Tas farmers ready for better year

The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
31 Mar 17 The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
30 Mar 17 New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
30 Mar 17 Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
30 Mar 17 DairyTas Conference farm tour attendees visited four Tasmanian businesses that have thrived despite challenges.
Much-improved dairy market prospects in Asia come with a warning about more competition and rising price volatility ahead for Australian exports.
29 Mar 17 Much-improved dairy market prospects in Asia come with a warning about more competition and rising price volatility ahead for Australian exports.
A new $NZ400 million development at Oceania Dairy's South Island factory is in New Zealand creating more jobs in the manufacturing of milk products.
28 Mar 17 A new $NZ400 million development at Oceania Dairy's South Island factory is in New Zealand creating more jobs in the manufacturing of milk products.
Norco is one of Australia’s last remaining dairy co-operatives and last week its locally produced Norco Fresh Milk took out the 2017 Canstar Blue award for most satisfied customers.
28 Mar 17 Norco is one of Australia’s last remaining dairy co-operatives and last week its locally produced Norco Fresh Milk took out the 2017 Canstar Blue award for most satisfied customers.
The National Famers Federation and all sides of politics have embraced the Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathway Project as a success story that had broad benefits across other agriculture sectors.
27 Mar 17 The National Famers Federation and all sides of politics have embraced the Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathway Project as a success story that had broad benefits across other agriculture sectors.
A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to produce F1 males and females.
24 Mar 17 A special section at the 2017 Wagyu conference in Albury, NSW, will explain how Holstein breeders can access significant premiums by joining the bottom half of their herds to Wagyu to...
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.
24 Mar 17 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...
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Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
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Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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