Dairy revolution underway: Rabobank

The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a just-released industry report.
The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a just-released industry report.
TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
18 Sep 17 TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
18 Sep 17 A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
15 Sep 17 It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
15 Sep 17  1 THERE is much needless waste of silage in wrapped bales all over Australia.
Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are different for each of the causes.
14 Sep 17 Previously I have highlighted the importance of rehydrating scouring calves. However, understanding what is causing the scours is equally important as the treatments selected are...
Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
13 Sep 17 Gippsland dairyfarmer Peta Barlow knows about herd testing - from both sides of the fence.
PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
13 Sep 17 PLASTIC wrap is not a silver bullet for hay that was rain affected before baling or for hay that is too wet or for silage that is too dry.
A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
13 Sep 17 A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
12 Sep 17 Meander, Tasmania, dairyfarmers Brian and Michele Lawrence use an Annual Operating Plan to help them manage their farm business.
It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is the best way forward for particular farming systems?
12 Sep 17 It's widely acknowledged that being smarter about the efficient use of nitrogen (N) opens doors to greater productivity, increased profit and reduced environmental impact, but what is...
A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
12 Sep 17 A flatter pattern of forage production and improved management of key insect and weed pests are two of the benefits arising from chicory pastures for one Fleurieu Peninsula dairy farm.
Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
11 Sep 17  1 Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was  a “revenue grab.”
11 Sep 17 Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was a “revenue grab.”
The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
11 Sep 17 The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
08 Sep 17 There has been a noticeable increase in the use of pain relief when disbudding calves.
This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
07 Sep 17 This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
07 Sep 17 Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
06 Sep 17 A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
Dairy prices, led by butter, have risen 0.3 per cent at the latest global dairy auction to an average of US$3323 per tonne.
06 Sep 17 Dairy prices, led by butter, have risen 0.3 per cent at the latest global dairy auction to an average of US$3323 per tonne.
The dairy industry has skills: agronomists, vets, international traders, scientists.
05 Sep 17 The dairy industry has skills: agronomists, vets, international traders, scientists.
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
Duncan Ag has introduced two new well-engineered machines from Ireland that give Australian farmers and contractors more options to rejuvenate pasture and aerate their soils.
04 Sep 17 Duncan Ag has introduced two new well-engineered machines from Ireland that give Australian farmers and contractors more options to rejuvenate pasture and aerate their soils.
The New Zealand Greens are promising a tax on farm nitrate pollution, set to raise $135 million to be reinvested back into sustainable farming.
04 Sep 17 The New Zealand Greens are promising a tax on farm nitrate pollution, set to raise $135 million to be reinvested back into sustainable farming.
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Shredlage is a patented and branded harvesting process that produces long chopped highly processed silage.11 Oct 18 Shredlage is a patented and branded harvesting process that produces long chopped highly processed silage.
While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
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Its about time someone stood up for hardworking dairyfarmers. lets not just point at Coles but
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The processors don’t realize what’s about to hit them with regards milk supply and security.
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A mastitis vaccine will be a great help to women. I hope this study achieve its goal. Anyways, I
The Australian dairy industry is committed to supporting investment and successful operation of Automatic Milking Systems (AMS).24 Sep 18  1 The Australian dairy industry is committed to supporting investment and successful operation of Automatic Milking...
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
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...