Australian indices work: new research

Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
Australia's breeding indices work in identifying sires that produce more profitable herds, Professor Ben Hayes told the Herd 17 conference in March.
A niche Australian dairy powder maker Nature One Dairy has signed a strategic partnership with Chinese pharmacy giant Sinopharm.
12 Jun 17 A niche Australian dairy powder maker Nature One Dairy has signed a strategic partnership with Chinese pharmacy giant Sinopharm.
Murray Goulburn will sell the three milk processing facilities it is closing, including Edith Creek, but have not decided when the sale will happen.
12 Jun 17 Murray Goulburn will sell the three milk processing facilities it is closing, including Edith Creek, but have not decided when the sale will happen.
Fonterra’s managing director Rene Dedoncker has told an annual dairy breakfast the company would be “more vulnerable”, in the future.
09 Jun 17 Fonterra’s managing director Rene Dedoncker has told an annual dairy breakfast the company would be “more vulnerable”, in the future.
Introduction of a baseline for milk supply contracts has been flagged by Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh.
09 Jun 17 Introduction of a baseline for milk supply contracts has been flagged by Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC) Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh.
Burra Foods has announced an opening price of 45.45-$5.65 a kilogram milk solids (MS) - including a 40 cents/kg MS bonus for suppliers signing a three-year contract.
09 Jun 17 Burra Foods has announced an opening price of 45.45-$5.65 a kilogram milk solids (MS) - including a 40 cents/kg MS bonus for suppliers signing a three-year contract.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced an opening price of $5.50 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
09 Jun 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced an opening price of $5.50 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
Bega Cheese has announced an opening price of $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
08 Jun 17 Bega Cheese has announced an opening price of $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
Murray Goulburn's new chief executive officer Ari Mervis has apologised for comments he made about the farm cost of production.
08 Jun 17 Murray Goulburn's new chief executive officer Ari Mervis has apologised for comments he made about the farm cost of production.
Dairy prices have continued to rise for the sixth consecutive time, edging up 0.6 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction.
07 Jun 17 Dairy prices have continued to rise for the sixth consecutive time, edging up 0.6 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction.
Murray Goulburn's decision to offer dairyfarmers a lower-than-expected milk price has set the scene for a major upheaval of the dairy industry, as rival processors weigh up whether to break ranks and exact further pain on the besieged co-operative by offering a higher price.
07 Jun 17 Murray Goulburn's decision to offer dairyfarmers a lower-than-expected milk price has set the scene for a major upheaval of the dairy industry, as rival processors weigh up whether to...
The difficult 2016-17 season experienced by many Victorian dairyfarmers has hit farm cash-flows, farmer confidence and overall milk production, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report released on Wednesday.
07 Jun 17 The difficult 2016-17 season experienced by many Victorian dairyfarmers has hit farm cash-flows, farmer confidence and overall milk production, according to Dairy Australia’s latest...
Murray Goulburn has announced a $4.70 a kilogram milk solids (MS) opening milk price for next season.
06 Jun 17 Murray Goulburn has announced a $4.70 a kilogram milk solids (MS) opening milk price for next season.
A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
06 Jun 17 A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
Burra Foods is offering new and existing suppliers a 40 cents a kilogram payment at the start of the 2017/18 season if they sign a three-year supply contract.
05 Jun 17 Burra Foods is offering new and existing suppliers a 40 cents a kilogram payment at the start of the 2017/18 season if they sign a three-year supply contract.
Murray-Darling Basin states and the Commonwealth were close to an agreement on the final water savings, due to be delivered by the end of the month, according to Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville.
05 Jun 17 Murray-Darling Basin states and the Commonwealth were close to an agreement on the final water savings, due to be delivered by the end of the month, according to Victorian Water Minister...
THE live export industry is set to implement a statutory $6/head Dairy Cattle Export Charge.
05 Jun 17 THE live export industry is set to implement a statutory $6/head Dairy Cattle Export Charge.
Australia’s biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced it will be deleting some of its product lines, later this year, as it closes Tasmania’s Edith Creek factory.
05 Jun 17  1 Australia’s biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced it will be deleting some of its product lines, later this year, as it closes Tasmania’s Edith Creek factory.
DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
03 Jun 17 DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
THE RSPCA cannot regulate the farm sector, while it continues to lobby against the very industries it wants to police, a parliamentary inquiry into the animal welfare group has been told.
02 Jun 17  1 THE RSPCA cannot regulate the farm sector, while it continues to lobby against the very industries it wants to police, a parliamentary inquiry into the animal welfare group has been told.
There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
02 Jun 17 There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
Lion Dairy & Drinks has launched a campaign to remind Australians why milk matters.
01 Jun 17  1 Lion Dairy & Drinks has launched a campaign to remind Australians why milk matters.
DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
01 Jun 17 DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.  | VIDEO: Drone flying over ryegrass...
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Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
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The processors have not got used to the idea that the supermarkets have 'disrupted' their
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This why if you own and control the selling platform in a free and supposedly open market, You
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What I find confusion and strange is that the NEW AUSTRALIAN DAIRY PLAN has not got any form or
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
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...