Dairy prices tumble 5% at latest auction

The ASB says trade tensions between the United States and China are behind the plunge in prices at the latest global dairy auction.
The ASB says trade tensions between the United States and China are behind the plunge in prices at the latest global dairy auction.
Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
04 Jul 18 Yalca, Vic, farmer Steven Dalitz, who started disbudding calves using sedation and long-term pain relief two years ago, says he would now never do it any other way.
Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower,...
ANIMAL pain relief product Tri-Solfen has now been registered for dehorning and disbudding in addition to castration for beef and dairy calves.
03 Jul 18 ANIMAL pain relief product Tri-Solfen has now been registered for dehorning and disbudding in addition to castration for beef and dairy calves.
The Victorian Winter Fair's reputation for being prepared to try something different will be enhanced this year with a novel approach to selling animals.
02 Jul 18 The Victorian Winter Fair's reputation for being prepared to try something different will be enhanced this year with a novel approach to selling animals.
The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) found them “potentially unfair.”
02 Jul 18 The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC)...
Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
02 Jul 18 Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
02 Jul 18 Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
Australia’s newest dairy co-operative Mountain Milk Co-op will start trading this Sunday, July 1, creating the opportunity for a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the Kiewa Valley of North East Victoria.
29 Jun 18 Australia’s newest dairy co-operative Mountain Milk Co-op will start trading this Sunday, July 1, creating the opportunity for a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the...
FLIES dart around Todd Wilson’s head on a crisp winter’s day as he steps into his dairy.
28 Jun 18 FLIES dart around Todd Wilson’s head on a crisp winter’s day as he steps into his dairy.
Infant formula and baby food business Bellamy’s Australia is ramping up demand for organic milk, sealing three new strategic arrangements to draw extra supplies from Tasmania and Victoria.
28 Jun 18 Infant formula and baby food business Bellamy’s Australia is ramping up demand for organic milk, sealing three new strategic arrangements to draw extra supplies from Tasmania and Victoria.
Bega Cheese has announced its opening price for the 2018/19 financial year is $5.85 a kilogram milk solids.
27 Jun 18 Bega Cheese has announced its opening price for the 2018/19 financial year is $5.85 a kilogram milk solids.
THE decision by milk processors to err on the side of caution with their opening milk farmgate prices has been criticised by producers as an unwillingness to take any risk in order to move the dairy game in Australia forward.
27 Jun 18 THE decision by milk processors to err on the side of caution with their opening milk farmgate prices has been criticised by producers as an unwillingness to take any risk in order to...
DAIRY businesses are losing up to $364 million each year in employee turnover, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
26 Jun 18 DAIRY businesses are losing up to $364 million each year in employee turnover, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
25 Jun 18 South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and Outlook breakfast.
22 Jun 18 Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and...
Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
22 Jun 18 Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
21 Jun 18 Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
20 Jun 18 Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk solids.
20 Jun 18 Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk...
Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition shining a spotlight on dairy farmers.
18 Jun 18 Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition...
Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
15 Jun 18 Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
14 Jun 18 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
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With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...