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The New Zealand dairy industry

France, Nadine(2011-01-01)


This case examines the New Zealand diary industry and the ethics of induction, the practice of inducing dairy cows to give birth before their natural gestation period. The first part of the case discusses the role of dairy in the New Zealand economy, and profiles New Zealand's largest company, Fonterra, as well as a number of smaller dairy companies set up to challenge Fonterra's dominance. The second part of the case discusses the practice of cow induction within the industry, including the impact on the health of the cow and the successive attempts to phase the practice out. This case, written for an undergraduate stage one class, is designed to provoke debate around the ethics of induction, particularly within the context of the importance of dairy in the New Zealand economy. Note: Taken from Secondary sources.

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Case Description
Business Case Study NoUA-2011-007
Number of Pages11
CategoryCase study
Teaching NotesNo
CompanyFonterra Co Operative Group Limited
Setting - CountryNew Zealand

SourceAuckland, NZ. Publisher: University of Auckland Business Case Centre. Pages: 1 - 12