Dairy sector looks to pricing mechanism

The past 12 months have seen some progress on major issues affecting the dairy industry, albeit not as smoothly as the sector would have liked
The past 12 months have seen some progress on major issues affecting the dairy industry, albeit not as smoothly as the sector would have liked
Innovative research is using NZ's food processing skills to meet new-age protein expectations from consumers
08 Jan 19 Innovative research is using NZ's food processing skills to meet new-age protein expectations from consumers
There is no doubt the industry has come up against challenges over a number of years - rising production costs, price competition in domestic and international markets, tough seasons and market volatility.
07 Jan 19  1 There is no doubt the industry has come up against challenges over a number of years - rising production costs, price competition in domestic and international markets, tough seasons and...
The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) is rapidly becoming the preferred index of genetic merit used by Australian dairy farmers and the herd improvement industry.
06 Jan 19 The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) is rapidly becoming the preferred index of genetic merit used by Australian dairy farmers and the herd improvement industry.
This week, Holstein Australia will welcome an United Kingdom representative as part of the Holstein UK Australia Exchange program that has been running for three years now.
05 Jan 19 This week, Holstein Australia will welcome an United Kingdom representative as part of the Holstein UK Australia Exchange program that has been running for three years now.
The release of the report from the Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme (QDAS) for the 2017-18 year showed a significant drop in profitability for Queensland dairy farms.
04 Jan 19 The release of the report from the Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme (QDAS) for the 2017-18 year showed a significant drop in profitability for Queensland dairy farms.
OPINION: When Australia’s largest dairy processor and farmer co-operative Murray Goulburn announced in April 2016 that it was slashing the farmgate milk price in an attempt to claw back $183 million it had already paid to suppliers, the dairy industry was plunged into a deep crisis.
03 Jan 19 OPINION: When Australia’s largest dairy processor and farmer co-operative Murray Goulburn announced in April 2016 that it was slashing the farmgate milk price in an attempt to claw back...
VAN Dairy Group's Woolnorth Station has 25 dairy farms, with supporting cropping land, on a 19,000-hectare property.
02 Jan 19 VAN Dairy Group's Woolnorth Station has 25 dairy farms, with supporting cropping land, on a 19,000-hectare property.
The Australian Dairy Conference heads to Central New South Wales for the 2019 Pre Conference Tour taking in one of Australia's biggest single-site dairy farms Moxey Farms.
01 Jan 19 The Australian Dairy Conference heads to Central New South Wales for the 2019 Pre Conference Tour taking in one of Australia's biggest single-site dairy farms Moxey Farms.
A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
31 Dec 18 A Canadian researcher wants to hear from Australian dairy farmers about their experiences with Bovine Johne's Disease.
The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation official conference day on Tuesday, March 26, will explore the theme of Bringing Red Breeds Together.
30 Dec 18 The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation official conference day on Tuesday, March 26, will explore the theme of Bringing Red Breeds Together.
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, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.
A NSW Upper House inquiry has pinpointed that the dairy industry needs immediate help to end the cost pressures driving many dairyfarmers to the wall.
27 Dec 18 A NSW Upper House inquiry has pinpointed that the dairy industry needs immediate help to end the cost pressures driving many dairyfarmers to the wall.
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 persistence of pasture.
A big moo-ry Christmas from the team at Australian Dairyfarmer - editors Carlene Dowie and advertising manager Peter Roach.
25 Dec 18 A big moo-ry Christmas from the team at Australian Dairyfarmer - editors Carlene Dowie and advertising manager Peter Roach.
OPINION: If anyone doubts the impact of consumer and wider society demands on our industry, a few stories that have appeared on our website recently should change their view.
24 Dec 18 OPINION: If anyone doubts the impact of consumer and wider society demands on our industry, a few stories that have appeared on our website recently should change their view.
Australia's dairy industry is set to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector head-on at the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra from February 19-21.
23 Dec 18 Australia's dairy industry is set to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector head-on at the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra from February 19-21.
A spotlight is being put on safety as the summer school holidays approach and children and visitors begin spending more time on the nation's dairy farms.
22 Dec 18 A spotlight is being put on safety as the summer school holidays approach and children and visitors begin spending more time on the nation's dairy farms.
The remnant company shell left in the wake of this year’s sale of Murray Goulburn’s dairy business assets to Saputo Inc is planning to delist itself from the Australian Securities Exchange.
21 Dec 18 The remnant company shell left in the wake of this year’s sale of Murray Goulburn’s dairy business assets to Saputo Inc is planning to delist itself from the Australian Securities...
BEGA shares tumbled more than 12 per cent after the dairy manufacturer said drought and farmgate pricing pressure would hurt its milk processing division and overall bottom line in the coming year.
20 Dec 18 BEGA shares tumbled more than 12 per cent after the dairy manufacturer said drought and farmgate pricing pressure would hurt its milk processing division and overall bottom line in the...
Global Dairy Trade auction prices increased 1.7 per cent on Tuesday night, consolidating the gains achieved in the previous auction on December 4.
19 Dec 18 Global Dairy Trade auction prices increased 1.7 per cent on Tuesday night, consolidating the gains achieved in the previous auction on December 4.
Seven of Victoria’s young dairy leaders have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Zealand Study Tour in February.
17 Dec 18 Seven of Victoria’s young dairy leaders have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Zealand Study Tour in February.
This highly productive dairy farm is located at Dixie in the Western District.
17 Dec 18 This highly productive dairy farm is located at Dixie in the Western District.
Australia’s Water ministers have reached agreement on a new test, guaranteeing positive, or neutral, socio-economic outcomes for any further recovery of Murray Darling Basin environmental water.
14 Dec 18 Australia’s Water ministers have reached agreement on a new test, guaranteeing positive, or neutral, socio-economic outcomes for any further recovery of Murray Darling Basin...
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Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions, AgResearch scientists in New Zealand have found.
10:39 AM Using an alternative plant type like plantain in grazed pastures could help lower a farm's greenhouse gas emissions,...
Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates slow, pasture growth rates decline and there is increased grazing pressure on any irrigated areas of the farm. 
23 Mar 19 Over summer in south-eastern Australia, with limited rainfall on rain-fed areas of the farm, leaf emergence rates...
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
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,...
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...