Dec 12 (Reuters) - Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd
* Fonterra confirms forecast farmgate milk price for DIRA
* Monthly advance rate schedule of payments to farmer announced in november remains unchanged
* "Confirmed the forecast farmgate milk price of $6.00 per kgms announced in November"
* Confirmed forecast earnings per share range for the 2017 financial year of 50 to 60 cents
* "Current forecast milk price continues to reflect improving global milk prices, due to lower supply from New Zealand, Australia and Europe"
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