Burra offers incentive for fat

The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
13 Jun 18  1 A new Dairy Australia initiative to prevent deaths and injuries on dairy farms is set to position the industry as a leader in workplace safety.
Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
12 Jun 18 Bruce and Christine Lindsay farm here about seven kilometres from Kerang.
A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
12 Jun 18 A first-generation dairyfarmer is using a regional leadership scholarship to help relocate migrants to south-west Victoria.
Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket of ‘upwater’ which is required for the environment by 2024.
11 Jun 18 Murray Darling Basin communities had a win on Friday, with the council of interstate water ministers resolving to pursue off-farm water sources in the recovery of a 450 gigalitres bucket...
Queensland dairyfarmer Brendan Hayden is caught in a perfect storm as drought takes hold across much of Australia.
11 Jun 18 Queensland dairyfarmer Brendan Hayden is caught in a perfect storm as drought takes hold across much of Australia.
Overseas bidders are in the race to buy the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory in Victoria’s Western District.
08 Jun 18 Overseas bidders are in the race to buy the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory in Victoria’s Western District.
The Chinese company that bought Australia's biggest dairy farm in 2016 breached loan conditions last year, leaving it at the mercy of its bankers and raising further doubts over commitments made to win foreign investment approval.
08 Jun 18 The Chinese company that bought Australia's biggest dairy farm in 2016 breached loan conditions last year, leaving it at the mercy of its bankers and raising further doubts over...
​Work on a dairy commodity price index promised by the federal government is well underway with it set to be released mid-year.
08 Jun 18 ​Work on a dairy commodity price index promised by the federal government is well underway with it set to be released mid-year.
Have dairy cows, will travel. That’s been the mantra for the Kath family who have slowly made it south from Toowoomba, Qld, gradually building up their dairy herd while sharefarming.
07 Jun 18 Have dairy cows, will travel. That’s been the mantra for the Kath family who have slowly made it south from Toowoomba, Qld, gradually building up their dairy herd while sharefarming.
There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
07 Jun 18 There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
06 Jun 18 Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
When it comes to weighing up the success of his Jersey herd, Shawn Hollingworth has all the figures he needs.
06 Jun 18 When it comes to weighing up the success of his Jersey herd, Shawn Hollingworth has all the figures he needs.
For Karen Low, Rearing Healthy Calves is all about the 'one-percenters' that make the difference between average farm practices and high-quality performance in growing young stock.
05 Jun 18 For Karen Low, Rearing Healthy Calves is all about the 'one-percenters' that make the difference between average farm practices and high-quality performance in growing young stock.
The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into the latest advancements in people practices, innovative projects in plant and animal genetics and new approaches to managing agronomy and nutrition.
04 Jun 18 The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into...
The McInnes Partnership farm at Harrisville in south-east Queensland milks 550 cows producing 4.2 million litres annually, with a rolling herd average of 7600 litres.
04 Jun 18 The McInnes Partnership farm at Harrisville in south-east Queensland milks 550 cows producing 4.2 million litres annually, with a rolling herd average of 7600 litres.
India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development specialist.
02 Jun 18 India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development...
Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
01 Jun 18 Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
31 May 18 Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power.
31 May 18 Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy...
In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk” –  and is growing fast in popularity.
31 May 18 In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk”...
PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global market.
30 May 18 PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global...
A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling Basin plan.
30 May 18 A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling...
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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...