Caution over milk price index

The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been
22 Aug 16 A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been "caught napping" by a potential shortfall in the product, explaining why the price has risen 28.8 per cent at the last two...
Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer group Choice.
19 Aug 16 Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to the dairy sector.
18 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to...
A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was
17 Aug 16 A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was "a stunning result" and bodes well for farmers.
BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
15 Aug 16 BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
12 Aug 16 Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
12 Aug 16 BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
12 Aug 16 Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food Company.
11 Aug 16 Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food...
Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation fund for struggling Victorian dairyfarmers.
10 Aug 16 Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently facing the industry.
08 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently...
Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
05 Aug 16 Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
05 Aug 16 Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year  of operation, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production and  cow health outcomes.
04 Aug 16 Australia’s first clear-roofed deep-litter cow shelter has proven its worth during its first year of operation, helping a south-west Victorian dairy farm to better pasture, production...
TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
03 Aug 16  1 TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
03 Aug 16 Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
01 Aug 16 WITH a new pivot irrigation system in place, Eight Mile Creek, South Australia, dairyfarmer James Mann is on the lookout for further savings.
About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
01 Aug 16 About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 "Look after your bones to live the life you want" is the key message of this year's Healthy Bones Action Week to be held nationally from August 1 to 7.
When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling a season with unimaginable challenges.
28 Jul 16 When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling...
In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities as well as farms.
27 Jul 16  1 In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities...
Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
26 Jul 16 Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
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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
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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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...