Supermarkets defend $1 milk

More consumers are choosing to support dairyfarmers by ignoring $1-a-litre supermarket own brand milk, according to the retail giants at an inquiry into farmgate milk prices.
More consumers are choosing to support dairyfarmers by ignoring $1-a-litre supermarket own brand milk, according to the retail giants at an inquiry into farmgate milk prices.
The head of Fonterra’s Australian operations, Judith Swales, has told a Senate inquiry the company warned the milk price was not sustainable.
16 Nov 16 The head of Fonterra’s Australian operations, Judith Swales, has told a Senate inquiry the company warned the milk price was not sustainable.
Murray Goulburn (MG) chairman Phillip Tracy has told a Senate inquiry the co-operative had started a review of its milk price payment mechanism.
16 Nov 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) chairman Phillip Tracy has told a Senate inquiry the co-operative had started a review of its milk price payment mechanism.
The New Zealand earthquake did not play a part in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction result, which saw dairy prices rise for the third consecutive fortnight, according to NZ ASB analyst Nathan Penny.
16 Nov 16 The New Zealand earthquake did not play a part in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction result, which saw dairy prices rise for the third consecutive fortnight, according to NZ ASB analyst...
Some ugly numbers in a bumper payout year convinced the Ferris family to take the palm kernel truck off speed dial and go all-grass dairyfarming.
15 Nov 16 Some ugly numbers in a bumper payout year convinced the Ferris family to take the palm kernel truck off speed dial and go all-grass dairyfarming.
The Caldermeade Farm & Cafe in Victoria's Gippsland, an hour outside Melbourne, is on sale with price expectations between $6 million and $7 million.
15 Nov 16 The Caldermeade Farm & Cafe in Victoria's Gippsland, an hour outside Melbourne, is on sale with price expectations between $6 million and $7 million.
The managing director of the beleaguered Victorian milk broker National Dairy, Tony Esposito, has said the company would survive, despite losing suppliers.
14 Nov 16 The managing director of the beleaguered Victorian milk broker National Dairy, Tony Esposito, has said the company would survive, despite losing suppliers.  | NDP on verge of collapse:... 
Allora, Qld, brothers Andrew and Chris Mullins have been operating as a dairy partnership for nine years and during this time they have focused intensively on how they manage their forage base and feeding systems.
14 Nov 16 Allora, Qld, brothers Andrew and Chris Mullins have been operating as a dairy partnership for nine years and during this time they have focused intensively on how they manage their...
At a time when Australia’s dairy industry has been under unprecedented pressure, dairy farmers of the NSW Mid Coast have rallied with Hunter Local Land Services (Hunter LLS) to start the innovative Mid-Coast Adaptable Dairy Farming Systems Project.
13 Nov 16 At a time when Australia’s dairy industry has been under unprecedented pressure, dairy farmers of the NSW Mid Coast have rallied with Hunter Local Land Services (Hunter LLS) to start the...
Ross McInnes has stepped down as the chairman of Subtropical Dairy Programme after seven years.
12 Nov 16 Ross McInnes has stepped down as the chairman of Subtropical Dairy Programme after seven years.
Suppliers of Victorian milk broker National Dairy Products (NDP) say the company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, with many already switching processors.
11 Nov 16 Suppliers of Victorian milk broker National Dairy Products (NDP) say the company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, with many already switching processors.
Grasses of the future will make animals healthier, more productive and reduce their impact on the environment.
11 Nov 16 Grasses of the future will make animals healthier, more productive and reduce their impact on the environment.
MANY will recall this extraordinary sequence of events: In July 2015 record frosts were followed by the biggest August snowfall in years and subsequently soils were colder and wetter for longer than usual in early spring.
10 Nov 16 MANY will recall this extraordinary sequence of events: In July 2015 record frosts were followed by the biggest August snowfall in years and subsequently soils were colder and wetter for...
THE US farm sector faces an anxious wait to see what President-elect Donald Trump’s ultimate position will be on trade policy, while leading a powerful Republican administration buoyed by his shock victory at yesterday’s election.
10 Nov 16 THE US farm sector faces an anxious wait to see what President-elect Donald Trump’s ultimate position will be on trade policy, while leading a powerful Republican administration buoyed...
Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative’s (DFMC) new executive officer Mark Kebbell hits the ground running this week at the farmer-run supply group’s annual convention in Brisbane.
09 Nov 16 Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative’s (DFMC) new executive officer Mark Kebbell hits the ground running this week at the farmer-run supply group’s annual convention in Brisbane.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed it’s promised dairy industry inquiry is to investigate competition between milk processors including contracts between processors and farmers.
09 Nov 16 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed it’s promised dairy industry inquiry is to investigate competition between milk processors including contracts...
Gippsland’s Macalister Demonstration Farm has been chosen as the site for a national project, using an extended network of properties to see how to get the best results, no matter what irrigation system was used.
08 Nov 16 Gippsland’s Macalister Demonstration Farm has been chosen as the site for a national project, using an extended network of properties to see how to get the best results, no matter what...
Murray Goulburn may be forced to write off the full amount of the support package provided earlier in the year to its milk suppliers after the group acknowledged that the $183 million scheme was adding to the financial pressures on dairy farmers in Victoria.
07 Nov 16 Murray Goulburn may be forced to write off the full amount of the support package provided earlier in the year to its milk suppliers after the group acknowledged that the $183 million...
October saw nearly triple the month’s long-term average inflows in the River Murray system, after heavy rain in the catchments.
07 Nov 16 October saw nearly triple the month’s long-term average inflows in the River Murray system, after heavy rain in the catchments.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has returned to profit, citing a lower farmgate milk price as one of the key factors.
07 Nov 16 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has returned to profit, citing a lower farmgate milk price as one of the key factors.
The first 60 grant applications, under the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) dairy fund have been approved.
04 Nov 16 The first 60 grant applications, under the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) dairy fund have been approved.
The founding chairman of a group set up by Andrew Forrest to promote better food safety between Australia and China has been ensnared in one of the biggest milk powder scandals to hit the latter country in recent years.
04 Nov 16 The founding chairman of a group set up by Andrew Forrest to promote better food safety between Australia and China has been ensnared in one of the biggest milk powder scandals to hit...
HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
03 Nov 16 HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural company Gallagher.
03 Nov 16 Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural...
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While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right. 
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing...
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Give them the increase. It is only 10c a litre. I would happily pay 50c a litre increase and I
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Mr Irvin seems to be talking up the milk price, on behalf of the farmers or is he just saying
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production...
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...