Survey shows full impact of dairy “storm”

The annual Victorian Dairy Farm Monitor Report has shown the full extent of the “perfect storm” which hit producers last financial year.
The annual Victorian Dairy Farm Monitor Report has shown the full extent of the “perfect storm” which hit producers last financial year.
Victorian dairy farmers have welcomed a further $3million funding for the Cattle Underpass Scheme (CUPS).
23 Sep 16 Victorian dairy farmers have welcomed a further $3million funding for the Cattle Underpass Scheme (CUPS).
Western Victorian dairy farmers suppliers have reacted angrily to Fonterra’s annual results, showing a net profit of NZ $834 million.
23 Sep 16 Western Victorian dairy farmers suppliers have reacted angrily to Fonterra’s annual results, showing a net profit of NZ $834 million.
Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 kg/ms.
23 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 kg/ms.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are turning their attention to Victoria’s struggling dairy farmers.
23 Sep 16 The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are turning their attention to Victoria’s struggling dairy farmers.
Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 a kilogram milk solids.
15 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 a kilogram milk solids.
There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
15 Sep 16 There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at Camperdown.
14 Sep 16 THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at...
Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
13 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
12 Sep 16 Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
A Western Victorian dairy farm has reduced calf mortality rates and improved heifer growth rates by changing its calf-rearing system.
08 Sep 16 A Western Victorian dairy farm has reduced calf mortality rates and improved heifer growth rates by changing its calf-rearing system.
Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
07 Sep 16 Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
Back in 2012, Steve Spencer's excellent report for the Australian Dairy Conference* pointed out that only a co-operative is motivated to provide suppliers with more than the minimum price needed to ensure supply, and therefore provide an industry benchmark price.
06 Sep 16 Back in 2012, Steve Spencer's excellent report for the Australian Dairy Conference* pointed out that only a co-operative is motivated to provide suppliers with more than the minimum...
Murray Goulburn chairman Philip Tracy has flagged the co-operative was “actively reviewing” its contentious Milk Supply Support Package (MSSP).
05 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn chairman Philip Tracy has flagged the co-operative was “actively reviewing” its contentious Milk Supply Support Package (MSSP).
COLES is expected to announce the release of its long-awaited milk brand product this week aimed at supporting embattled dairy farmers with a $1 million cash cow.
05 Sep 16 COLES is expected to announce the release of its long-awaited milk brand product this week aimed at supporting embattled dairy farmers with a $1 million cash cow.
The group behind Buy a Bale has switched its attention to the country’s struggling dairy farmers.
02 Sep 16 The group behind Buy a Bale has switched its attention to the country’s struggling dairy farmers.
Results of the Murray Goulburn board supplier director elections have been announced.
01 Sep 16 Results of the Murray Goulburn board supplier director elections have been announced.
Fonterra Australia is selling its 94-year-old southern NSW processing business at Wagga Wagga to the newly-formed investment outfit, Blue River Group.
31 Aug 16 Fonterra Australia is selling its 94-year-old southern NSW processing business at Wagga Wagga to the newly-formed investment outfit, Blue River Group.
A legal stoush between Japanese beverage giant Lion Group and ASX-listed The a2 Milk Company has taken a fresh twist with an explosive cross claim alleging a2 engaged in deceptive and misleading conduct.
29 Aug 16 A legal stoush between Japanese beverage giant Lion Group and ASX-listed The a2 Milk Company has taken a fresh twist with an explosive cross claim alleging a2 engaged in deceptive and...
Australian milk production plummeted 10.3 per cent in July compared with last year, with massive drops in Tasmania, South Australia and northern Victoria, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
25 Aug 16 Australian milk production plummeted 10.3 per cent in July compared with last year, with massive drops in Tasmania, South Australia and northern Victoria, according to the latest figures...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the national dairy industry.
25 Aug 16  1 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the...
Farmer-controlled dairy company Bega Cheese has defied tough export markets and competitive domestic milk supply conditions to lift its after-tax profit 132 per cent to $28.8 million.
25 Aug 16 Farmer-controlled dairy company Bega Cheese has defied tough export markets and competitive domestic milk supply conditions to lift its after-tax profit 132 per cent to $28.8 million.
Murray Goulburn will look to add $10-$15 million to its 2017 profit pool by slashing costs, after a disastrous year in which it slashed the price paid to farmers for milk.
24 Aug 16 Murray Goulburn will look to add $10-$15 million to its 2017 profit pool by slashing costs, after a disastrous year in which it slashed the price paid to farmers for milk.
The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
24 Aug 16 The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
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Given the long and dry summer period, many farms will be searching for feed and/or needing to resow areas of the farm.
28 Apr 16 Given the long and dry summer period, many farms will be searching for feed and/or needing to resow areas of the farm.
The need for more even pasture supply and improved persistence has led one Fleurieu, South Australia, dairy family to trial and achieve early successes with new soft-leaved tall fescues and plantain pastures.
15 Apr 16  1 The need for more even pasture supply and improved persistence has led one Fleurieu, South Australia, dairy family...
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Most of us would gladly give a 50¢ levy per bottle {25¢ per litre} PROVIDED the money went
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I wish we had this in Canberra!
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Brownes and Parmalat are calling their farmers bluff, they say they don't want their milk yet
Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year  of operation, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production and  cow health outcomes.
04 Aug 16 Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year of operation,...
Tasmanian dairyfarmers hit by record flooding earlier this month are slowly getting their farms back on track.28 Jun 16 Tasmanian dairyfarmers hit by record flooding earlier this month are slowly getting their farms back on track.
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...