Bega Cheese: Getting the deal done

BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust and loyalty.
BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust and loyalty.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
9:42 AM As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
9:25 AM Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
26 May 17 Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
26 May 17 The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
25 May 17 Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are treated.
25 May 17 Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are...
Crossley, Vic, dairyfarmers Karinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler drove a tractor into Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday to protest outside the first of Fonterra’s supplier meetings.
24 May 17 Crossley, Vic, dairyfarmers Karinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler drove a tractor into Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday to protest outside the first of Fonterra’s supplier meetings.
Running a successful dairy farm in the future appears to be more about what’s beyond the milk vat.
24 May 17 Running a successful dairy farm in the future appears to be more about what’s beyond the milk vat.
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
23 May 17 The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released information on the global dairy industry's position on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has acknowledged deregulation of the dairy industry, in 2000, appears to have caused farmers greater risk and disadvantage.
23 May 17 Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has acknowledged deregulation of the dairy industry, in 2000, appears to have caused farmers greater risk and disadvantage.
A young Tasmanian woman who wants to work as a vet in the dairy industry has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship.
22 May 17 A young Tasmanian woman who wants to work as a vet in the dairy industry has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship.
Retailer Harvey Norman's investment in a 2000-hectare dairy farming business in Victoria has come at a $793,000 loss in the first year of operation, but founder Gerry Harvey has a positive outlook and says the loss is smaller than he expected in the first year.
22 May 17 Retailer Harvey Norman's investment in a 2000-hectare dairy farming business in Victoria has come at a $793,000 loss in the first year of operation, but founder Gerry Harvey has a...
Investment intentions in the dairy sector have rebounded, according to the new research from the Commonwealth Bank.
20 May 17 Investment intentions in the dairy sector have rebounded, according to the new research from the Commonwealth Bank.
Transparent and simple contracts were the first aim of the new dairy Code of Conduct, according to Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) interim chief executive John McQueen.
19 May 17 Transparent and simple contracts were the first aim of the new dairy Code of Conduct, according to Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) interim chief executive John McQueen.
SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges facing Queensland producers.
18 May 17 SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges...
Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
18 May 17 Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
18 May 17 A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a fiercely competitive sector where large rival Murray Goulburn has been in turmoil.
18 May 17 Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a...
SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and New Zealand export heifers.
17 May 17 SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and...
Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
17 May 17 Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
17 May 17 Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
16 May 17 Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
16 May 17 A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
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Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute...
Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
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I wanted to tell Nick how his Farmers' Own milk is the best I have tasted and at $3 for 2L is
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Farmers angry at the unfairness to them or to other farmers who switched, and / or who are
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Where was the ADF support for dairy farmers back in April 2016? Nobody from ADF spoke out
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
9:42 AM As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to electricity outages. 
03 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response 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...