The elephant in the dining room

The Australian dairy industry was challenged at the Australian Dairy Conference to call out the bad behaviour of individual farmers with regards to environmental management and animal welfare to ensure it met community expectations in these areas.
The Australian dairy industry was challenged at the Australian Dairy Conference to call out the bad behaviour of individual farmers with regards to environmental management and animal welfare to ensure it met community expectations in these areas.
Dairy prices at the latest global dairy trade auction (GDT) have dipped by 0.5 per cent to reach an average of US$3623.
21 Feb 18 Dairy prices at the latest global dairy trade auction (GDT) have dipped by 0.5 per cent to reach an average of US$3623.
The independent panel inquiry into Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) had borne out concerns, raised by Loddon Valley irrigators, in the last 18 months, according to Fernihurst farmer Ken Pattison.
21 Feb 18 The independent panel inquiry into Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) had borne out concerns, raised by Loddon Valley irrigators, in the last 18 months, according to Fernihurst farmer Ken... | GMW needs urgent transformation 
The State Government has fully accepted an advisory panel’s recommendations Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) was in need of “an urgent and significant transformation”.
20 Feb 18 The State Government has fully accepted an advisory panel’s recommendations Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) was in need of “an urgent and significant transformation”.
Claims by the head of Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, European and New Zealand co-operatives were responsible for ongoing volatility in the sector have been dismissed as too simple, by Victorian farmers.
20 Feb 18 Claims by the head of Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, European and New Zealand co-operatives were responsible for ongoing volatility in the sector have been dismissed as too simple, by...
Australia’s online livestock selling system, AuctionsPlus wanted to continue to work with traditional saleyards to reduce volatility for vendors and buyers, according to chief executive Anna Speer.
20 Feb 18 Australia’s online livestock selling system, AuctionsPlus wanted to continue to work with traditional saleyards to reduce volatility for vendors and buyers, according to chief executive...
Milk and meat manufactured in a laboratory was here to stay and farmers needed to view them as a serious challenge, according to Silicon Valley think-tank Singularity University’s regional ambassador Kaila Colbin.
19 Feb 18  1 Milk and meat manufactured in a laboratory was here to stay and farmers needed to view them as a serious challenge, according to Silicon Valley think-tank Singularity University’s...
The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate.
19 Feb 18 The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate.
Katunga, Vic, dairyfarmer Paul Stammers took out The Pitch competition at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February.
17 Feb 18 Katunga, Vic, dairyfarmer Paul Stammers took out The Pitch competition at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February.
Six young scientists from around Australia impressed delegates at the Australian Dairy Conference as they presented the results of their research.
17 Feb 18 Six young scientists from around Australia impressed delegates at the Australian Dairy Conference as they presented the results of their research.
Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.
17 Feb 18 Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.
A rapid wave of change is sweeping across the world disrupting every aspect of human existence, the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February was told.
17 Feb 18 A rapid wave of change is sweeping across the world disrupting every aspect of human existence, the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February was told.
The Australian Dairy Conference attracted almost 500 delegates to Melbourne this week.
16 Feb 18 The Australian Dairy Conference attracted almost 500 delegates to Melbourne this week.
The Canadian businessman leading the push to buy the Australian processor Murray Goulburn, Lino Saputo jnr, has questioned the sale of fresh milk for $1 a litre, telling a dairy conference, “I just don’t see how $1 milk could be viable.”
16 Feb 18 The Canadian businessman leading the push to buy the Australian processor Murray Goulburn, Lino Saputo jnr, has questioned the sale of fresh milk for $1 a litre, telling a dairy...
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
Dairyfarmers should ask themselves the following seven questions when thinking about how to boost feed conversion efficiency in their herd.
13 Feb 18 Dairyfarmers should ask themselves the following seven questions when thinking about how to boost feed conversion efficiency in their herd.
When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
13 Feb 18 When lame cows are noticed it is imperative that they have their feet picked up and checked so that the cause of the lameness can be remedied
12 Feb 18 "When you're on a farm, you learn something new every day", that's according to Shannon Notter, who operates a dairy farm at Carlisle River in south-western Victoria.
When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
12 Feb 18 When a girl has a dream to show her family’s cows at Australia’s premier dairy show, it makes sense to get a truck licence.
A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
12 Feb 18 A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.
Dairyfarmers wanting an insight into the latest science in pasture improvement and herd genetics have been invited to a Dairy Open Day at AgriBio next week.
09 Feb 18 Dairyfarmers wanting an insight into the latest science in pasture improvement and herd genetics have been invited to a Dairy Open Day at AgriBio next week.
It’s time to make some room in your fridge and freezer, the prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2018 Champions, revealing the top 18 dairy products in Australia.
09 Feb 18 It’s time to make some room in your fridge and freezer, the prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2018 Champions, revealing the top 18 dairy products in Australia.
Delay to the proposed sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn (MG) to Canadian dairy giant Saputo risked causing significant damage to Australia’s dairy industry, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Adam Jenkins has warned.
08 Feb 18 Delay to the proposed sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn (MG) to Canadian dairy giant Saputo risked causing significant damage to Australia’s dairy industry, United Dairyfarmers of...
Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
08 Feb 18 Contaminated silage is being blamed for a recent case of botulism in which a number of dairy cows died in the Shoalhaven.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...