WA Minister hopeful of dairy solution

HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural company Gallagher.
03 Nov 16 Virtual fencing is a step closer towards becoming a commercial reality courtesy of a new partnership between Melbourne-based agri-tech startup Agersens and international agricultural...
IT is becoming increasingly common for dairy farmers to use synchronisation programs routinely in their artificial insemination breeding plans.
02 Nov 16 IT is becoming increasingly common for dairy farmers to use synchronisation programs routinely in their artificial insemination breeding plans.
Staggering, whopping, rocketing - dairy analysts have been searching for superlatives to describe the latest leap in world dairy prices as whole milk powder (WMP) climbed by 19.4 per cent overnight.
02 Nov 16 Staggering, whopping, rocketing - dairy analysts have been searching for superlatives to describe the latest leap in world dairy prices as whole milk powder (WMP) climbed by 19.4 per...
While demand from China and Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for Australian milk continues to grow, export margins have been squeezed and could potentially tighten further, according to a recently-released industry report.
01 Nov 16 While demand from China and Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for Australian milk continues to grow, export margins have been squeezed and could potentially...
AS it enters its third year, sales of the SA Dairyfarmers’ Association own brand of milk have continued to climb.
01 Nov 16 AS it enters its third year, sales of the SA Dairyfarmers’ Association own brand of milk have continued to climb.
Applications for the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s $10,000 Tertiary Scholarships program will close at 5pm on Monday, November 7.
31 Oct 16 Applications for the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s $10,000 Tertiary Scholarships program will close at 5pm on Monday, November 7.
HAVING dropped three dairy farmer suppliers last month, Brownes Dairy has told three premium-quality cheese maker customers it may not be able to supply them with raw milk for part of next year.
31 Oct 16 HAVING dropped three dairy farmer suppliers last month, Brownes Dairy has told three premium-quality cheese maker customers it may not be able to supply them with raw milk for part of...
Murray Goulburn's four new directors said they would back a review of the board structure at the company's annual general meeting on Friday.
28 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn's four new directors said they would back a review of the board structure at the company's annual general meeting on Friday.
UPDATED: Murray Goulburn chairman Phil Treacy has apologised to suppliers at the company's annual general meeting and says he intends to resign once a new managing director and the new board members have settled into their roles.
28 Oct 16 UPDATED: Murray Goulburn chairman Phil Treacy has apologised to suppliers at the company's annual general meeting and says he intends to resign once a new managing director and the new...
GEA has installed the United Kingdom’s first automatic rotary milking dairy at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
28 Oct 16 GEA has installed the United Kingdom’s first automatic rotary milking dairy at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Fonterra has stepped up its Australian farmgate milk price to $5.10 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
27 Oct 16 Fonterra has stepped up its Australian farmgate milk price to $5.10 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
UPDATED: Murray Goulburn (MG) has changed its controversial Milk Supply Support Package in a bid to stem the loss of milk supply from the company.
27 Oct 16 UPDATED: Murray Goulburn (MG) has changed its controversial Milk Supply Support Package in a bid to stem the loss of milk supply from the company.
Dairy farmers have warned Australia could soon be importing milk from New Zealand and other countries if the crisis enveloping the dairy industry is not addressed.
26 Oct 16 Dairy farmers have warned Australia could soon be importing milk from New Zealand and other countries if the crisis enveloping the dairy industry is not addressed.
The new Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm - VDL Farms - will export fresh milk to China from next year.
26 Oct 16 The new Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm - VDL Farms - will export fresh milk to China from next year.
An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
26 Oct 16 An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January,...
The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with improvements in reliability, lower costs and greater understanding of the various ways results can be used to improve genetic gain.
24 Oct 16 The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with...
Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
24 Oct 16 Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s  Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
24 Oct 16 The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
24 Oct 16 Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
21 Oct 16 The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
21 Oct 16 An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
18 Oct 16 MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
13 Oct 16 Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
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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.
1:03 PM Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
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...
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A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
14 Mar 17 A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate...
DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.

06 Jan 17 DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping 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...