Milk payment system slammed

The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman at Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday.
The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman at Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday.
It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
01 Mar 17 It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
01 Mar 17 WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
28 Feb 17 AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
27 Feb 17 Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year.
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year.
Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
24 Feb 17  1 Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
24 Feb 17 Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
23 Feb 17 Troubled Victorian milk-broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) is to be wound up.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover by June.
22 Feb 17 UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover...
The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
22 Feb 17 The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative FrieslandCampina Piet Boer told the Australian Dairy Conference in February.
22 Feb 17 An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative...
Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February.
22 Feb 17 Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in...
The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017 Situation and Outlook report.
22 Feb 17 The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017...
Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its much-anticipated half year profit results this Friday.
22 Feb 17 Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its...
Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
22 Feb 17 Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
22 Feb 17 THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
22 Feb 17 More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
21 Feb 17 Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
20 Feb 17 The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
20 Feb 17 The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by price clawbacks.
15 Feb 17 Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by...
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Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field...
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...
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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
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As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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