Fonterra expands Cobden storage facility

A shift by consumers to eat more natural foods such as Western Star butter underpinned Fonterra’s decision to build new $6.2 million cold storage facilities at Cobden, Victoria, Fonterra Cobden plant manager Bruce Manson says.
A shift by consumers to eat more natural foods such as Western Star butter underpinned Fonterra’s decision to build new $6.2 million cold storage facilities at Cobden, Victoria, Fonterra Cobden plant manager Bruce Manson says.
Flood-affected farmers in the Lismore, NSW, local government area have been told they can apply for grants up to $10,000 with other council areas yet to be assessed.
29 Apr 17 Flood-affected farmers in the Lismore, NSW, local government area have been told they can apply for grants up to $10,000 with other council areas yet to be assessed.
THE competition watch-dog has announced it is taking legal action against Murray Goulburn following an investigation into last year’s dairy industry crisis but won’t be pursuing claims against another milk processor Fonterra Australia.
28 Apr 17 THE competition watch-dog has announced it is taking legal action against Murray Goulburn following an investigation into last year’s dairy industry crisis but won’t be pursuing claims...
Investors were breathing a sigh of relief that Donald Trump averted any immediate trade showdown with China, but disturbing signs are emerging of a new unlikely trade war between the United States and Canada.
28 Apr 17 Investors were breathing a sigh of relief that Donald Trump averted any immediate trade showdown with China, but disturbing signs are emerging of a new unlikely trade war between the...
Burra Foods suppliers will receive their Burra Supply Incentive in their milk payments from next month, rather than having to wait until the end of the season.
28 Apr 17 Burra Foods suppliers will receive their Burra Supply Incentive in their milk payments from next month, rather than having to wait until the end of the season.
Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has announced the appointment of David Inall as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
27 Apr 17 Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has announced the appointment of David Inall as its new chief executive officer (CEO).
A South Australian Dairy Industry Fund project exploring what farmers want to see in their contractual arrangements with milk processors is attracting national interest.
27 Apr 17 A South Australian Dairy Industry Fund project exploring what farmers want to see in their contractual arrangements with milk processors is attracting national interest.
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation has announced that four Tertiary Scholarships have been awarded to students undertaking study in 2017.
27 Apr 17 The Gardiner Dairy Foundation has announced that four Tertiary Scholarships have been awarded to students undertaking study in 2017.
The A2 Milk Company is more upbeat about nutritional formula sales to China having previously warned it was anticipating lower sales in the second half of 2016-17 than the first half.
26 Apr 17 The A2 Milk Company is more upbeat about nutritional formula sales to China having previously warned it was anticipating lower sales in the second half of 2016-17 than the first half.
Bega Cheese says it is on track to wrap up its purchase of Mondelez’s Kraft brand grocery business in Australia and New Zealand on or before June 30.
26 Apr 17 Bega Cheese says it is on track to wrap up its purchase of Mondelez’s Kraft brand grocery business in Australia and New Zealand on or before June 30.
DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.
24 Apr 17 DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to...
A FAIR Milk Price Logo Bill would help south-west dairy farmers, but more sweeping changes are needed, according to a south-west dairy farmer.
21 Apr 17 A FAIR Milk Price Logo Bill would help south-west dairy farmers, but more sweeping changes are needed, according to a south-west dairy farmer.
The federal government’s sudden cancellation of the 457 skilled migrant visa program is spreading uncertainty and concern among dairy industry players.
21 Apr 17 The federal government’s sudden cancellation of the 457 skilled migrant visa program is spreading uncertainty and concern among dairy industry players.
The dairy sector has sought urgent clarification on planned changes to 457 visas.
20 Apr 17 The dairy sector has sought urgent clarification on planned changes to 457 visas.
World dairy prices increased again overnight - and now sit 38 per cent higher than the same time last year.
19 Apr 17 World dairy prices increased again overnight - and now sit 38 per cent higher than the same time last year.
FORMER federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb says previous negotiations he spearheaded to conclude a trade deal with India came down to about 20 core issues but the talks stalled due to resistance by the Indian bureaucracy, rather than political forces.
17 Apr 17 FORMER federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb says previous negotiations he spearheaded to conclude a trade deal with India came down to about 20 core issues but the talks stalled due to...
Clicking the ‘I agree’ box on digital farming software could see some farmers giving away their valuable farm data, according to a leading legal academic.
13 Apr 17 Clicking the ‘I agree’ box on digital farming software could see some farmers giving away their valuable farm data, according to a leading legal academic.
One year on from the dairy crisis and the industry is at a vital crossroads.
12 Apr 17 One year on from the dairy crisis and the industry is at a vital crossroads.
Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
11 Apr 17 Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
11 Apr 17 The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
10 Apr 17 Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting scandal rocked its Chinese joint-venture partner Beingmate Baby & Child in 2016.
10 Apr 17 Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting...
Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
07 Apr 17 Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
07 Apr 17 Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
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Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year. 
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing...
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"Aldi brags on its website that the majority of its brands are sourced from Australian
VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens’ success in raising $2 million.03 Apr 17 VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech...
Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity. 
30 Mar 17 Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...