Columns on Fonterra usually receive heated and emotional responses and the reaction to last week's article was no exception.

These comments can be divided into two general groups.

The first group is made up of readers who totally concur with the view that Fonterra's performance has been extremely disappointing.


The other group, consisting mainly of co-op shareholders, argue that they are fed up with the negative portrayal of the dairy giant in the media.

The latter group usually state that they are happy with the farmgate milk price and, as far as they are concerned, this is the most