gdc/index.html
DIRA and amendments and proposed amendments
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2001/0051/latest/DLM106751.htm...
DIRA and amendments and proposed amendments as PDFs
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2001/0051/latest/versions.aspx

Base information to understanding entrained thinking, innovation or power in business realtionships:
David Snowden, Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity. Complex Knowledge
D.J. Snowden, Special Edition Journal of Knowledge Management Vol 6, No 2, 2002 (May) Complex Acts of Knowing: Paradox and Descriptive Self-awareness. Third Generation Knowledge Management
Andrew Cox, Chris Lonsdale, Joe Sanderson and Glyn Watson, 2004 Business Relationships for Competitive Advantage – Managing Alignment and Misalignment in buyer and Suppler Transactions. This is relevant to understanding power relationships in supply chains