Tough season hits dairy confidence

The difficult 2016-17 season experienced by many Victorian dairyfarmers has hit farm cash-flows, farmer confidence and overall milk production, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report released on Wednesday.
The difficult 2016-17 season experienced by many Victorian dairyfarmers has hit farm cash-flows, farmer confidence and overall milk production, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report released on Wednesday.
Murray Goulburn has announced a $4.70 a kilogram milk solids (MS) opening milk price for next season.
06 Jun 17 Murray Goulburn has announced a $4.70 a kilogram milk solids (MS) opening milk price for next season.
A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
06 Jun 17 A Northern Victorian cow has become the first to win the Jersey Australia/Semex Great Australian Challenge Supreme Champion title two years in a row.
Burra Foods is offering new and existing suppliers a 40 cents a kilogram payment at the start of the 2017/18 season if they sign a three-year supply contract.
05 Jun 17 Burra Foods is offering new and existing suppliers a 40 cents a kilogram payment at the start of the 2017/18 season if they sign a three-year supply contract.
Murray-Darling Basin states and the Commonwealth were close to an agreement on the final water savings, due to be delivered by the end of the month, according to Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville.
05 Jun 17 Murray-Darling Basin states and the Commonwealth were close to an agreement on the final water savings, due to be delivered by the end of the month, according to Victorian Water Minister...
THE live export industry is set to implement a statutory $6/head Dairy Cattle Export Charge.
05 Jun 17 THE live export industry is set to implement a statutory $6/head Dairy Cattle Export Charge.
Australia’s biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced it will be deleting some of its product lines, later this year, as it closes Tasmania’s Edith Creek factory.
05 Jun 17  1 Australia’s biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced it will be deleting some of its product lines, later this year, as it closes Tasmania’s Edith Creek factory.
DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
03 Jun 17 DataGene - the dairy industry's new organisation to drive herd improvement - has released two new tools to make it easier for farmers to use herd records for management decisions.
THE RSPCA cannot regulate the farm sector, while it continues to lobby against the very industries it wants to police, a parliamentary inquiry into the animal welfare group has been told.
02 Jun 17  1 THE RSPCA cannot regulate the farm sector, while it continues to lobby against the very industries it wants to police, a parliamentary inquiry into the animal welfare group has been told.
There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
02 Jun 17 There are three simple things farmers can do to maximise the health and survival of their calves.
Lion Dairy & Drinks has launched a campaign to remind Australians why milk matters.
01 Jun 17  1 Lion Dairy & Drinks has launched a campaign to remind Australians why milk matters.
DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
01 Jun 17 DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
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 trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.  | VIDEO: Drone flying over ryegrass...
NEW survey data reveals that only 45 per cent of dairy farmers nationwide are anticipating making a profit this financial year.
31 May 17 NEW survey data reveals that only 45 per cent of dairy farmers nationwide are anticipating making a profit this financial year.
James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
31 May 17 James and Robyn Mann, Donovans Dairy at Wye, Mt Gambier, SA, milk a 2000-plus self-replacing Friesian herd in a 116-bay rotary dairy.
It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
30 May 17 It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a range of speakers discuss cutting-edge technologies in the dairy industry, for what is set to be a vibrant and inspiring event.
30 May 17 More than 200 people from the South Australia's dairy industry will gather in Mount Gambier on June 8 to hear a range of speakers discuss cutting-edge technologies in the dairy industry,...
BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust and loyalty.
29 May 17 BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust...
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.
Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
29 May 17 Early research conducted by FutureDairy suggests it may be possible to adjust cows' diet in automatic milking systems (AMS) to encourage more cows to be milked between midnight and 6am.
Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
26 May 17 Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
26 May 17 The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
25 May 17 Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are treated.
25 May 17 Modern consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food is grown, how it is produced, the nutritional value of the food and how the animals which produce that food are...
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
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...