WCB’s agreements 'potentially unfair'

The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) found them “potentially unfair.”
The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) found them “potentially unfair.”
Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
02 Jul 18 Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
02 Jul 18 Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
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.
Australia’s newest dairy co-operative Mountain Milk Co-op will start trading this Sunday, July 1, creating the opportunity for a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the Kiewa Valley of North East Victoria.
29 Jun 18 Australia’s newest dairy co-operative Mountain Milk Co-op will start trading this Sunday, July 1, creating the opportunity for a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the...
FLIES dart around Todd Wilson’s head on a crisp winter’s day as he steps into his dairy.
28 Jun 18 FLIES dart around Todd Wilson’s head on a crisp winter’s day as he steps into his dairy.
Infant formula and baby food business Bellamy’s Australia is ramping up demand for organic milk, sealing three new strategic arrangements to draw extra supplies from Tasmania and Victoria.
28 Jun 18 Infant formula and baby food business Bellamy’s Australia is ramping up demand for organic milk, sealing three new strategic arrangements to draw extra supplies from Tasmania and Victoria.
Bega Cheese has announced its opening price for the 2018/19 financial year is $5.85 a kilogram milk solids.
27 Jun 18 Bega Cheese has announced its opening price for the 2018/19 financial year is $5.85 a kilogram milk solids.
THE decision by milk processors to err on the side of caution with their opening milk farmgate prices has been criticised by producers as an unwillingness to take any risk in order to move the dairy game in Australia forward.
27 Jun 18 THE decision by milk processors to err on the side of caution with their opening milk farmgate prices has been criticised by producers as an unwillingness to take any risk in order to...
DAIRY businesses are losing up to $364 million each year in employee turnover, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
26 Jun 18 DAIRY businesses are losing up to $364 million each year in employee turnover, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
25 Jun 18 South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and Outlook breakfast.
22 Jun 18 Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and...
Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
22 Jun 18 Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
21 Jun 18 Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
20 Jun 18 Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk solids.
20 Jun 18 Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk...
Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition shining a spotlight on dairy farmers.
18 Jun 18 Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition...
Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
15 Jun 18 Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
14 Jun 18 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
13 Jun 18 The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
13 Jun 18  1 A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
12 Jun 18 Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
12 Jun 18 A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket of ‘upwater’ which is required for the environment by 2024.
11 Jun 18 Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket...
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While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right. 
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing...
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Give them the increase. It is only 10c a litre. I would happily pay 50c a litre increase and I
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Mr Irvin seems to be talking up the milk price, on behalf of the farmers or is he just saying
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production...
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...