Riding out the lows

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.
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.
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...
Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
15 Mar 17 Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
14 Mar 17 Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
14 Mar 17 A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
13 Mar 17 WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
13 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
10 Mar 17 Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
10 Mar 17 Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council meeting.
09 Mar 17  1 Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council...
It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to support Queensland farmers.
09 Mar 17 It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to...
In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
09 Mar 17 In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and concentrate feeds and yield improvements.
08 Mar 17  1 THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and...
Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
08 Mar 17 Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
07 Mar 17 The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
As a pilot program, Subtropical Dairy has developed a series of resources and tools to help northern Australian dairy businesses estimate the potential profit from making a change to their business.
07 Mar 17 As a pilot program, Subtropical Dairy has developed a series of resources and tools to help northern Australian dairy businesses estimate the potential profit from making a change to...
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
06 Mar 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
06 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
03 Mar 17 Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
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...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
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,...
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...