Fonterra's Head of Farm Source for Canterbury Charles Fergusson caught up with The Country Early Edition's Andy Thompson for an update on the latest from the dairy co-operative.

As today's interview is the last one for the year, Charles takes the opportunity to reflect on how 2017 has gone in Canterbury and the rest of New Zealand, highlighting the positive things Fonterra has done this year.

On of the biggest challenges faced by Fonterra's farmers is Mycoplasma bovis and Charles urges people to be vigilant with biosecurity.

Finally Charles tells Andy what Fonterra is planning to focus on for 2018.


Listen below: