Unlocking million-dollar feedbase potential

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.
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.
The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its customer, troubled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.
24 Mar 17 The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its...
Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
23 Mar 17 Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
23 Mar 17 FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
22 Mar 17 New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
22 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them up.
20 Mar 17 Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them...
The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director Jeff Odgers says.
20 Mar 17 The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director...
The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
20 Mar 17 The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
20 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has  delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset” and “disinterest in being nationally competitive.”
16 Mar 17 THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset”...
FAMILY is at the heart of Barossa Valley branded milk business Jersey Fresh, with the Kernich sisters Amy McDonald, Lisa Werner and Paula Menzel taking steps to ensure the business continues to grow and thrive.
16 Mar 17 FAMILY is at the heart of Barossa Valley branded milk business Jersey Fresh, with the Kernich sisters Amy McDonald, Lisa Werner and Paula Menzel taking steps to ensure the business...
The recently released Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) report outlines the physical and financial performance of 29 Tasmanian dairy farms for the last financial year.
16 Mar 17 The recently released Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) report outlines the physical and financial performance of 29 Tasmanian dairy farms for the last financial year.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding major retailers show proof they support local product following explosive reports supermarkets are now selling imported cheese as a new price war looms.
15 Mar 17  2 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding major retailers show proof they support local product following explosive reports supermarkets are now selling imported cheese as a new price war...
Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
15 Mar 17 Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
14 Mar 17 Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
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 on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
13 Mar 17 WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
13 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
10 Mar 17 Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
10 Mar 17 Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council meeting.
09 Mar 17  1 Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council...
It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to support Queensland farmers.
09 Mar 17 It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to...
In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
09 Mar 17 In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
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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...
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right. 
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing...
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Give them the increase. It is only 10c a litre. I would happily pay 50c a litre increase and I
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Mr Irvin seems to be talking up the milk price, on behalf of the farmers or is he just saying
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...
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production...
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...