Retaining workers a matter of skills

In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities as well as farms.
In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities as well as farms.
Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
26 Jul 16 Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has struck a deal to sell its premium milk brand Camperdown Dairy Co in 220 Woolworths supermarkets in Victoria.
25 Jul 16 The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has...
A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
22 Jul 16 A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
21 Jul 16 The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
21 Jul 16 Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
20 Jul 16 Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) when they arrived.
18 Jul 16 Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease...
A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
18 Jul 16 A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given birth. The results, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, could lead to a better understanding of how to prevent milk fever (hypocalcaemia) in cows.
15 Jul 16 Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had...
Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
15 Jul 16 Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
15 Jul 16  1 A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
15 Jul 16 A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
14 Jul 16 At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not wanted.
14 Jul 16 MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not...
MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
14 Jul 16 MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
It is difficult to know what to write at the moment. The dairy industry is reeling and farmers everywhere are assessing the damage and making plans for the future.
13 Jul 16 It is difficult to know what to write at the moment. The dairy industry is reeling and farmers everywhere are assessing the damage and making plans for the future.
NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than following the big southern drops.
12 Jul 16 NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than...
Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian Dairy Farmers acting president David Basham said.
11 Jul 16 Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian... | Finding a solution to price... 
Futures markets could provide a way for the Australian dairy industry to mitigate the price volatility that severely impacts on farmers, according to KPMG chief economist Brendan Rynne.
11 Jul 16 Futures markets could provide a way for the Australian dairy industry to mitigate the price volatility that severely impacts on farmers, according to KPMG chief economist Brendan Rynne.  | Risk management tools needed 
Dairy Australia has been successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Government grant for the development of virtual herding technology.
08 Jul 16 Dairy Australia has been successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Government grant for the development of virtual herding technology.
A senior Victorian dairy industry analyst has disputed claims there was insufficient certainty to provide more accurate milk price forecasts.
07 Jul 16 A senior Victorian dairy industry analyst has disputed claims there was insufficient certainty to provide more accurate milk price forecasts.
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Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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...