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Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) needed to urgently increase the number of irrigation meters it tested and publish the results, according to the head of a northern water services committee.
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) needed to urgently increase the number of irrigation meters it tested and publish the results, according to the head of a northern water services committee.
Dairy farming giant Moon Lake will spend $2.7 million upgrading one of its major operations at the Woolnorth property in the far North-West.
29 Aug 17 Dairy farming giant Moon Lake will spend $2.7 million upgrading one of its major operations at the Woolnorth property in the far North-West.
INDEPENDENT South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon says the retail strategy of major supermarkets selling $1 per litre milk in recent times has “thrown a spear into the heart of so many dairy farmers”.
28 Aug 17 INDEPENDENT South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon says the retail strategy of major supermarkets selling $1 per litre milk in recent times has “thrown a spear into the heart of so many...
Hunter region dairyfarmers involved in a $1.1 million dollar project to improve water quality in the Williams River are enjoying significant improvements in farm productivity.
28 Aug 17 Hunter region dairyfarmers involved in a $1.1 million dollar project to improve water quality in the Williams River are enjoying significant improvements in farm productivity.
The rising popularity of genomic (DNA) testing of female dairy cattle means DataGene's release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) puts the spotlight on the top herds and cows, as well as bulls.
24 Aug 17 The rising popularity of genomic (DNA) testing of female dairy cattle means DataGene's release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) puts the spotlight on the top herds and cows, as well...
Murray Goulburn chief executive Ari Mervis has downplayed claims the co-operative might lose its mantle as the country’s biggest dairy processor, as Fonterra increases its milk intake.
23 Aug 17 Murray Goulburn chief executive Ari Mervis has downplayed claims the co-operative might lose its mantle as the country’s biggest dairy processor, as Fonterra increases its milk intake.
A PROTRACTED Senate inquiry into Australia’s dairy industry has made 12 recommendations for federal parliament to consider including examining the potential need for a mandatory industry code of conduct.
23 Aug 17 A PROTRACTED Senate inquiry into Australia’s dairy industry has made 12 recommendations for federal parliament to consider including examining the potential need for a mandatory industry...
Australia’s leading dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced its milk intake has been slashed by more than a fifth, while revenue has dropped by more than 10 per cent.
22 Aug 17 Australia’s leading dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced its milk intake has been slashed by more than a fifth, while revenue has dropped by more than 10 per cent.
Fonterra is banking on a diverse product mix and a more open relationship with farmers to help it grow in Australia.
21 Aug 17 Fonterra is banking on a diverse product mix and a more open relationship with farmers to help it grow in Australia.
While he might be legendary in the dairy industry, Ashgrove founder John Bennett’s farming success was recognised on a wider level as when he was named a national farming legend.
21 Aug 17 While he might be legendary in the dairy industry, Ashgrove founder John Bennett’s farming success was recognised on a wider level as when he was named a national farming legend.
Fonterra celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art cheese plant at Stanhope, Vic, on Friday marking the return of full production to the site two-and-a-half years after fire destroyed the previous plant.
18 Aug 17 Fonterra celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art cheese plant at Stanhope, Vic, on Friday marking the return of full production to the site two-and-a-half years after...
A south-west Victorian dairy farmer has described the Senate dairy report as “remarkably disappointing.”
18 Aug 17 A south-west Victorian dairy farmer has described the Senate dairy report as “remarkably disappointing.”
The brunt of the dairy industry crisis has hit the Britnell Family, who have made the tough decision to switch dairy processors for the survival of their farm business.
17 Aug 17 The brunt of the dairy industry crisis has hit the Britnell Family, who have made the tough decision to switch dairy processors for the survival of their farm business.
The last 20 years of runaway growth for the New Zealand dairy industry will soon come to an end as environmental limits are reached, Rabobank says.
17 Aug 17 The last 20 years of runaway growth for the New Zealand dairy industry will soon come to an end as environmental limits are reached, Rabobank says.
For the fourth time in the last five auctions, global dairy prices have fallen slightly, including a small decline in New Zealand's key export product whole milk powder (WMP).
16 Aug 17 For the fourth time in the last five auctions, global dairy prices have fallen slightly, including a small decline in New Zealand's key export product whole milk powder (WMP).
Ambassador for Yamaha country singer Lee Kernaghan is a believer in helmet use.
14 Aug 17 Ambassador for Yamaha country singer Lee Kernaghan is a believer in helmet use.
Dairy farmers are taking their campaign against “fake” milk products direct to consumers.
11 Aug 17  2 Dairy farmers are taking their campaign against “fake” milk products direct to consumers.
The Chinese-born owner of the nation’s biggest dairyfarming operation and one of Australia’s oldest agricultural businesses assures sceptics he will keep his foreign investment commitments to expand the Tasmanian operation.
10 Aug 17 The Chinese-born owner of the nation’s biggest dairyfarming operation and one of Australia’s oldest agricultural businesses assures sceptics he will keep his foreign investment...
Shares in infant formula maker Bellamy's have rocketed to their highest level this year after the company confirmed that its recently acquired Melbourne factory had got its China export licence back.
09 Aug 17 Shares in infant formula maker Bellamy's have rocketed to their highest level this year after the company confirmed that its recently acquired Melbourne factory had got its China export...
Bega Cheese has netted $172.7 million from a share offer to institutional investors and existing shareholders launched in June.
09 Aug 17 Bega Cheese has netted $172.7 million from a share offer to institutional investors and existing shareholders launched in June.
From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to increase the profitability that lies within most herds.
08 Aug 17 From 17 to 20 July, Livestock Improvement (LIC) Australia came together with around 150 farmers from Tasmania, Gippsland and North Victoria to focus on cow quality and the potential to...
The first time Jackie Wilmann turned up to a working bee at the Poowong Consolidated School and saw tractors ready to help, she knew she was in a close-knit farming community.
08 Aug 17 The first time Jackie Wilmann turned up to a working bee at the Poowong Consolidated School and saw tractors ready to help, she knew she was in a close-knit farming community.
Practitioners of once-a-day milking and others interested in the logistics of implementing it attended an information workshop at Orbost, Victoria, earlier this year.
07 Aug 17 Practitioners of once-a-day milking and others interested in the logistics of implementing it attended an information workshop at Orbost, Victoria, earlier this year.
A flexible approach to robotic milking in pasture-based systems could offer dairy businesses opportunities to improve labour efficiency, reduce the need for on-call staff and improve energy efficiency at certain times of the year.
07 Aug 17 A flexible approach to robotic milking in pasture-based systems could offer dairy businesses opportunities to improve labour efficiency, reduce the need for on-call staff and improve...
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
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If GM is so wonderful why is the US in the grip of crop destruction caused by GM Dicamba
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...