Pathways for young people

WITH rising land values, particularly in traditional dairy areas, farm ownership may not be an option for many young people coming up in the sector, but according to a panel of young dairyfarmers, there are many paths into the industry.
WITH rising land values, particularly in traditional dairy areas, farm ownership may not be an option for many young people coming up in the sector, but according to a panel of young dairyfarmers, there are many paths into the industry.
The cost of feed – whether fodder or irrigation water – is driving a sell off of dairy cows in Northern Victoria.
29 Aug 18 The cost of feed – whether fodder or irrigation water – is driving a sell off of dairy cows in Northern Victoria.
With 750 cows being milked now, growing to more than 1000 by the end of calving, sourcing hay and fodder is a constant and expensive exercise for Maffra dairy farmer Justin Johnston.
23 Aug 18 With 750 cows being milked now, growing to more than 1000 by the end of calving, sourcing hay and fodder is a constant and expensive exercise for Maffra dairy farmer Justin Johnston.
Prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday evening.
22 Aug 18 Prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday evening.
FACTORS that make some Western Australian dairyfarmers “better suited” to supply milk to one processor over another will become increasingly important as the State’s industry undergoes significant change.
22 Aug 18 FACTORS that make some Western Australian dairyfarmers “better suited” to supply milk to one processor over another will become increasingly important as the State’s industry undergoes...
The Bega signs officially went up at Koroit on Friday, marking the first day of business for the company at the former Murray Goulburn factory.
20 Aug 18 The Bega signs officially went up at Koroit on Friday, marking the first day of business for the company at the former Murray Goulburn factory.
Brighter prospects of higher Victorian farm gate milk prices, due to a downturn in global milk supply, may be dampened by a sharp jump in production costs, according to analysts.
17 Aug 18 Brighter prospects of higher Victorian farm gate milk prices, due to a downturn in global milk supply, may be dampened by a sharp jump in production costs, according to analysts.
National hay and fodder prices have skyrocketed in recent months, imposing further hardships on farmers dealing with unfavourable seasonal conditions.
17 Aug 18 National hay and fodder prices have skyrocketed in recent months, imposing further hardships on farmers dealing with unfavourable seasonal conditions.
Northern Victorian dairy farmers say the triple whammy of high water, grain and hay prices have left many in a precarious position.
16 Aug 18 Northern Victorian dairy farmers say the triple whammy of high water, grain and hay prices have left many in a precarious position.
An Australian agricultural fund backed by the $US129 billion ($176 billion) pension fund – the Washington State Investment Board – has purchased more than $50 million worth of dairy farms in Tasmania's north west.
15 Aug 18 An Australian agricultural fund backed by the $US129 billion ($176 billion) pension fund – the Washington State Investment Board – has purchased more than $50 million worth of dairy...
Fonterra has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the co-operative's interim chief executive with immediate effect - a move described by Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard as
15 Aug 18 Fonterra has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the co-operative's interim chief executive with immediate effect - a move described by Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved the sale of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory to Bega Cheese.
13 Aug 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved the sale of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory to Bega Cheese.
NSW Farmers has welcomed the long anticipated NSW Cattle Underpass Scheme announced last Friday in Lismore.
13 Aug 18 NSW Farmers has welcomed the long anticipated NSW Cattle Underpass Scheme announced last Friday in Lismore.
IN just over a week more than $30,000 has been pledged to help Schulz Organic Dairy at Timboon, Vic, shift away from using plastic milk bottles.
10 Aug 18 IN just over a week more than $30,000 has been pledged to help Schulz Organic Dairy at Timboon, Vic, shift away from using plastic milk bottles.
Saputo is looking at further acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, according to chief executive officer Lino Saputo Jnr.
09 Aug 18  1 Saputo is looking at further acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, according to chief executive officer Lino Saputo Jnr.  | Saputo criticises Canadian milk... 
The owner of Australia's largest milk processing company Lino Saputo Jnr has lashed out at a Canadian dairy export support scheme.
08 Aug 18 The owner of Australia's largest milk processing company Lino Saputo Jnr has lashed out at a Canadian dairy export support scheme.
Global dairy prices seem to have entered a sustained period of relative stability.
08 Aug 18 Global dairy prices seem to have entered a sustained period of relative stability.
RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
06 Aug 18 RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have...
BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
06 Aug 18 BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
03 Aug 18 Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
Rotterdam, Netherlands: FERTILE cropping land and prime pastures are no longer a requirement for successful agriculture with an industry ‘transfarmation’ now encouraging production on water and skyscraper roofs.
02 Aug 18 Rotterdam, Netherlands: FERTILE cropping land and prime pastures are no longer a requirement for successful agriculture with an industry ‘transfarmation’ now encouraging production on...
The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
02 Aug 18 The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
01 Aug 18 A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to...
Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their farm at Bodalla on the New South Wales south coast.
01 Aug 18 Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their...
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Such nonsense. But, what does one expect from such a biased source - a dairy industry spokesperson.
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https://www.livekindly.co/vegan-crops-produce-more-protein-animals-beef-eggs/
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
There's something uniquely depressing about arriving at someone's farm excited for the arrival of their new crush, only to discover that the new one is worse than the one it replaced.4:00 AM There's something uniquely depressing about arriving at someone's farm excited for the arrival of their new crush,...
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
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...