Changes wanted on dairy debts

Farmer activist group Farmer Power is to make a submission to an inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman that is investigating the impact on small businesses of late payments and other poor payment practices by big corporations.
Farmer activist group Farmer Power is to make a submission to an inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman that is investigating the impact on small businesses of late payments and other poor payment practices by big corporations.
A MULTI-MILLION-dollar dairy factory in South East South Australia has taken a big step forward with stage one officially opened on Monday.
12 Jan 17 A MULTI-MILLION-dollar dairy factory in South East South Australia has taken a big step forward with stage one officially opened on Monday.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in the box seat to control the future of Bellamy's Organic under a
12 Jan 17 New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in the box seat to control the future of Bellamy's Organic under a "poison pill" arrangement that can be triggered if a shareholder group controls...
Australian milk production is forecast to hit its lowest level in more than 20 years even as global prices surge.
11 Jan 17 Australian milk production is forecast to hit its lowest level in more than 20 years even as global prices surge.
SCENIC Rim 4Real Milk founder Greg Dennis has launched a petition aimed squarely at the federal government and their perceived lack of progress on regulating the price of milk.
11 Jan 17 SCENIC Rim 4Real Milk founder Greg Dennis has launched a petition aimed squarely at the federal government and their perceived lack of progress on regulating the price of milk.
Jan Cameron's bizarre bid to roll selected board members of Bellamy's Organic has only added to the stink surrounding the troubled infant formula company's dramatic fall from grace.
09 Jan 17 Jan Cameron's bizarre bid to roll selected board members of Bellamy's Organic has only added to the stink surrounding the troubled infant formula company's dramatic fall from grace.
COMMUNITIES across south-west Victoria have welcomed a $50 million state government funding boost that will widen and repair many roads they have labelled as unsafe.
09 Jan 17 COMMUNITIES across south-west Victoria have welcomed a $50 million state government funding boost that will widen and repair many roads they have labelled as unsafe.
Tasmanian farmer Michael Perkins does not like to dwell on the fatal floods that ravaged his property seven months ago.
09 Jan 17 Tasmanian farmer Michael Perkins does not like to dwell on the fatal floods that ravaged his property seven months ago.
PREDICTIONS show a recovery in the dairy price in 2017 but experts warn it will be “slow and modest”.
09 Jan 17 PREDICTIONS show a recovery in the dairy price in 2017 but experts warn it will be “slow and modest”.
AFTER finishing high school, Ashleigh Gamble, 26, moved from her family home in Bamawm, Victoria, to study beauty therapy in Melbourne.
07 Jan 17 AFTER finishing high school, Ashleigh Gamble, 26, moved from her family home in Bamawm, Victoria, to study beauty therapy in Melbourne.
DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.
06 Jan 17 DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.
The Brown Swiss cow that helped lead the 'Save the Dairyfarmer' rally in Melbourne will be part of the team Ben Govett takes to International Dairy Week (IDW) this year.
05 Jan 17 The Brown Swiss cow that helped lead the 'Save the Dairyfarmer' rally in Melbourne will be part of the team Ben Govett takes to International Dairy Week (IDW) this year.
Fonterra milk and cream prices have risen in New Zealand shops this week, just as world dairy prices took another hit at the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction overnight.
04 Jan 17 Fonterra milk and cream prices have risen in New Zealand shops this week, just as world dairy prices took another hit at the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction overnight.
This year's Australian Dairy Conference aims to get delegates thinking beyond the farm gate. For the first time in its history, the event heads to Adelaide and will be held at the National Wine Centre of Australia from February 14 to February 16.
04 Jan 17 This year's Australian Dairy Conference aims to get delegates thinking beyond the farm gate. For the first time in its history, the event heads to Adelaide and will be held at the...
Long-serving Gardiner Dairy Foundation board member Mike Carroll is stepping down after six years.
03 Jan 17 Long-serving Gardiner Dairy Foundation board member Mike Carroll is stepping down after six years.
Hannah Wandel wants young dairyfarmers and industry people, as well as students in dairying regions, to follow her footsteps from the country to creating change in Canberra.
02 Jan 17 Hannah Wandel wants young dairyfarmers and industry people, as well as students in dairying regions, to follow her footsteps from the country to creating change in Canberra.
THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.
30 Dec 16 THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.
Independent grocer group Harris Farm Markets is joining the backlash against cheap $1 a litre milk, pulling discount house brands from its shelves.
29 Dec 16 Independent grocer group Harris Farm Markets is joining the backlash against cheap $1 a litre milk, pulling discount house brands from its shelves.
The Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GDF) held its fourth annual Australian Dairy Leadership Alumni Summit earlier this month, bringing together leaders of the industry to discuss global megatrends and future challenges.
26 Dec 16 The Gardiner Dairy Foundation (GDF) held its fourth annual Australian Dairy Leadership Alumni Summit earlier this month, bringing together leaders of the industry to discuss global...
Wishing all our readers a happy Christmas and a New Year filled with better prices and great seasons.
25 Dec 16 Wishing all our readers a happy Christmas and a New Year filled with better prices and great seasons.
A herd of young cattle can count themselves lucky after they were saved by farmers from a rock ledge on the Shoalhaven River.
23 Dec 16 A herd of young cattle can count themselves lucky after they were saved by farmers from a rock ledge on the Shoalhaven River.
Troubled milk products group Bellamy's Australia's problems are self-inflicted, key competitors said on Wednesday as they sought to distance themselves from its difficulties.
23 Dec 16 Troubled milk products group Bellamy's Australia's problems are self-inflicted, key competitors said on Wednesday as they sought to distance themselves from its difficulties.
Flamboyant dairy broker Antonio Esposito did not face farmers at a meeting in Melbourne on Wednesday, which was set to decide the fate of his debt-ridden company.
22 Dec 16 Flamboyant dairy broker Antonio Esposito did not face farmers at a meeting in Melbourne on Wednesday, which was set to decide the fate of his debt-ridden company.
This first annual general meeting of DataGene on December 16 heralded a new era in herd improvement for the Australian dairy industry.
22 Dec 16 This first annual general meeting of DataGene on December 16 heralded a new era in herd improvement for the Australian dairy industry.
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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...