Milk production plummets 10.3%

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.
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.
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.
2:54 PM 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.
9:45 AM 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.
A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been
22 Aug 16 A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been "caught napping" by a potential shortfall in the product, explaining why the price has risen 28.8 per cent at the last two...
Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer group Choice.
19 Aug 16 Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to the dairy sector.
18 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to...
A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was
17 Aug 16 A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was "a stunning result" and bodes well for farmers.
BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
15 Aug 16 BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
12 Aug 16 Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
12 Aug 16 BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
12 Aug 16 Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food Company.
11 Aug 16 Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food...
Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation fund for struggling Victorian dairyfarmers.
10 Aug 16 Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently facing the industry.
08 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently...
Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
05 Aug 16 Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
05 Aug 16 Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
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, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production...
TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
03 Aug 16  1 TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
03 Aug 16 Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
01 Aug 16 WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
01 Aug 16 About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
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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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Brownes and Parmalat are calling their farmers bluff, they say they don't want their milk yet
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What a joke!!! Dairy farming is deregulated but the labour market is regulated,this is why
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Blame Australian politicians, they were dopy enough to listen to America to agree to sanctions,
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.
The dairy co-operative at the centre of Australia’s big farmgate milk price collapse in April has reported a 62 per cent rise in after-tax net profit to $40.6 million.10:06 AM The dairy co-operative at the centre of Australia’s big farmgate milk price collapse in April has reported a 62 per...
Bega Cheese executive chairman, Barry Irvin, has lambasted rival processor Murray Goulburn for posting an 88 per cent jump in net profit at the expense of its farmer suppliers.3:36 PM Bega Cheese executive chairman, Barry Irvin, has lambasted rival processor Murray Goulburn for posting an 88 per...