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A prominent Tallygaroopna, Vic, dairyfarmer says the planned $300 million investment in Shepparton, Vic, solar farms shows the market is outrunning planning regulations.
A prominent Tallygaroopna, Vic, dairyfarmer says the planned $300 million investment in Shepparton, Vic, solar farms shows the market is outrunning planning regulations.
The Murray Goulburn (MG) sale to Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expected to be completed on May 1, subject to shareholder and statutory approvals.
08 Mar 18 The Murray Goulburn (MG) sale to Canadian dairy giant Saputo is expected to be completed on May 1, subject to shareholder and statutory approvals.
Dairy prices nudged down a fraction at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction by an average 0.6 per cent across all products to reach US$3593 a tonne.
07 Mar 18 Dairy prices nudged down a fraction at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction by an average 0.6 per cent across all products to reach US$3593 a tonne.
Western Victorian Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling says Saputo’s announcement that it will consider excluding MG’s Koroit, Vic, plant from its proposal to buy the rest of MG is likely to cause more anxiety for MG suppliers.
07 Mar 18 Western Victorian Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling says Saputo’s announcement that it will consider excluding MG’s Koroit, Vic, plant from its proposal to buy the rest of MG...
RISING incomes, more people and the ongoing Westernisation of diets will continue to fuel demand for dairy products on a global stage, underpinning prospects for increased production in Australia.
07 Mar 18 RISING incomes, more people and the ongoing Westernisation of diets will continue to fuel demand for dairy products on a global stage, underpinning prospects for increased production in...
ANIMAL agricultural industries in Victoria need a response to the ongoing Q fever problem.
06 Mar 18 ANIMAL agricultural industries in Victoria need a response to the ongoing Q fever problem.
Irrigation efficiencies in dairyfarming, driven by the latest technological developments, will be among the areas featured at the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition.
06 Mar 18 Irrigation efficiencies in dairyfarming, driven by the latest technological developments, will be among the areas featured at the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and...
Harvey Norman shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Wednesday - their biggest drop in 30 years - after toughening competition and lower property revaluation took its half-year profit down by almost a fifth.
05 Mar 18 Harvey Norman shares plunged as much as 14 per cent on Wednesday - their biggest drop in 30 years - after toughening competition and lower property revaluation took its half-year profit...
Murray Goulburn (MG) got a slew of potential buyers last year when its board flagged the cooperative was for sale and news this week that its Koroit plant might need to be sold separately is likely to attract similar strong interest.
05 Mar 18 Murray Goulburn (MG) got a slew of potential buyers last year when its board flagged the cooperative was for sale and news this week that its Koroit plant might need to be sold...
The national consumer watchdog’s agricultural commissioner, Mick Keogh, says Murray Goulburn (MG) will have to look seriously at selling its Koroit factory to a buyer other than foreign dairy giant, Saputo Inc.
02 Mar 18 The national consumer watchdog’s agricultural commissioner, Mick Keogh, says Murray Goulburn (MG) will have to look seriously at selling its Koroit factory to a buyer other than foreign...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has concerns about the proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn's Koroit, Vic, plant by Saputo.
01 Mar 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it has concerns about the proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn's Koroit, Vic, plant by Saputo.
Competition encountered by its new spreads and sauces business is proving to be stiff, but the dairy company turned grocery goods producer, Bega Cheese, is happy to look at more food sector acquisitions.
01 Mar 18 Competition encountered by its new spreads and sauces business is proving to be stiff, but the dairy company turned grocery goods producer, Bega Cheese, is happy to look at more food...
Australia’s biggest long life beverage processor, Freedom Foods Group, is making a bold play for the specialty A2 dairy market, launching its own A2 milk range.
28 Feb 18 Australia’s biggest long life beverage processor, Freedom Foods Group, is making a bold play for the specialty A2 dairy market, launching its own A2 milk range.
As recently as 2016, Theo Spierings, chief executive of Auckland-based Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, described A2 milk as just a
26 Feb 18 As recently as 2016, Theo Spierings, chief executive of Auckland-based Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, described A2 milk as just a "marketing concept".
Fast-growing dairy youngster, A2 Milk Company, is teaming up with global giant, Fonterra, giving the New Zealand co-operative exclusive rights to process and sell fresh A2 milk in NZ and nutritional powder in new Asian and Middle East markets.
26 Feb 18 Fast-growing dairy youngster, A2 Milk Company, is teaming up with global giant, Fonterra, giving the New Zealand co-operative exclusive rights to process and sell fresh A2 milk in NZ and...
Market volatility has a huge impact across the dairy value chain, a wide-ranging discussion at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February revealed.
23 Feb 18 Market volatility has a huge impact across the dairy value chain, a wide-ranging discussion at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February revealed.
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.
22 Feb 18  1 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...
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 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.
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DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria. 
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high...
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
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Amen! From start to finish - especially the "deafening silence". The number of times I've heard
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Miracle Whip changed to Mayo...I know it was bought out by Bega. It is no longer on the shelves.
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Received your email re Crozier Street, V/Harbor. As one of many residents in Rapid Drive,
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.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...