Milk price comes under spotlight

Milk prices are continuing to cause more pain for farmers, a peak body is warning, with a leading processor announcing it will pay less for the product.
Milk prices are continuing to cause more pain for farmers, a peak body is warning, with a leading processor announcing it will pay less for the product.
DAUGHTERS of Dairy Farmers celebrated their fourth anniversary last Friday with the launch of a Twitter and Instagram page.
24 Jan 17 DAUGHTERS of Dairy Farmers celebrated their fourth anniversary last Friday with the launch of a Twitter and Instagram page.
A further three farming families have left or are leaving Western Australia's dairy industry after processors said they did not want their milk.
23 Jan 17 A further three farming families have left or are leaving Western Australia's dairy industry after processors said they did not want their milk.
The general manager for strategy behind the $155 million Sustainable Agriculture Fund, Deo de Jesus, says the diversification of the fund's farmland holdings has been a crucial factor in helping it to deliver yet another strong operating profit and rise in land vale.
23 Jan 17 The general manager for strategy behind the $155 million Sustainable Agriculture Fund, Deo de Jesus, says the diversification of the fund's farmland holdings has been a crucial factor in...
OPINION: Australian farmers are among the world's most innovative and efficient.
23 Jan 17 OPINION: Australian farmers are among the world's most innovative and efficient.
Bega Cheese has bought back the farm by broadening its reach in the food industry, snapping up Australia’s iconic yeast spread, Vegemite, and other Kraft brands, in a $460 million deal.
20 Jan 17  2 Bega Cheese has bought back the farm by broadening its reach in the food industry, snapping up Australia’s iconic yeast spread, Vegemite, and other Kraft brands, in a $460 million deal.
A GLOBAL dairy price rally, which has Australian exports now trading at close to 30 per cent above the average for this decade, has given milk producers cause to expect stronger opening farmgate prices next season.
20 Jan 17 A GLOBAL dairy price rally, which has Australian exports now trading at close to 30 per cent above the average for this decade, has given milk producers cause to expect stronger opening...
ALL eyes are on estranged negotiations between Queensland dairyfarmers and big processor Parmalat, with the outcome touted to set the scene for this year’s opening milk farmgate prices.
20 Jan 17 ALL eyes are on estranged negotiations between Queensland dairyfarmers and big processor Parmalat, with the outcome touted to set the scene for this year’s opening milk farmgate prices.
The dairy industry was in a cautious recovery and could be three to six months from a peak, according to leading dairy analyst, Freshagenda director Steve Spencer.
19 Jan 17 The dairy industry was in a cautious recovery and could be three to six months from a peak, according to leading dairy analyst, Freshagenda director Steve Spencer.
Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week (IDW) exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the supreme grand champion interbreed award on Thursday.
Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
19 Jan 17 Elm Banks Holsteins, Crossley, Vic, was again on top in the Holsteins at International Dairy Week, taking the grand champion Holstein award.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at International Dairy Week.
19 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, to be the first Ayrshire to win an interbreed award at...
Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
19 Jan 17 Long-time exhibitors Philippa and Mark Flemming, Philmar Dairy Co, Tocumwal, NSW, took the junior interbreed award at International Dairy Week with Miami Magnify Dawn 5206.
A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night.
19 Jan 17 A Holstein heifer calf sold for a massive $251,000 at International Dairy Week at Tatura , Vic,last night. | VIDEO: Heifer sells for $251,000
Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Jerseys sold to a top of $7500 and averaged $4894 at the International Dairy Week Jersey Showcase Sale on Wednesday.
Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
19 Jan 17 Long-time International Dairy Week exhibitor Bushlea Jerseys took the grand champion award in the Jersey judging on Wednesday.
There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
18 Jan 17 There was a positive response to the top cattle, offered in the International Dairy Week Elite Ayrshire sale, auctioneer Brian Leslie said.
A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, by taking out International Dairy Week grand champion title.
18 Jan 17 A three-year-old Ayrshire, from Gippsland, has followed up its success in the breed’s Victorian Cow of the Year awards, by taking out International Dairy Week grand champion title.
Tandara Dairies, Dingee, Victoria’s, decision to bring a team of 11 cattle to this year’s International Dairy Week has paid dividends, with the stud dominating the Brown Swiss section.
18 Jan 17 Tandara Dairies, Dingee, Victoria’s, decision to bring a team of 11 cattle to this year’s International Dairy Week has paid dividends, with the stud dominating the Brown Swiss section.
Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
18 Jan 17 Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.
18 Jan 17 Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.
A cow that won the supreme interbreed award and champion Illawarrra award at International Dairy Week (IDW) two years ago returned on Tuesday to claim to top Illawarrra award again.
17 Jan 17 A cow that won the supreme interbreed award and champion Illawarrra award at International Dairy Week (IDW) two years ago returned on Tuesday to claim to top Illawarrra award again.
The champion Illawarra cow at International Dairy Week delivered for its owners at the Illawarra Red Revolution Sale on Tuesday night with one its calves making the top price.
17 Jan 17 The champion Illawarra cow at International Dairy Week delivered for its owners at the Illawarra Red Revolution Sale on Tuesday night with one its calves making the top price.
THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target of producing 1.5 billion litres of milk by 2022.
17 Jan 17 THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target of producing 1.5 billion litres of milk by 2022.
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