Northern Vic hit with triple whammy

Northern Victorian dairy farmers say the triple whammy of high water, grain and hay prices have left many in a precarious position.
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...
The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices to optimise water, energy and labour efficiencies, resulting in greater profits to irrigating businesses.
31 Jul 18 The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices...
He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
30 Jul 18 He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions and improving herd management.
30 Jul 18 Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions...
The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
30 Jul 18 The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
27 Jul 18 Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
27 Jul 18 A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
26 Jul 18 Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
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With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...