Maintaining a social licence to operate

Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no longer enough.
Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no longer enough.
THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
22 May 18 THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
21 May 18 The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
21 May 18 Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time comfortable and to soak up the manure.
21 May 18 Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time...
Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
18 May 18 Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
18 May 18 In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
17 May 18 SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
17 May 18 MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
16 May 18 Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
16 May 18 Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
15 May 18 A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
15 May 18 A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 May 18 A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
BALANCING the commitments of a young family with four children aged  six and under and running a 370 cow dairy farm enterprise at Benger is the tightrope Mick and Sophia Giumelli walk daily.
14 May 18 BALANCING the commitments of a young family with four children aged six and under and running a 370 cow dairy farm enterprise at Benger is the tightrope Mick and Sophia Giumelli walk daily.
Saputo Australia has announced a step up for its southern milk region and NSW suppliers.
11 May 18 Saputo Australia has announced a step up for its southern milk region and NSW suppliers.
Herd testing has given Brad and Meagan O'Shannessy a quick and clear understanding of their cows' production and performance, resulting in easier culling, decision making and even pregnancy testing.
11 May 18 Herd testing has given Brad and Meagan O'Shannessy a quick and clear understanding of their cows' production and performance, resulting in easier culling, decision making and even...
Labor has backed the government to pull the Murray Darling Basin Plan from the fire.
10 May 18 Labor has backed the government to pull the Murray Darling Basin Plan from the fire.
KIEWA’S historic dairy plant will not close with new owner Saputo deciding to keep it open and retain cream cheese production at the factory.
10 May 18 KIEWA’S historic dairy plant will not close with new owner Saputo deciding to keep it open and retain cream cheese production at the factory.
​The Victorian Farmers Federation Coles Farmers' Fund was in the firing line at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual meeting on Friday.
09 May 18 ​The Victorian Farmers Federation Coles Farmers' Fund was in the firing line at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual meeting on Friday.
Dairy Australia plans to target an influential group of consumers to address declining trust in the industry.
09 May 18 Dairy Australia plans to target an influential group of consumers to address declining trust in the industry.
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria wants new Chain of Responsibility laws scrapped, just weeks after they were approved.
07 May 18 The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria wants new Chain of Responsibility laws scrapped, just weeks after they were approved.
A recent analysis of genetic trends in the Australian dairy herd shows that the rate of genetic gain has accelerated in the past decade.
07 May 18 A recent analysis of genetic trends in the Australian dairy herd shows that the rate of genetic gain has accelerated in the past decade.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding processors take their share of responsibility for issues plaguing the dairy industry – or face possible Federal government intervention.
04 May 18  1 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding processors take their share of responsibility for issues plaguing the dairy industry – or face possible Federal government intervention.
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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...